Monmouth Executive Airport

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Monmouth Executive Airport
IATA: BLMICAO: KBLMFAA LID: BLM
Summary
Airport type Public use
Owner Wall Herald Corp.
Serves Belmar / Farmingdale, New Jersey
Location Wall Township, Monmouth County
Elevation AMSL 153 ft / 47 m
Coordinates 40°11′12″N 074°07′28″W / 40.18667°N 74.12444°W / 40.18667; -74.12444Coordinates: 40°11′12″N 074°07′28″W / 40.18667°N 74.12444°W / 40.18667; -74.12444
Map
BLM is located in Monmouth County, New Jersey
BLM
BLM
Location in Monmouth County, New Jersey
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 7,371 2,247 Asphalt
3/21 3,512 1,070 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations 57,229
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Monmouth Executive Airport (IATA: BLM[2]ICAO: KBLMFAA LID: BLM) is a privately owned, public use airport located in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States.[1] The airport is located in Wall Township,[3] five nautical miles (9 km) west of the central business district of Belmar and east of Farmingdale.[1] This facility is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation reliever airport.[4] Prior to 2003, it was known as Allaire Airport.[5] The airport was sold on December 3, 2013 to a consortium known as Wall Aviation.[6] The new owners intend to evict current renters and upgrade the facility to serve corporate clients.[7]

In an analysis conducted by the Regional Plan Association in 2011, Monmouth Executive scored highly as a potential airport for commercial flights to expand capacity and relieve aviation congestion in the New York metropolitan area.[8] The airport sees approximately 60,000 takeoffs and landings a year. At 850 acres (340 ha) it is larger in area than LaGuardia Airport.[6]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Monmouth Executive Airport covers an area of 850 acres (344 ha) at an elevation of 153 feet (47 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways with asphalt surfaces: 14/32 is 7,371 by 85 feet (2,247 x 26 m) and 3/21 is 3,512 by 50 feet (1,070 x 15 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending January 1, 2010, the airport had 57,229 aircraft operations, an average of 156 per day: 83% general aviation and 17% air taxi.[1]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

On February 15, 2010, a small aircraft, identified as a Cessna 337, crashed on approach to the airport, killing all five people on board. Witnesses said the plane broke apart after aborting a landing.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for BLM (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (BLM: Belmar / Monmouth County)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b DeMasters, Karen. "3 Polish Visitors Among Dead in New Jersey Plane Crash", The New York Times, February 17, 2010. Accessed August 9, 2012. "A father, his son and a nephew visiting from Poland were among the five people killed when a twin-engine Cessna crashed at Monmouth Executive Airport in Wall Township, N.J., the authorities said Tuesday."
  4. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  5. ^ "KBLM – Allaire Airport". FAA data republished by AirNav. Effective October 3, 2002. Archived from the original on November 7, 2002. 
  6. ^ a b Strunsky, Steve (December 8, 2013). "After 75 years in the family, Monmouth Executive Airport is under new management". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2013-12-08. 
  7. ^ Serrano, Ken (Nov 22, 2013). "Monmouth airport's new owners hope to lure more corporate jets". Asbury Park Press. Retrieved 2013-12-08. 
  8. ^ Zupan, Jeffrey M.; Brone, Richard E.; Lee, Matthew H. (January 2011), Upgrading to World Class The Future of the New York Region's Airports, Regional Plan Association 

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