George1 wrote:Beriev A-40 Albatros is revived??
A project for construction of water aerodrome in Kamchatka will cost 67 million rubles
Russian Aviaton » Wednesday June 3, 2015 19:51 MSK
FSUE Tsentralnoye proektnoye obyedineniye (stands for Central Project Association), part of the Spetsstroy of Russia, issued a tender for development of a project for construction of water aerodrome in Zavoiko settlement (Kamchatka Krai); 67,5 million rubles will be allocated for this project, the request was posted at the website to state procurement, RIA Novosti Nedvizhimost reports.
“The parameters of A-40 “Albatros” (amphibian aircraft) are used for calculations at design stage,” said in the document.
A main contractor must design the aerodrome having dimensions of 6х4,5 km and a depth of around 5 meters; the territory must be fitted with floating lights and special reference points. It also must have parking for four seaplanes, two seaplane ramps and a quay for staff boats.
Moreover, the contractor will have to design drainage facilities, control center, asphalt-concrete site for ground support equipment and vehicles, parking for staff cars, hangars, warehouse, checkpoint and roads located inside the aerodrome’s territory.
The applications must have been submitted until May 12th, RFP stage was completed on May 26th. The project must be implemented in 45 days after signing the contract.
I wonder if floating ekranoplanes can also to the job? but definitely revival of passenger airctraft and new Tu-204sand Il-114 is great idea to stimulate drop price per bird for civilian market.