On December 2003 the work was started by one of the specialist Turkish company to construct Sulaimaniyah International Airport according to the ICAO specifications. It is planned to construct the airport through two stages:
It connects between the Departure and Arrival Terminals and includes the followings:
Airport manager office
Flight crew room
Flight operation office
Briefing office (ATC and MET)
Medical facilities room
Control and monitoring room
Total area is 461 square meters. Equipped will all required equipment and facilities.
Total area 252 square meters.
Aerodrome Control Tower
Constructed on an area of about 82 square meters with 31 meters height. Designed to achieve the required vision for the Air Traffic Controller at all directions. The tower is equipped with all required equipment and facilities according to the ICAO standards.
Fire Fighting Station
Total area is 620 square meters. It is connected by special roads to the runway, taxiways and apron. Designed to accommodate large Fire Fighting Trucks, Class Room, and Early Warning office and work shop.
Administration and Technical Building
Two floors building, constructed on an area of 1140 square meters, which includes the Director General’s office, administration, finance, Engineering auditing and legal offices.
Runway Physical Characteristic
True Bearing: 313.35˚ / 133.35˚
Magnetic bearing 310˚ / 130 ˚
Length: 3500M (11667FT)
Width: 45M (150Ft) with 7.5M (25Ft) shoulders on each side.
Threshold: RWY 31: N 35˚ 33′ 00.43258″ E 045˚ 19′ 43.68297″
Coordinates: RWY 13: N 35˚ 34′ 17.73145″ E 045˚ 18′ 01.89884″