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About issuance of the IAC Certificate to Pulkovo Airport

      On December 18, 2009 in Saint-Petersburg the ceremony of issuance of the Interstate Aviation Committee Certificate to Pulkovo Airport for performing operations in adverse weather conditions of ICAO Category I and II at surfaced RWY-1 after completing activities on its reconstruction was held. The ceremony was attended by the 1st Vice-Chairman of the Russian Government S.B. Ivanov, Governor of Saint-Petersburg V. I. Matvienko, Minister of Transport I.E. Levitan. 
      Reconstruction of surfaced RWY-1 is the result of implementing the Agreement on Pulkovo Airport development based on public-private partnership between Saint-Petersburg, Pulkovo Airport JSC and consortium “Air Gates of the Northern Capital”, signed in October, 2009. 
      After putting into operation of RWY-1 the actual independence of operations from adverse weather and operations regularity have been achieved at the Airport. 
      To date Pulkovo Airport has two new runways equipped with the cutting-edge technology and capable of accommodating any types of aircraft with the visual range to 200 meters and low, almost zero cloud base altitude.  
      Much work on designing, construction, mounting and adjustment of the airport equipment meeting modern requirements was carried out by the state customer of Saint-Petersburg Administration, JSC Transstroy Corporation general contractor, general contractor of design work Lenaeroproject design and research institute of air transport JSC, team of FSUE Pulkovo Airport and many other participants of this project. The technology of laying of concrete at surfaced RWY-1 and adjacent taxiways allowed to achieve smoothness of surfaces meeting international and domestic standards. 
      During certification at Pulkovo Airport the IAC specialist carried out much painstaking work on inspecting the compliance with requirements of radiotechincal, lighting, meteorological, emergency and safety equipment, power supply system of airport facilities. The assessment of smoothness, condition and bearing capacity of unprepared fields, impact of obstacles at environs was carried out. 
      Based on positive results of work on assessing Airport operation suitability the Interstate Aviation Committee took decision on issuing the Certificate to Pulkovo Airport for operations at RWY-1 in accordance with ICAO Category I and II.