Essex County Airport
|Essex County Airport|
|IATA: CDW – ICAO: KCDW – FAA LID: CDW|
|Owner||Essex County Improvement Authority|
|Serves||Caldwell, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Location||Fairfield Township, Essex County, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Elevation AMSL||172 ft / 52 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Essex County Airport (IATA: CDW, ICAO: KCDW, FAA LID: CDW) is a public airport located two miles (3 km) north of the central business district of Caldwell, a borough of northwestern Essex County in the U.S. state of New Jersey. It is owned by the Essex County Improvement Authority.
In April 1929 Essex Airport Corporation was formed by Walter Marvin and six other individuals. The intention of the company was to open an airport to serve Montclair, New Jersey, a town seven miles (11 km) away. The tract of land that Essex Airport Corporation intended for the airport was the Fairfield Dairy Company land that had also been used during WWI as a temporary airfield for the Naval Rifle Range which had been located along the Passaic River in Pine Brook. Some of the early references to airport have the designation “Marvin Airport”, named after Walter Marvin.
The airport gained national attention when John F. Kennedy, Jr., who based his private aircraft there, crashed hours after departing the airport en route for Martha's Vineyard Airport with his wife and sister-in-law on July 16, 1999.
For the 12-month period ending November 30, 2012, the airport had 74,459 aircraft operations, an average of about 200 per day: 97% general aviation, 1% air taxi and 1% military. Around that time there were 197 aircraft based at this airport: 81% single-engine, 16% multi-engine and 1.5% each jets and helicopters.
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