Phoenix Goodyear Airport
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|Phoenix Goodyear Airport|
|IATA: GYR – ICAO: KGYR – FAA LID: GYR|
|Owner||City of Phoenix|
|Location||Goodyear, Phoenix, Arizona, USA|
|Hub for||Oxford Aviation Academy|
|Elevation AMSL||968 ft / 295 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Phoenix Goodyear Airport (IATA: GYR, ICAO: KGYR, FAA LID: GYR), formerly known as Goodyear Municipal Airport, is a public airport located approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) southwest of the central business district of Goodyear, in Maricopa County, Phoenix, Arizona, United States.
The facility was originally constructed during World War II as a naval air facility known as NAF Litchfield Park, then upgraded to naval air station status and renamed NAS Litchfield Park. Its primary role following the end of World War II was that of storage and preservation of obsolete or excess U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard aircraft. In 1968, all Department of Defense and U.S. Coast Guard aircraft preservation and storage was consolidated at the Military Aircraft Storage and Disposition Center (MASDC) at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson and NAS Litchfield Park was slated for closure.
Following the closure of NAS Litchfield Park in 1968, the city of Phoenix purchased the airport as a general aviation reliever airport for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The airport is not served by any commercial airlines at this time.
It is a designated Superfund site due to a number of soil and groundwater contaminants.
NAS Litchfield Park
Facilities and aircraft
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2007, the airport had 188,136 aircraft operations, an average of 515 per day: 93% general aviation, <1% scheduled commercial, 5% military and 1% air taxi. There are 223 aircraft based at this airport: 73% single engine, 11% multi-engine, 16% jet aircraft and <1% helicopters.
The airfield is home to several private companies offering aircraft maintenance and commercial pilot training:
- AeroTurbine, Inc operates a maintenance facility on the airfield which comprises maintenance, storage and disposal. The northern side of the airfield is used for storage and many Boeing 727, Douglas DC-9s and DC-10s are visible from the road as they await their fate.
- Airline Training Center Arizona (ATCA) is the training facility for the Lufthansa Flight Training of German Lufthansa Airlines. Basic flight training for German Air Force student pilots is also conducted in G-120 aircraft.
- Oxford Aviation Academy (OAA) is the US base for Oxford Aviation Academy, a British company specializing in training airline pilots for United Kingdom, British Airways and European airlines.
|Type of Operation||Number|
|Single Engine Aircraft Based on Field:||196|
|Multi-Engine Aircraft Based on Field:||17|
|Annual Commercial Operations:||147|
|Jet Aircraft Based on Field:||2|
|Annual Commuter Operations:||none|
|Helicopters Based on Field:||2|
|Annual Air Taxi Operations:||313|
|Military Aircraft Based on Field:||6|
|Annual Military Operations:||4228|
|Gliders Based on Field:||none|
|Annual GA Local Operations:||79391|
|Ultralights Based on Field:||none|
|Annual GA Itinerant Operations:||53174|
- FAA Airport Master Record for GYR ( PDF), effective 2007-07-05
- Phoenix Goodyear Airport (official site)
- Phoenix Goodyear Airport (GYR) at Arizona DOT airport directory
-  (FAA Statistical Data)
- (PDF), effective December 12, 2013
- FAA Terminal Procedures for GYR, effective December 12, 2013
- Resources for this airport: