Airport of Baikonur «Extreme» will start to work at night

© RIA Novosti / Nina Sociability in fotobanka. Archival photoAirport of Baikonur «Extreme» will start to work at night© RIA Novosti news Agency / Nina Sociability the image Bank

Airport of Baikonur «Extreme» will work nights after the appearance of the required lighting equipment, the corresponding tender documents are posted on the procurement website.

«Restoration of light-signal equipment with fires of small intensity of the airport «Extreme» (Baikonur cosmodrome) and passing the state examination», — stated in the documentation.

The work will be spent 9,165 million rubles.

Currently, the airport «Extreme» has the right to take the flight at night.

The main task of lighting equipment in airports — to provide contact of crew with the surface of the runway at the stages of landing, when landing, when taxiing and during takeoff of the aircraft in the dark and dusk and also in conditions of limited or poor visibility at any time of the day.

Earlier it was reported that in 2018-2019 planned to allocate over 1 billion rubles from the budget of Russia for performance of works on reconstruction of the airfield.

Airport «Extreme» was built in the mid 1960-ies of the last century. It is located in the Kyzylorda region of Kazakhstan, located on the right Bank of the Syrdarya river, six kilometers West of the city of Baikonur.

In addition to the «Extreme» Baikonur has an airfield «Jubilee», which is used for the delivery of space technology.