Lalmonirhat Airport: Aviation and Aerospace University

Lalmonihat Airport was built by the British in 1931, It was used by the US- British allied force in second world war. During wartime, It was the second-largest airport in Asia. After 1958 test runs of flight takeoff and landing have been successfully completed at the Airport on March 12, 2019, by Bangladesh Air Force. On 28 February 2019 Bangladesh Government established its First Aviation & Aerospace University in Lalmonirhat Airport. Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) is planning to invest $5 billion to set up the aircraft repairing Facility in Lalmonirhat Airport.

Lalmonirhat Airport Profile

GPS Coordinates:Latitude: N 25° 53′ 15” Longitude: E 89° 25′ 59.2”
Elevation:106 feet (33 meters)
Runway Length4 Kilometer
Total Area1166 Acres

History of lalmonirhat Airport

During the Second World War, the then British built the ‘Lalmonirhat Airport’ on some 1,166 acres of land. Lalmonihat military airstrips served as base for the RAF Third Tactical Air Force throughout World War II. In 1958, the airport had launched its operation for a short time. After Bangladesh’s independence in 1971, a decision was taken to turn it into a BAF headquarters .

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman 
Aviation and Aerospace University (BSMRAAU)

with a vision of ” To become a leading international university in the field of aviation, space and technological studies through excellence” Bangladesh First arespace University started its journey in February 2019. AIR VICE MARSHAL AHM FAZLUL HAQUE, of Bangladesh Airforce . Bangladesh Government already establishes an Aviation University in the Base. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Aviation and Aerospace University (BSMRAAU) will be established at Lalmonirhat Airport soon. Academic activities would start from January next year with undergraduate (honors) and postgraduate level courses at the university. Bangladesh Social Welfare Minister Nuruzzaman Ahmed said “Activities of the university began officially through the appointment of its vice-chancellor, pro-VC, registrar, treasurers and some other high officials on May 6 this year,”

The proposed aircraft repairing and maintaining the facility at the airbase in Lalmonirhat is underway.

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Lalmonirhat Airport – Wikipedia

Lalmonirhat Airport (ICAO: VGLM) is located near Lalmonirhat, at the north side border of Bangladesh.. Airlines and destination. Currently there are no scheduled flights operated by any airlines. External links. Airport information for VGLM at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.

  • Operator: Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh
  • Location: Lalmonirhat

Lalmonirhat – Bangladesh – World Airport Codes

Lalmonirhat is located in Bangladesh, using iata code LLJ, and icao code VGLM.Find out the key information for this airport.

Lalmonirhat Airport – VGLM – LLJ – Airport Guide

Lalmonirhat Airport (LLJ) located in Lalmonirhat, Rajshahi Division, Bangladesh. Airport information including flight arrivals, flight departures, instrument approach …

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3/14/2019 · Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat visited the airport on March 13. After visiting, he took off for Dhaka via an aircraft from the Lalmonirhat airport. According to various sources, in 1931, then British Government constructed the airport by acquiring 166 acre of land in Mahendranagar and Harati union of Lalmanirhat Sadar upazila.

Lalmonirhat Airbase of World War – Offroad Bangladesh

Lalmonirhat Airport used during the Second World War by the allied forces has been lying neglected for 66 years, with no inbound or outbound flight operated ever since. Lalmonirhat Airport was established during the British rule in 1943 on 1166.68 acres of land in …

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