Griffiss International Airport

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Griffiss International Airport
Griffisafb-2may1997.jpg
2 May 1997
IATA: RMEICAO: KRMEFAA LID: RME
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Oneida County
Serves Oneida County
Location Rome, New York
Elevation AMSL 504 ft / 154 m
Coordinates 43°14′02″N 075°24′25″W / 43.23389°N 75.40694°W / 43.23389; -75.40694
Website http://ocgov.net/airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 11,820 3,603 Concrete
Statistics (2005)
Aircraft operations 1,000
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Griffiss International Airport (IATA: RMEICAO: KRMEFAA LID: RME) is a public airport located one mile (2 km) east of the central business district of Rome, a city in Oneida County, New York, United States. This airport is publicly owned by County of Oneida.[1] It is located on the former site of Griffiss Air Force Base, which closed in 1995.

Operations from the Oneida County Airport in Oriskany, New York were transferred here in 2006, after which the county closed that airport in January 2007.

In December 2013, Griffiss International Airport was selected as a test site by the United States Federal Aviation Administration to "aid in researching the complexities of integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the congested, northeast airspace." private companies and individuals, and students from the Rochester Institute of Technology will work with Griffiss to test drones at the airport.[2] The airport will continue test site operations until at least 2017.

Facilities[edit]

Griffiss International Airport covers an area of 1,680 acres (680 ha) and contains one runway:[1]

  • Runway 15/33: 11,820 x 200 ft (3,603 x 61 m), Surface: Concrete

For 12-month period ending 13 September 2005 the airport had 1,000 aircraft operations:[1]

  • 85% general aviation: 850
  • 15% military: 150

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for RME (Form 5010 PDF), retrieved 15 March 2007
  2. ^ FAA (30 December 2013). "FAA Selects Six Sites for Unmanned Aircraft Research". Retrieved 30 December 2013. 

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