Austin Straubel International Airport (IATA: GRB, ICAO: KGRB, FAALID: GRB) is a county-owned public-use airport in Brown County, Wisconsin, United States. The airport is located seven nautical miles (13 km) southwest of downtown Green Bay, in the village of Ashwaubenon. It sits on portions of land encompassing Green Bay and the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin's Indian reservation. It has two runways and is used for commercial air travel and general aviation. There are two concourses with six gates each, the first concourse was completed in July 2004 and the second concourse was completed in December 2005. They were designed by Mead & Hunt, Inc. Also located on site are three restaurants (operated by Air Host) and four car rental companies.
The airport is named for Lt. Col. Austin Straubel, the first aviator from Brown County to lose his life in his country's service on February 3, 1942, after having served for thirteen years in the United States Army Air Corps.
Austin Straubel has daily commercial service to Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, and Minneapolis/St. Paul. American Airlines and United Airlines fly to Green Bay from Chicago using their respective regional carriers, while Delta Air Lines flies to Green Bay from Atlanta, Detroit, and Minneapolis using its regional carriers. Austin Straubel occasionally sees mainline Delta service to Detroit and Minneapolis/St. Paul; such mainline flights generally take place during the summer months, which are the peak season for U.S. domestic travel.
Austin Straubel International Airport has two fixed base operators: Executive Air and Jet Air. Both offer full service during operating hours. The airport covers 2,441 acres (988 ha) and has two runways.
Runway 18/36: 8,699 x 150 ft (2,651 x 46 m.), Surface: Concrete, ILS equipped.
Runway 6/24: 7,699 x 150 ft (2,347 x 46 m.), Surface: Concrete, ILS/DME equipped.
On December 21, 1979, a Cessna 310R operated by Green Bay Aviation was destroyed and 2 of the 5 occupants were killed when the aircraft struck trees. The accident occurred 1/2-mile SW of the airport as the aircraft was executing an ILS runway 6 approach. NTSB CHI80DA017
On January 25, 1989, a privately owned Cessna 337G was destroyed when it impacted the ground 1/2-mile south of Austin Straubel Airport. The aircraft was on approach to GRB, where it was based, when the crash occurred. The plane's only occupant, the pilot, was killed. NTSB CHI89DEP01
On May 2, 1994, a privately owned Maule M-7-235 crashed near McIntosh, SD killing the pilot and his passenger. The aircraft impacted rising terrain and was destroyed. This flight originated earlier in the day at Austin Straubel Airport where the craft was based. NTSB CHI94FA155
On April 2, 2001, a Cessna 501 I/SP en route to Fort Myers, Florida crashed into a Morning Glory Dairy warehouse immediately after takeoff from Runway 18, killing the sole occupant of the aircraft.
On May 16, 2001, a Glasair experimental aircraft was destroyed and the pilot killed. The aircraft, which was based at GRB, impacted the ground while executing a turn for separation with a landing Cessna on runway 24 at GRB. NTSB CHI01LA138