May 16, 2022

Aviation

Information related to aviation in and around the DPRK

Imagery casts doubt over North Korea’s Hwasong-17 ICBM claims
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Imagery casts doubt over North Korea’s Hwasong-17 ICBM claims

NK Pro analysis finds state TV aired footage of Hwasong-17 test likely shot on March 16 or before, not March 24

Imagery casts doubt over North Korea’s Hwasong-17 ICBM claims
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 25, 2022
Missile launches from Pyongyang airport endanger aircraft and nearby residents

Missile launches from Pyongyang airport endanger aircraft and nearby residents

Debris on runways can cause significant plane damage, discouraging airlines from flying there in future

Missile launches from Pyongyang airport endanger aircraft and nearby residents
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll March 17, 2022
North Korea begins demolishing military base to build greenhouse farm
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North Korea begins demolishing military base to build greenhouse farm

Farm project comes amid nationwide food shortages and is latest military installation to be repurposed in recent years

North Korea begins demolishing military base to build greenhouse farm
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 11, 2022
Rare flight through North Korean airspace comes as cruise missiles soar

Rare flight through North Korean airspace comes as cruise missiles soar

Airlines seldom fly over the DPRK due to risks from such missile tests and to avoid sanctions complications

Rare flight through North Korean airspace comes as cruise missiles soar
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Ethan Jewell January 25, 2022
4 flights, 63 defectors and 670K barrels of oil: North Korea’s 2021 in numbers
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4 flights, 63 defectors and 670K barrels of oil: North Korea’s 2021 in numbers

Data tells the story of a year in which DPRK retreated even further inward as the COVID-19 pandemic raged on

4 flights, 63 defectors and 670K barrels of oil: North Korea’s 2021 in numbers
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 5, 2022
Fasten your seatbelt: Traveling in Soviet chic on North Korea’s domestic flights

Fasten your seatbelt: Traveling in Soviet chic on North Korea’s domestic flights

Low demand and an aging fleet mean passengers can expect a unique trip but bumpy ride

Fasten your seatbelt: Traveling in Soviet chic on North Korea’s domestic flights
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson October 6, 2021
DPRK discusses laws on youth education, local development and economic planning

DPRK discusses laws on youth education, local development and economic planning

Top officials also call for execution of ‘recycling law’ to promote using resources and equipment available at home

DPRK discusses laws on youth education, local development and economic planning
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung | Won-Gi Jung September 28, 2021
North Korea eyes China trade restart as COVID-19 import zone activity ramps up
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North Korea eyes China trade restart as COVID-19 import zone activity ramps up

Disinfection facility at border linked to 'grave' COVID incident sees heavy construction amid reports of 'food crisis'

North Korea eyes China trade restart as COVID-19 import zone activity ramps up
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 29, 2021
Elderly North Korean war veterans fly into Pyongyang for major conference

Elderly North Korean war veterans fly into Pyongyang for major conference

Event set to glorify self-proclaimed victory over U.S.-led imperialism in Korean War amid tough domestic COVID measures

Elderly North Korean war veterans fly into Pyongyang for major conference
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 25, 2021
Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks
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Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks

Problems in electricity, fuel supply, poor roads and antiquated vehicles could complicate future humanitarian operations

Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 20, 2021
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