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Air Fields and Bases

Air Force headquarters is located at Doshan Tapeh Air Base, near Tehran. Iran's largest air base, Mehrabad, outside Tehran, was also the country's major civil airport. Other major operational air bases are at Tabriz, Bandar-e Abbas, Hamadan (Shahroki Air Base), Dezful (Vahdati Air Base), Shiraz, and Bushehr. Since 1980 air bases at Ahvaz, Esfahan (Khatami Air Base), and Bandar Beheshti have also become operational. The Air Force's primary maintenance facility is located at Mehrabad Air Base. The nearby Iran Aircraft Industries, in addition to providing main overhaul backup for the maintenance unit, have been active in manufacturing spare parts.

There are 26 domestic airports in Iran which operate round-the-clock, six international airports, and six airfields for the National Iranian Oil Company. Another eight airports were being built in various parts of Iran by private investors. The international airports are: Tehran Mehrabad Airport, Isfahan, Shiraz, Mashad, Tabriz, Bandar Abbas. Others are in Bushehr, Bandar Lengeh, Kish Island, Kerman, Rasht, Chahbahar, Ahvaz, Urumieh, Baakhtaran, Birjand, Zabol, Iranshahr, Laar, Khorramabad, Hamedan, Sanandaj, Raamsar and Noshahr.

The Iranian Air Force is broken into three command areas: Western, Southern, and Eastern. The Western Area Command consists of: Tehran (Mehrabad and Doshan-Tappeh), Tabriz, Hamadan, Dezful, Umidiyeh, Shiraz, and Isfahan. The Southern Area Command consists of: Bushehr, Bandar Abbas, and Chah Bahar. The Eastern Area Command consists of: Zahedan, Tehran (Ghale Morghi), and Shiraz's training squadron.


NAMELocationTypeCoordinates
1st TAB @ Mehrabad IAPTehranAIRB35 41 19.42N 51 18 46.67E
2nd TAB @TabrizTabrizAIRB38 07 44.99N 46 14 24.97E
3rd TAB @ Shahrokhi ABHamadanAIRB35 12 37.58N 48 39 12.60E
4th TAB @ Vahdati ABDezfulAIRB32 25 57.28N 48 24 07.66E
5th TAB @ Umidiyeh/AghajariUmidiyehAIRB30 49 51.88N 49 32 35.26E
6th TAB @ BushehrBushehrAIRB28 56 45.66N 50 49 42.15E
7th TAB @ ShirazShirazAIRB29 32 11.24N 52 35 18.26E
8th TAB @ Khatami ABEsfahanAIRB32 44 49.36N 51 51 17.62E
9th TAB @ Bandar AbbasBandar AbbasAIRB27 12 58.83N 56 22 50.43E
10th TAB @ ChahbaharChahbaharAIRB25 26 41.87N 60 22 55.10E
11th TAB @ Ghale MorghiTehran AIRB35 38 35.80N 51 23 05.73E
12th TAB @ Doshan TappehTehran AIRB35 41 46.69N 51 28 32.97E
13th TAB @ ZahedanZahedan AIRB29 28 27.46N 60 54 40.94E
14th TAB @ Mashhad Mashhad AIRB36 14 07.73N 59 38 38.15E
BadrEsfahanAIRB32 37 15.68N 51 41 48.41E
Kermanshah KermanshahAIRB34 20 47.10N 47 09 23.70E
Kerman, Forudgah-e Kerman AIRB30 15 57.77N 56 57 34.33E
Masjed SoleimanMasjed
Soleiman
AIRB31 59 54.86N 49 16 16.67E
Other Airfields
AbadanAbadanAIRF30 21 52.17N 48 13 52.98E
AbdananAbadanAIRF32 56 01.06N 47 29 08.76E
AhmadiAhmadiAIRF29 05 43.76N 51 02 11.16E
AhvazAhvazAIRF31 20 13.54N 48 45 40.75E
Bandar LengehBandar
Lengeh
AIRF26 31 53.89N 54 49 17.51E
DarrahiSadabadAIRF29 22 24.02N 51 04 03.44E
GachsaranGachsaranAIRF30 20 12.74N 50 49 38.00E
Gorgan, Forudgah-eAIRP
GorrehGorrehAIRF29 54 21.73N 50 25 31.69E
IlamIlamAIRF33 37 33.45N 46 25 05.07E
JalnabadAIRF
Jask Jask AIRF25 39 21.50N 57 47 54.45E
Kish Island Jazireh-e KishAIRF26 31 33.25N 53 58 52.19E
KhanianAIRP
KhoramabadKhoramabadAIRF33 25 57.69N 48 17 32.95E
ManzariyehKushk-e
Norsat
AIRF34 58 35.09N 50 48 14.56E
MaraghehMaragheh /
Benab
AIRF37 20 52.79N 46 07 34.55E
OrumiyehOrumiyeh /
Sheykh Sar
Mast
AIRF37 40 15.53N 45 04 19.95E
ParsabadAIRF
QazvinQazvinAIRF36 14 24.71N 50 03 02.32E
Qezel Qeshl AgAIRF
QushchiAIRP
RashtRashtAIRF37 19 25.79N 49 36 32.99E
RamsarSakht SarAIRF36 54 31.82N 50 40 47.84E
ShahabadEslamabad-e
Gharb
AIRF34 04 07.88N 46 36 07.41E
VayqanAIRF
YazdYazdAIRF31 53 45.55N 54 16 38.99E



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