Sidney-Richland Municipal Airport
|Sidney-Richland Municipal Airport|
|IATA: SDY – ICAO: KSDY – FAA LID: SDY|
|Owner||Sidney Richland Airport Authority|
|Elevation AMSL||1,985 ft / 605 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Sidney-Richland Municipal Airport (IATA: SDY, ICAO: KSDY, FAA LID: SDY) is a public use airport located one nautical mile (2 km) west of the central business district of Sidney, a city in Richland County, Montana, United States. It is owned by the Sidney Richland Airport Authority. The airport is served by one commercial airline, subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 2,031 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 2,766 enplanements in 2009, and 3,659 in 2010. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation airport based on enplanements in 2008 (the commercial service category requires at least 2,500 enplanements per year).
Scheduled air service temporarily ceased on March 8, 2008, when Big Sky Airlines ended operations in bankruptcy. Great Lakes Airlines was given USDOT approval to take over Essential Air Service (EAS) and flights began in 2009. Between 2011 and 2013, service was provided under EAS contract by Silver Airways (formerly Gulfstream International Airlines). Effective December 10, 2013 service between Sidney and Billings is provided five times per day by Cape Air in Cessna 402C equipment.
Facilities and aircraft
Sidney-Richland Municipal Airport covers an area of 335 acres (136 ha) at an elevation of 1,985 feet (605 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 1/19 is 5,705 by 100 feet (1,739 x 30 m) and 11/29 is 4,023 by 100 feet.
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2009, the airport had 6,815 aircraft operations, an average of 18 per day: 59% general aviation, 26% scheduled commercial, 15% air taxi, and <1% military. At that time there were 32 aircraft based at this airport: 84% single-engine and 16% multi-engine.
Airline and destination
The following airline offers scheduled passenger service:
|1||Billings, MT||6,000||Silver (formerly Gulfstream)|
- FAA Airport Master Record for SDY ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 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.
- "Great Lakes prepares for Montana routes". Sidney Herald (Montana). December 30, 2007. Retrieved February 3, 2008.
- "Sidney, MT: Sidney/Richland Municipal (SDY)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
- Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-1997-2605) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
- Order 2005-12-20: selecting Big Sky Transportation Co., d/b/a Big Sky Airlines, to continue providing essential air service at seven Montana communities (Glasgow, Glendive, Havre, Lewistown, Miles City, Sidney, and Wolf Point) for a new two-year period beginning March 1, 2006, at a subsidy of $6,838,934 annually.
- Order 2007-11-21: selecting Big Sky Transportation Co., d/b/a Big Sky Airlines, to continue providing essential air service at seven Montana communities for a new two-year period beginning March 1, 2008, at a subsidy of $8,473,617 annually.
- Order 2007-12-22: allowing Big Sky Transportation Co., d/b/a Big Sky Airlines, to suspend its subsidized essential air services at seven Montana communities on the date that Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., begins replacement service, and selecting Great Lakes to provide those services at subsidy rates totaling $8,201,992.
- Order 2008-7-9: approving an alternate service pattern requested by Lewistown, Miles City and Sidney, Montana.
- Order 2011-1-27: selecting Gulfstream International Airlines, to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) with 19-passenger Beechcraft B-1900D aircraft at Glasgow, Glendive, Havre, Lewistown, Miles City, Sidney, and Wolf Point, Montana, for a two-year period beginning when the carrier inaugurates full EAS at all seven communities through the end of the 24th month thereafter, at a combined annual subsidy rate of $10,903,854.
- (PDF), effective March 6, 2014
- FAA Terminal Procedures for SDY, effective March 6, 2014
- Resources for this airport: