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Mehsana Airport

Mehsana Airport

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Mehsana Airport is a civil aviation training base in Mehsana, Gujarat. It is used for non-scheduled operations.

An abandoned airfield was developed by the Government of Gujarat and a private company, Ahmedabad Aviation and Aeronautics Ltd (AAA Ltd) on a Public-Private partnership basis in 2007, the first such partnership in Gujarat.

The 64 acre airport was developed with the help of the Indian Air Force and DGCA and was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi. AAA Ltd used the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad prior to shifting its training activities to Mehsana Airport in 2007.

The airport was at the centre of a dispute between its owners and the Mehsana Municipality, which sealed the facility twice in 2010 due to non payment of taxes. AAA Ltd however contended that it is not liable to pay the said taxes.

The facility was reopened after the Mehsana Municipality opened a seal on the airfield after Gujarat High Court passed an order.