Kars Airport
The project, involved minimum 45 cm. thick granular fill (200.000 m3), 45 cm. thick subbase material (100.000 m3), 30 cm. thick base material (55.000 m3) and 35 cm. thick concrete pavement of runway and apron (75.000 m3).

In the construction, two D-9, two D-8, two vibrating cylinder, two earth grader, five loader and ten dumptruck of 35 tons capacity each were used and complete filling was finished in one construction season.

For concrete paving, a concrete plant of 100 m3/h, a spreader-finisher of 1.200 m3/day, three concrete joint cutter, three joint filler and one screening and washing plant of 50 m3/h capacity were used in addition to the other equipment.

Brief informations concerning the construction of Kars Airport and infrastructural works:

1. The Owner Ministry of Public Works, General Directorate for Construction of Airports and Oil Supply Facilities
2. Date of bid award 10 February, 1977
3. Date of completion 6 September, 1981
4. Annual working period 4.5 months
Main work items  
  a. Runway 3.500 m x 45 m x 0,35 m
  b. Apron 130 m x 76 m x 0,35 m
  c. Service roads 15 km

d. Ducts for electrical cables

10.000 m
  e. Drainage system approx. 10 km
6. Quantities of main works
  a. Excavation 1.000.000 m3
  b. Embankment 355.000 m3
  c. Total concrete works 175.000 m2
  d. Cement used 30.000 ton