The city of Radom, where Sadków is situated, is located in central Poland, in the southern part of Mazovian region.
Radom is the largest city on route between Cracow and Warsaw, the fourteenth largest nationally. It is well placed at an intersection of pan-European transport routes.
The shortest rail routes: Łódź-Lublin, Warsaw-Kielce/Rzeszów, Lublin-Katowice/Cracow pass through Radom. The rail track Warsaw – Radom will be modernized by 2015, allowing trains to reach speeds of 160 km/h and reducing the travel time to several dozen minutes. Added to this, the Polish government intends to apply for registration of Warsaw-Radom-Kielce-Tarnów-Muszyna route with the Trans-European Network of Transportation TEN-T. The missing section of the route between Kielce and Tarnów will be constructed. The map shows Radom in the national railroad system.
Airport - location, infrastructure, development
Radom Sadków airport is located in the eastern part of the municipal community of Radom, in immediate vicinity of a ringroad which is the initial section of E371 national (9 national) road. The port has its own functional railroad siding. It can be easily linked to the main railroad station in Radom, with traveling time below 10 minutes. The rail terminal will be situated directly adjacent to the passenger air terminal. None of Polish airports has such a convenient link to the public transport system at the moment.
The catchment area of Radom Sadków port comprises 3 million population, with the largest cities being Lublin (345 000, 90 kms away), Radom (227 000), Kielce (206 000, 70 kms away), Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski (74 000, 50 kms away).
Moreover, Sadków can supplement the central airport at Warsaw Okęcie - 90 kms away.
Radom Sadków military airfield and its infrastructure cover an area of 371ha.
Dimensions of the port's runway (DS) are 2000x60m. It can potentially be extended eastwards by 500ms. The middle section of the runway is bituminous, 200ms and 230ms towards the ends are concrete.
2500x285m safety zone is asymmetrically located in relation to runway. The parallel, 14ms taxi way and other maneouvering routes were fully modernised in 1999-2000 (bituminous surface). Gradients of approaches to DS: 1:70 from the east and 1:50 the west, which conforms to requirements in Annex 14 ICAO for civilian aviation. The principal landing direction 25 is basically free from building developments.
A detailed description is available in Military AIP Poland AD 4 EPRA (not for operational use)
Concept of developing Sadków airport for civilian purposes
The company Port Lotniczy Radom S.A. has prepared a Plan for the ultimate development of Sadków field for civilian purposes.