Aurora Municipal Airport
|Chicago/Aurora Municipal Airport|
|Owner/Operator||City of Aurora|
|Serves||Chicago / Aurora|
|Location||Sugar Grove, Illinois|
|Elevation AMSL||712 ft / 217 m|
Chicago/Aurora Municipal Airport (IATA: AUZ, ICAO: KARR, FAA LID: ARR) is a public airport opened in April 1966, located in the village of Sugar Grove, Illinois, United States, 8 miles (13 km) west of the city of Aurora, both in Kane County. The airport is owned and operated by the City of Aurora. It is 50 miles (80 km) west of Chicago and is designated as a reliever airport for Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports.
Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for both the FAA and IATA, Chicago/Aurora Municipal Airport is assigned ARR by the FAA and AUZ by the IATA (which assigned ARR to Alto Río Senguer, Argentina). The airport's ICAO identifier is KARR.
Facilities and aircraft
- Runway 9/27: 6,501 x 100 ft (1,982 x 30 m), Surface: Concrete
- Runway 15/33: 5,503 x 100 ft (1,677 x 30 m), Surface: Concrete
- Runway 18/36: 3,198 x 75 ft (975 x 23 m), Surface: Asphalt
For the 12-month period ending June 30, 2016, the airport had 62,072 aircraft operations, an average of 170 per day: 97% general aviation, 2% air taxi and <1% military. In January 2017, there were 338 aircraft based at this airport: 242 single-engine, 63 multi-engine, 27 jet aircraft and 6 helicopters. J.A. Air Center and Lumanair are the airport's two fixed-base operators (FBO).
On June 13, 2011, the aircraft Liberty Belle, a B-17 Flying Fortress crashed in Oswego, Illinois after taking off from Aurora. Early reports indicate that shortly after takeoff the pilot reported an engine fire, and attempted to return to the airfield. He was unable to do so, however, and chose instead to put the aircraft down in a nearby cornfield with seven people on board, all of whom were reported to be safe.
- FAA Airport Master Record for ARR ( PDF), effective Jan 5, 2017.
- Aurora Municipal Airport (official web site)
- Great Circle Mapper: AUZ / KARR - Chicago/Aurora, Illinois (Aurora Municipal Airport)
- Great Circle Mapper: ARR / SAVR - Alto Rio Senguerr, Argentina (D. Casimiro Szlapelis Airport)
- Smith, Gerry; Dizikes, Cynthia. "WWII bomber crashes near Aurora, all 7 aboard said to be OK". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2011-06-13.
- "Airport Master Record" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
- Official website
- J.A. Air Center, fixed-base operator
- Lumanair Aviation Services, fixed-base operator
- Gauntlet Warbirds, a warbird, aerobatic and tailwheel training center
- (PDF), effective September 13, 2018
- FAA Terminal Procedures for ARR, effective September 13, 2018
- Resources for this airport: