Akron Fulton International Airport

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Akron Fulton International Airport
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IATA: AKCICAO: KAKRFAA LID: AKR
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Akron
Serves Akron, Ohio
Elevation AMSL 1,067 ft / 325 m
Coordinates 41°02′15″N 081°28′01″W / 41.03750°N 81.46694°W / 41.03750; -81.46694Coordinates: 41°02′15″N 081°28′01″W / 41.03750°N 81.46694°W / 41.03750; -81.46694
Website www.ci.akron.oh.us/Airport/
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 6,337 1,932 Asphalt
1/19 2,336 712 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations 26,000
Based aircraft 74
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Akron Fulton International Airport (IATA: AKCICAO: KAKRFAA LID: AKR) is in Akron, Summit County, Ohio. It is owned by the City of Akron;[1] FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015[2] called it a general aviation airport.

Most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, but Akron Fulton is AKR to the FAA and AKC to the IATA (which assigned AKR to Akure, Nigeria).

History[edit]

Named for longtime manager Bain Ecarius "Shorty" Fulton and his son Bain J. "Bud" Fulton,[3][4] it opened in 1929. Later it was a U.S. naval air station, Naval Air Station Akron. The airport has only served general aviation for many years, but it does have United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities, so is an "international airport".

In 1985 Fulton Airport was recognized as the 3rd National Landmark of Soaring by the National Soaring Museum.[5]

The Akron-Fulton International Airport Administration Building is on the National Register of Historic Places.[6]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Akron Fulton International Airport covers 1,171 acres (474 ha) at an elevation of 1,067 feet (325 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt runways: 7/25 is 6,337 by 150 feet (1,932 x 46 m) and 1/19 is 2,336 by 100 feet (712 x 30 m).[1]

In the year ending August 26, 2010 the airport had 26,000 aircraft operations, average 71 per day: 99% general aviation, 1% air taxi, and <1% military. 74 aircraft were then based at the airport: 89% single-engine, 8% multi-engine, 1% jet and 1% helicopter.[1]

The airport is supported by the local FBO (fixed base operator) Summit Air which fuels and hangars aircraft. North Coast Air Care is based at the Akron Flight facility since May 2000. It maintains the general aviation community in performing inspections, maintenance and repairs to all aircraft from small Cessnas to corporate jets. In 2012 the owner of North Coast Air Care John Hogarth made an asset purchase of Summit Air changing the name to Summit Airport Services LLC. and now offers full FBO services with aircraft maintenance, storage and fueling.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for AKR (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 25 August 2011.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A (PDF, 2.03 MB)". 2011–2015 National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. 4 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Daredevil...Barnstormer...Dreamer". Summit Memory.
  4. ^ Price, Mark J. (2009-11-30). "Chill on the hill". Akron Beacon Journal. Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
  5. ^ "No.3 - Fulton Airport, Akron, Ohio". National Soaring Museum. Retrieved 8 October 2008. 
  6. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

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