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  • OHIO AIRPORTS FOCUS STUDY 2-1

    2 Ohio Airport System Inventory

    The purpose of the inventory effort is to identify current facilities and conditions at Ohio system airports. The inventory process and the data collected will provide a foundation for understanding the airport systems existing conditions. Further, much of the data collected will be used for subsequent analysis, evaluations, benchmarking, and recommendations throughout the study process. The data collected will also serve as a valuable resource to the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Office of Aviation by providing updated data relative to the system.

    This chapter presents an overview of the Ohio Airports Focus Study inventory effort and results, and includes the following sections:

    The Inventory Process, including a description of the Airport Inventory and Data Survey and other data sources.

    A description of the Existing Airport System. Airside Facilities such as primary runways, taxiways, and instrument approaches. A snapshot of Airport Activity such as based aircraft counts and operations. Landside Facilities such as aircraft hangars, terminal buildings, and utilities. Pilot and Passenger Services, including fueling, aircraft maintenance, and ground

    transportation. Security and Access measures such as controlled access to sensitive areas and perimeter

    fencing. Airport Planning and Documentation such as airport master plans, airport layout plans, and

    pavement maintenance plans.

    Inventory Process The Ohio airport system is defined as the 104 airports included in the Focus Study. Information in this chapter was collected primarily through the Airport Inventory and Data Survey, completed by each airport, and by supplemental data from other sources. The survey is a 17-page questionnaire with sections dedicated to airport facilities, services, operations, public outreach, and development, among others. Also included in this survey is the employment/economic questionnaire, the results of which will lead directly to the economic impact portion of the Focus Study. These surveys were initially populated with data from the FAAs most recent Form 5010, the Airport Master Record, and then mailed to each of the study airports. These surveys were collected and reviewed in person by the consultant team during meetings at each airport. Airport managers, fixed base operator (FBO) representatives, and/or sponsor representatives assisted in providing this data. Information on the survey was verified and supplemented through the on-site interviews, telephone interviews, and secondary sources including:

    FAA Form 5010, Airport Master Record FAA Airport/Facilities Directory AirNav.com Airport Master Plans and Airport Layout Plans (ALPs) ODOT Office of Aviation

    Airport response rate to the Airport Inventory and Data Survey was 100 percent, with all 104 of the publically-owned, public-use airports in Ohio completing and returning their surveys. The data collected during the inventory effort was reviewed and entered into a database for future reference. Throughout this chapter, much of this data is presented in tabular form, with special attention paid

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    to general aviation facilities in the summarizing text. The tables in this chapter present data that is important for subsequent steps in the Focus Study, as well as that which may not influence future steps but is information of interest.

    Existing Airport System The Ohio airport system consists of the 104 publicly-owned, public-use airports in the state. This system includes seven airports providing scheduled commercial service and 97 general aviation (GA) facilities. The previous Ohio State Airport System Plan 2006 defined the system as having 105 airports. Since that study, Blue Ash Airport in the Cincinnati region has closed. Exhibit 2-1 shows the locations of the 104 system airports in Ohio.

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    Exhibit 2-1 Airports in the Ohio Airport System

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    Airside Facilities The Airport Inventory and Data Survey asked Ohio system airport representatives to report a multitude of information about their airside facilities. Airports responded with information on their primary runways, taxiways, navigational aids, instrument approaches, and more. The following sections summarize airside facilities at Ohio system airports.

    Runway and Taxiway Inventory Airport representatives were asked to report information specific to each airports primary runway. This information includes runway orientation and dimensions, runway design code (RDC), airport reference code (ARC), taxiway type and width, the existence of any displaced thresholds and declared distances, and compliance with runway safety areas. This data is presented for each airport in Table 2-1.

    Primary Runways When discussing runway length, 5,000 feet is a significant length in airport operation and aviation planning, particularly at airports with only one runway. Many insurance providers require that insured aircraft operators such as life flight/medevac and corporate jet owners only operate on runways with a length of at least 5,000 feet, although the FAA does not consider this need as justification for a runway extension. In the Ohio system, 43 of the 104 airports have a primary runway that is at least 5,000 feet in length, including 36 general aviation facilities. The dimensions of every primary runway in Ohio are detailed in Table 2-1.

    Airport Reference Code and Runway Design Code The Airport Reference Code (ARC) and Runway Design Code (RDC) are coding systems that relate airport design criteria to the operational and physical characteristics of the airplanes that are intended to operate at an airport. Both are composite designations based on the Aircraft Category and Airplane Design Group of the critical aircraft. The Aircraft Categories, designated by a letter (A through E), refer to the aircrafts approach speed. Airplane Design Groups are designated by a Roman numeral (I through VI), and refer to the wingspan of the aircraft. Generally, the size and characteristics of an airports runway and other facilities are related to aircraft approach speed, airplane wingspan, and designated or planned instrument approach visibility minimums. Exhibit 2-2 provides examples of common airplanes with their approach category and design group as specified by FAA standards. Even though a runway may be designated as a certain ARC, it does not prohibit larger aircraft from operating at the airport.

    An RDC is assigned to each individual runway at an airport and meant to create design standards that the runway will be built to, while an ARC is the airports highest RDC minus the visibility component. Table 2-1 details the RDC of each Ohio system airports primary runway.

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    Exhibit 2-2 Common GA Aircraft with FAA Approach and Design Categories

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    Table 2-1 Runway and Taxiway Characteristics

    Associated City Airport Name Primary Runway

    Dimensions (ft.) RDC Taxiway Type

    Taxiway Width

    (ft.) Meets RSA Standards*

    Commercial Service

    Akron Akron-Canton 05/23 8,204 x 150 D-IV Partial Parallel 75 Yes

    Cleveland Cleveland-Hopkins Int'l 06L-24R 9,956 x 150 C-IV Full Parallel 75 Yes

    Columbus Port Columbus International 10R/28L 10,125 x 150 D-V Full Parallel 75 Yes

    Columbus Rickenbacker International 05R/23L 12,102 x 200 D-V Full Parallel 75 Yes

    Dayton James M. Cox Dayton Int'l 06L/24R 10,900 x 150 D-V Full Parallel 75 Yes

    Toledo Toledo Express 07/25 10,599 x 150 C-IV Full Parallels 75 & 35 Yes

    Youngstown/Warren Youngstown-Warren Regional 14/32 9,003 x 150 C-IV Full Parallel 75 Yes

    General Aviation

    Akron Akron Fulton International 07/25 6,337 x 150 C-II Full Parallel 50 No

    Ashland Ashland County 01/19 3,501 x 75 B-II Partial Parallel 35 Yes

    Ashtabula Northeast Ohio Regional 09/27 5,197 x 100 C-II Full Parallel 40 No

    Athens/Albany Ohio University-Snyder Field 07/25 5,600 x 100 C-III Full Parallel 75 Yes

    Barnesville Barnesville-Bradfield 09/27 4,004 x 65 B-I Partial Parallel 32 No

    Batavia Clermont County 04/22 3,566 x 75 B-II Full Parallel 30 Yes

    Bellefontaine Bellefontaine Regional 07/25 5,000 x 100** C-II Full Parallel 35 Yes

    Bluffton Bluffton 05/23 4,126 x 75 B-I Partial Parallel 25 Yes

    Bowling Green Wood County 10/28 4,199 x 75 B-II Partial Parallel 40 Yes

    Bryan Williams County 07/25 4,782 x 75 B-II Partial Parallel 35 Yes

    Bucyrus Port Bucyrus-Crawford County 04/22 3,898 x 75 B-II Partial Parallel & Turn-around 35 No

    Cadiz Harrison County 13/31 3,765 x 75 B-I Partial Parallel 25 Yes

    Caldwell Noble County 05/23 3,811 x 65 B-I Turn-arounds NA Yes

    Cambridge Cambridge Municipal 04/22 4,298 x 75 B-II Turn-arounds NA Yes

    Carrollton Carroll County-Tolson 07/25 4,297 x 75 B-I Partial Parallel & Turn-arounds 35 Yes

    Celina Lakefield 08/26 4,400 x 75 B-II Partial Parallel 30 Yes

    Chesapeake/Huntington, WV Lawrence County Airpark 08/26 3,001 x 70 B-I Turn-arounds NA No

    Chillicothe Ross County 05/23 5,404 x 100 C-II Full Parallel 50 Yes

    Cincinnati Cincinnati Municipal-Lunken Field 03R/21L 6,101 x 150 C-III Full Parallels 100 & 75 No

    Circleville Pickaway County Memorial 01/19 4,346 x 75 B-II Full Parallel 35 Yes

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