Washington County Airport (Pennsylvania)

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Coordinates: 40°08′11″N 080°17′25″W / 40.13639°N 80.29028°W / 40.13639; -80.29028

Washington County Airport
IATA: WSGICAO: KAFJFAA LID: AFJ
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Washington County
Location Washington, Pennsylvania
Elevation AMSL 1,184 ft / 361 m
Website http://www.washingtoncountyairport.com/
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
9/27 5,000 1,524 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 40,017
Based aircraft 94

Washington County Airport (IATA: WSGICAO: KAFJFAA LID: AFJ) is three miles (5 km) southwest of Washington in the South Franklin Township, Pennsylvania. It is owned and operated by Washington County and is in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.[1]

Most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, but Washington County Airport is AFJ to the FAA and WSG to the IATA.

Facilities[edit]

The airport covers 365 acres (1.48 km2) and has 37 T-hangars, seven corporate hangars and seven businesses that employ about thirty people. The airport is a reliever for other airports such as Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport Authority

Washington County Airport has a 5,000 feet (1,500 m) runway and a full parallel taxiway system lit for night operations. It has a partial electronic guidance system consisting of a Localizer, Distance Measuring Equipment and Non-directional beacon. The non-precision approach is available as well. The airport also has a Remote Communications Outlet and an Automated Surface Observing System. The first Instrument Landing System (ILS) approved by the Federal Aviation Administration that was added in 2003.

The airport is home to 94 aircraft:[1] 70 single engine, 17 multi engine, five jet and two helicopters. The airport sees about 110 operations per day. Roughly 60% of Washington County Airport's traffic is local general aviation while 24% is general transportation. 17% of the operations are air charter while less than 1% is military use.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for AFJ (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-07-05

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