Miramichi Airport

Miramichi Airport

Miramichi Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Miramichi Airport Commission
Location Miramichi, New Brunswick
Elevation AMSL 108 ft / 33 m
Coordinates 47°00′28″N 065°26′57″W / 47.00778°N 65.44917°W / 47.00778; -65.44917Coordinates: 47°00′28″N 065°26′57″W / 47.00778°N 65.44917°W / 47.00778; -65.44917
CYCH is located in New Brunswick
Location in New Brunswick
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 5,899 1,798 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements 6,255
Source: Canada Flight Supplement[1]
Movements from Statistics Canada[2]

Miramichi Airport (IATA: YCHICAO: CYCH) is located 1.6 NM (3.0 km; 1.8 mi) south of Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada.

The runway is 5,899 × 159 ft (1,798 × 48 m) and is maintained year-round. It has a pavement overlay (from 1998), new approach lights and a new taxiway. The airport is the home base of the Department of Natural Resources and Energy Air Tanker Operations, and Forest Protection Limited, who own and operate the air tanker fleet. In addition, a General Electric J85 engine test facility is located at the airport.

The airport is the former site of CFB Chatham, a military air base, which closed in 1996, after military units were moved to other bases. There are several abandoned runways in the area which are still used for local glider operations.


Since the closure of the airbase, the airport only has one runway operational for aircraft and one closed runway for glider use only.

  • 09/27 - formerly 27-60 with one end abandoned[3]


The three former runways were paved and marked to indicate their closure or non-use.[4]

  • 04/22 – 5,200 ft (1,585 m)
  • 10/28 – 7,500 ft (2,286 m) - glider only
  • 15/33 – 5,513 ft (1,680 m) - closed


  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 20 October 2011 to 0901Z 15 December 2011
  2. ^ Total aircraft movements by class of operation
  3. ^ http://www.militarybruce.com/history/base-history_8.html
  4. ^ http://www.ourairports.com/airports/CYCH/pilot-info.html

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