Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz informed Rona Ramon, widow and mother of former IAF pilots Ilan and Assaf Ramon, that a new regional airport being built in Timna, near Eilat, would be named after her husband and son on Sunday, Israel Radio reported.

Ilan Ramon was a famous Israeli pilot who participated in the daring bombing raid on Iraq's Osirak reactor as well as Israel's first astronaut.

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His son, Assaf, was killed last year when his fighter jet crashed during a training run.