Multinational airports in Antarctica exceed 50 Australian Antarctica airports, taking off and landing C17

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 Multinational airports in Antarctica exceed 50 Australian Antarctica airports, taking off and landing C17


The longest runway is Australias Wilkins Runway, the ICAO code YWKS, the airport runway as long as 4000 meters, completed in 2004. Located on the Preston Heath Ice Sheet in Wilkes, Antarctica, 40 km from the actual coast and about 65 km from Kathy Station. In 2015, the Royal Australian Air Force C-17 began flying from Hobart International Airport to Wilkins.

Cheng Xiao said that there are many airports in Antarctica, including the famous Australian Kathy Station, the United States McMurdo Station, Russias new Zalev Station, Norway Troll Station and Patriot Hill Camp. According to him, Italy is currently building an airport at Mario Zuccelli Station in the Ross Sea region of Antarctica, which is the only Italian self-owned scientific research station in Antarctica. This shows that western countries attach great importance to the role of polar aviation in polar development.

Our country also built temporary runways in Antarctica. According to the Global Times reporter, during the 25th Antarctic expedition in China, Kunlun Airport was built about 3 km west of Kunlun Station in Antarctica for landing and takeoff of fixed-wing aircraft. In 2010, the 26th Antarctic expedition built another Flying Eagle Airport on the Antarctic inland ice sheet, but the airports are actually temporary runways. (Zhang Xiang)

[Extension] what are the treaties related to polar territorial sovereignty?

The Antarctic Treaty was set up in Washington on December 1, 1959 and came into effect in June 23, 1961. The main contents of the treaty are as follows: Antarctica is used only for peaceful purposes, promotes the freedom of scientific investigation in Antarctica, promotes international cooperation in scientific investigation, prohibits all activities of a military nature in Antarctica, nuclear explosions and the disposal of radioactive materials, freezes the current claims of territorial ownership and promotes international cooperation Cooperation in science. Antarctic Treaty and related agreements, collectively known as the Antarctic Treaty System, at present, there are 53 States parties to the Antarctic Treaty, of which 29 are negotiating countries and most are developed countries. China became a consultative country for the Antarctic Treaty in October 7, 1985. There is no single international treaty universally applicable to Arctic affairs. It is regulated by international treaties such as the United Nations Charter, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the Spitsbergen Islands Treaty and general international law. Among them, the Spitsbergen Islands Treaty, also known as the Svalbard Treaty, came into force in 1925, which is the only intergovernmental treaty with international flavor in the Arctic region so far. States Parties shall have the right of free access to and from a particular area of the Arctic and shall, in accordance with the law, enjoy equal rights in that particular area to carry out scientific research and to engage in production and commercial activities, including hunting, fishing and mining. China joined in the year when the treaty came into force and officially opened the process of participation in the Arctic affairs. Source: Global Times - World Wide Web. More brilliant, please log on to the world wide web http://www.huanqiu.com editor: Li Xi _NN2587

The Antarctic Treaty was set up in Washington on December 1, 1959 and came into effect in June 23, 1961. The main contents of the treaty are as follows: Antarctica is used only for peaceful purposes, promotes the freedom of scientific investigation in Antarctica, promotes international cooperation in scientific investigation, prohibits all activities of a military nature in Antarctica, nuclear explosions and the disposal of radioactive materials, freezes the current claims of territorial ownership and promotes international cooperation Cooperation in science. Antarctic Treaty and related agreements, collectively known as the Antarctic Treaty System, at present, there are 53 States parties to the Antarctic Treaty, of which 29 are negotiating countries and most are developed countries. China became a consultative country for the Antarctic Treaty in October 7, 1985.

There is no single international treaty universally applicable to Arctic affairs. It is regulated by international treaties such as the United Nations Charter, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the Spitsbergen Islands Treaty and general international law. Among them, the Spitsbergen Islands Treaty, also known as the Svalbard Treaty, came into force in 1925, which is the only intergovernmental treaty with international flavor in the Arctic region so far. States Parties shall have the right of free access to and from a particular area of the Arctic and shall, in accordance with the law, enjoy equal rights in that particular area to carry out scientific research and to engage in production and commercial activities, including hunting, fishing and mining. China joined in the year when the treaty came into force and officially opened the process of participation in the Arctic affairs. It