Evansville Regional Airport
|Evansville Regional Airport|
|IATA: EVV – ICAO: KEVV – FAA LID: EVV|
|Owner||Evansville/Vanderburgh Airport Authority|
|Elevation AMSL||418 ft / 127 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Evansville Regional Airport (IATA: EVV, ICAO: KEVV, FAA LID: EVV) is a public airport three miles north of Evansville, in Vanderburgh County, Indiana. It is owned by the Evansvlle/Vanderburg Airport Authority.
Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had 193,349 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 153,993 enplanements in 2009, and 169,967 in 2010. It is in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which calls it a primary commercial service airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year).
It has nearly 30 daily flights to and from airline hubs Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth and Detroit.
Built in 1928 on 260 acres (1.1 km²) of land along U.S. Highway 41 and funded by a city bond issue, the original airport had a small terminal, weather bureau, hangar, runways, boundary lights, grading, and drainage.
On June 16, 1930 the Evansville Municipal Airport and its two runways were dedicated. The runways, 100 X 1,200 feet and four inches thick, cost $30,000. The first Evansville Airport Manager was Werner J. Genot, who took charge on December 16, 1930.
Interstate Airlines made Evansville a stop on their Chicago-Atlanta and St. Louis-Louisville routes on October 19, 1928. Also in 1928, Capital Air Corporation started passenger service through Evansville. From February 1933 to September 1940, the airport did not have a commercial airline. At that time Eastern Airlines brought four flights a day to Evansville. This showed that Evansville’s airport needed to grow and plans were put in place for expansion.
In 1950 a new terminal opened at a cost of $787,000. Evansville City Council passed an ordinance to change the name of the airport to Dress Memorial Airport on October 11, 1950, and on October 29, 1950 the new terminal was dedicated. The airport property now covered 467 acres; 347 acres was used for aircraft operations and 120 acres was used for agriculture.
The first jet at the Evansville airport landed in September 1964, a chartered 727 that had Presidential candidate Barry Goldwater on board.
The original terminal was replaced in 1988 with the new William H. Dress Terminal. The new terminal was designed by Hafer Associates and provides 140,000 square feet (13,000 m²) of space and ten carrier gates.
Facilities and aircraft
Evansville Regional Airport covers 1,250 acres (506 ha) at an elevation of 418 feet (127 m) above mean sea level. It has three asphalt runways: 4/22 is 8,020 by 150 feet (2,444 x 46 m); 18/36 is 6,286 by 150 feet (1,916 x 46 m); 9/27 is 3,497 by 75 feet (1,066 x 23 m).
The airport has an Instrument Landing System (ILS) for precision instrument approaches. The passenger terminal has 140,000 square feet (13,000 m²) and ten gates.
In the year ending June 30, 2012 the airport had 41,142 aircraft operations, an average of 112 per day: 63% general aviation, 30% air taxi, 7% military, and <1% scheduled commercial. 46 aircraft were then based at this airport: 57% single-engine, 30% jet, and 13% multi-engine.
Airlines and destinations
The following airlines have scheduled passenger flights:
|American Eagle||Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth|
|Delta Connection operated by ExpressJet||Atlanta, Detroit|
|Delta Connection operated by Endeavor Air||Atlanta, Detroit|
Two accidents have been associated with the area.
- On December 13, 1977, Douglas C-53 N51071 of National Jet Services crashed on take-off from Evansville on a non-scheduled passenger flight to Nashville Metropolitan Airport, Tennessee. All 29 people on board were killed, including the entire University of Evansville basketball team. The cause of the accident was that the gust locks had not been removed and the aircraft was improperly loaded, resulting in an aft CoG.
- On February 6, 1992 a C-130 military transport aircraft operated by the Kentucky Air National Guard, with five crew aboard, crashed at 9:48 A.M. one mile south of the airport in the parking lot of JoJo's restaurant in connection with the Drury Inn on U.S. Highway 41. Sixteen people were killed in the crash and fifteen others were injured. Both JoJo's restaurant and Drury Inn just south of the airport were damaged but were repaired and continued operating, although the former JoJo's building now houses a Denny's restaurant 
- FAA Airport Master Record for EVV ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
- "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009.
- "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.
- "EVV History". Evansville Regional Airport. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
- "Civic Projects by Hafer Associates". Hafer Associates. Retrieved September 4, 2007.
- "Evansville Regional Airport Fact Sheet". Evansville Regional Airport. Archived from the original on November 10, 2006. Retrieved January 6, 2007.
- "N51071 Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved August 5, 2010.
- "Indiana plane crashes". Indianapolis Star. May 1, 2002. Retrieved June 6, 2008.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
- Evansville Regional Airport (official site)
- Aerial photo from Indiana Department of Transportation
- Aerial image as of March 1998 from USGS The National Map
- (PDF), effective December 12, 2013
- FAA Terminal Procedures for EVV, effective December 12, 2013
- Resources for this airport: