Greenbrier Valley Airport

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Greenbrier Valley Airport
IATA: LWBICAO: KLWBFAA LID: LWB
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Greenbrier County Airport Authority
Serves Lewisburg, West Virginia
Location Greenbrier County, West Virginia, near Lewisburg and White Sulphur Springs
Elevation AMSL 2,301 ft / 701 m
Coordinates 37°51′30″N 080°23′58″W / 37.85833°N 80.39944°W / 37.85833; -80.39944Coordinates: 37°51′30″N 080°23′58″W / 37.85833°N 80.39944°W / 37.85833; -80.39944
Website www.gvairport.com
Map
LWB is located in West Virginia
LWB
LWB
Location of airport in West Virginia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 7,004 2,135 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 22,107
Based aircraft 26
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Greenbrier Valley Airport (IATA: LWB[2]ICAO: KLWBFAA LID: LWB) is a public airport three miles (5 km) north of Lewisburg in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. It has one runway and is owned by the Greenbrier County Airport Authority.[1] Silver Airways ("United Express") has scheduled airline flights, subsidized by the Essential Air Service program, to Washington-Dulles International Airport, which replaced Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport in summer 2012. Silver Airways also flys to Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport as an independent airline, replacing Delta Connection.

Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had 7,153 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[3] 4,651 in 2009 and 12,293 in 2010.[4] It is in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which called it a non-primary commercial service airport based on enplanements in 2008/2009 (between 2,500 and 10,000 per year).[5]

The 2013 Federal sequester will result in the closure of the airport's control tower and will require pilots to rely on air traffic controllers from other airports.[6][7]

History[edit]

During World War II the airfield was used by the United States Army Air Forces.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Greenbrier Valley Airport covers 472 acres (191 ha) at an elevation of 2,301 feet (701 m) above mean sea level. Its one runway, 4/22, is 7,004 by 150 feet (2,135 x 46 m) asphalt.[1]

In the year ending November 30, 2011 the airport had 22,107 aircraft operations, average 60 per day: 67% general aviation, 18% air taxi, 10% scheduled commercial, and 5% military. 26 aircraft were then based at this airport: 88% single-engine, 8% multi-engine, and 4% jet.[1]

The airport has four rental car companies, National/Alamo, Hertz, Enterprise, and Avis, and a country homestyle restaurant called Dutch Haaus.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following passenger airlines have scheduled flights:

Airlines Destinations
Silver Airways Atlanta
United Express operated by Silver Airways Washington-Dulles

Incidents[edit]

  • On June 26, 2011 United Express flight 6054 on behalf of United Airlines made an emergency landing. They reported they were low on fuel and landed safely. 50 passengers, and 3 crew members were on the aircraft, and no one was hurt. The aircraft was en route to Charleston Yeager Airport.
  • On Sunday, November 20, 2011 Continental Connection flight 4073 on behalf of Continental Airlines aborted takeoff. Metal pieces from the engine exploded on take off. The aircraft returned to the gate safely, and nobody was hurt. The aircraft was en route to Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for LWB (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
  2. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (LWB: Greenbrier Valley)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved July 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  6. ^ "FAA Contract Tower Closure List". American Association of Airport Executives. March 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ "FAA: 149 control towers to close at small airports". USA Today. March 22, 2013. 

Other sources[edit]

  • Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-2003-15553) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
    • Notice of Air Midwest (June 30, 2003): to terminate scheduled air service at Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
    • Order 2004-2-13 (February 19, 2004): selecting Air Midwest, Inc., d/b/a US Airways Express, to provide essential air service at Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs/Lewisburg, West Virginia, for a two-year period at an annual subsidy rate of $40,579; and, sets final rates for Air Midwest hold-in service at the community, which ends with the beginning of the two-year rate team.
    • Order 2006-4-8 (April 11, 2006): selecting Air Midwest, Inc., d/b/a US Airways Express, to provide year-round essential air service at Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs/Lewisburg, West Virginia, for the two-year period beginning June 1, 2006, at an annual subsidy rate of $685,040.
    • Order 2007-7-21 (July 31, 2007): selecting Gulfstream International Airlines, Inc. to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at DuBois and Franklin/Oil City, Pennsylvania, Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs/Lewisburg, West Virginia, and Athens, Georgia, at a total annual subsidy rate of $4,077,792 ($1,159,229 for DuBois, $763,741 for Franklin/Oil City, $1,329,477 for Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs/Lewisburg, and $825,345 for Athens) for the two-year period beginning when Gulfstream inaugurates service through the end of the 24th month thereafter.
    • Order 2008-5-3 (May 6, 2008): selecting Gulfstream International Airlines, Inc. to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at DuBois and Franklin/Oil City, Pennsylvania, and Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs/Lewisburg (Lewisburg), West Virginia, at a total annual subsidy rate of $5,577,594 ($2,020,095 for DuBois, $1,226,773 for Franklin/Oil City, and $2,330,725 for Lewisburg) for the two-year period beginning when Gulfstream inaugurates service through the end of the 24th month thereafter.
    • Letter of Air Midwest LLC (May 14, 2008): advising that it has decided to discontinue all air carrier operations, liquidate its assets and surrender its FAA and DOT certificates. Air Midwest is also providing its service terminations schedules (May 23: Athens, Dubois, Franklin/Oil City, Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs/Lewisburg; May 31: Ely, Visalia, Merced, Kingman, Prescott; June 30: Colombia, El Dorado, Harrison, Hot Springs, Jonesboro, Grand Island, Kirksville, Joplin, McCook).
    • Order 2010-5-22 (May 19, 2010): requesting proposals from carriers interested in providing essential air service (EAS) at Bradford, DuBois, and Oil City/Franklin, Pennsylvania, and Jamestown, New York, for the next two-year period from October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2012, with or without subsidy. Not soliciting proposals for Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia (In Order 2008-5-3, May 6, 2008, Greenbrier was included under the same contract as DuBois and Oil City/Franklin. However, on June 10, 2010, Atlantic Southeast Airlines and Pinnacle Airlines, both operating as Delta Connection, will inaugurate subsidy-free service from Greenbrier Valley Airport to both Atlanta-Hartsfield Jackson International Airport and New York LaGuardia Airport with 50-seat Canadair CRJ-200 aircraft. Delta Connection will provide one daily nonstop round trip in the Greenbrier-Atlanta market and one daily nonstop round trip in the Greenbrier-New York LaGuardia market.
    • Ninety Day Notice of Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc. (December 16, 2011): of termination of service at Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs, WV.
    • Ninety Day Notice of Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. (December 16, 2011): of termination of service at Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs, WV.
    • Order 2012-5-17 (May 22, 2012): selecting Silver Airways, formerly Gulfstream International Airways, to provide Essential Air Service (EAS) at Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Greenville, Laurel/Hattiesburg, and Tupelo, Mississippi, and Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia (Lewisburg), using 34-passenger Saab 340 aircraft, for a combined annual subsidy of $16,098,538.
    • Order 2012-6-5 (June 7, 2012): extending the Essential Air Service (EAS) obligation of Delta Air Lines, Inc., at Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, for an additional 30 days, through July 13, 2012.

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