The test flight is scheduled to be conducted at Sukilumba Airport situated at Ilam on June 04, this year. Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) will be conducting test flight along with technical testing of the constructed airport.
According to the Engineer for the airport construction, Sandip Mishra, the runway grading work and level test has been accomplished. He said that the test flight would be carried out by using Twin Otter Aircraft.
The test flight will be carried out without the graveling of the runway to check the feasibility of the lengthened runway. Till now, 90 per cent of work has been completed. The airport features 760 meter runway,
Design for the terminal building has been started. The process of blacktopping of the runway will also be started soon.
Land acquisition work was done in the initiative of the local body and residents for the construction of the airport as the airport will spread over in three hundred 26 ropani areas.
The airport will serve the locals of the far eastern mountainous region along with the travelers to the hilly districts of Eastern Nepal and the tourist destinations of Darjeeling and Sikkim in India.