Aurora Municipal Airport (Illinois)
|Chicago/Aurora Municipal Airport|
|IATA: AUZ – ICAO: KARR – FAA LID: ARR|
|Owner/Operator||City of Aurora, Illinois|
|Serves||Chicago / Aurora|
|Location||Sugar Grove, Illinois|
|Elevation AMSL||712 ft / 217 m|
Chicago/Aurora Municipal Airport (IATA: AUZ, ICAO: KARR, FAA LID: ARR) is a public airport opened in April 1966, located in the village of Sugar Grove, Illinois, United States, 8 miles (13 km) west of the city of Aurora, both in Kane County. The airport is owned and operated by the City of Aurora. It is 50 miles (80 km) west of Chicago and is designated as a reliever airport for Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports.
Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for both the FAA and IATA, Chicago/Aurora Municipal Airport is assigned ARR by the FAA and AUZ by the IATA (which assigned ARR to Alto Río Senguer, Argentina). The airport's ICAO identifier is KARR.
Facilities and aircraft
- Runway 9/27: 6,501 x 100 ft (1,982 x 30 m), Surface: Concrete
- Runway 15/33: 5,503 x 100 ft (1,677 x 30 m), Surface: Concrete
- Runway 18/36: 3,198 x 75 ft (975 x 23 m), Surface: Asphalt
Current project planning calls for a parallel grass runway (9L/27R) during fiscal years 2010-2012. For the 12-month period ending May 31, 2007, the airport had 66,582 aircraft operations, an average of 182 per day: 98% general aviation, 1% air taxi and <1% military. There are 259 aircraft based at this airport: 75% single engine, 19% multi-engine, 6% jet aircraft and <1% helicopters. J.A. Air Center and Lumanair are the airport's two fixed base operators (FBO).
On June 13, 2011, the aircraft Liberty Belle, a B-17 Flying Fortress crashed in Oswego, Illinois after taking off from Aurora. Early reports indicate that shortly after takeoff the pilot reported an engine fire, and attempted to return to the airfield. He was unable to do so, however, and chose instead to put the aircraft down in a nearby cornfield with seven people on board, all of whom were reported to be safe.
|Aurora Municipal Airport|
- FAA Airport Master Record for ARR ( PDF), effective 31 May 2007
- Aurora Municipal Airport (official web site)
- Great Circle Mapper: AUZ / KARR - Chicago/Aurora, Illinois (Aurora Municipal Airport)
- Great Circle Mapper: ARR / SAVR - Alto Rio Senguerr, Argentina (D. Casimiro Szlapelis Airport)
- "5-Year Capital Plan". Aurora Municipal Airport. 5 December 2006. Retrieved 23 September 2009.
- Smith, Gerry; Dizikes, Cynthia. "WWII bomber crashes near Aurora, all 7 aboard said to be OK". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2011-06-13.
- Official website
- Aurora Municipal Airport at City of Aurora website
- J.A. Air Center, fixed base operator
- Lumanair Aviation Services, fixed base operator
- Gauntlet Warbirds, a warbird, aerobatic and tailwheel training center
- (PDF), effective February 5, 2015
- FAA Terminal Procedures for ARR, effective February 5, 2015
- Resources for this airport: