Aurora Municipal Airport covers an area of 1,100 acres (450 ha), which contains three runways:
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.