Beaufort County Airport

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Beaufort County Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerCounty of Beaufort
ServesLady's Island
Elevation AMSL9 ft / 3 m
Coordinates32°24′44″N 080°38′04″W / 32.41222°N 80.63444°W / 32.41222; -80.63444Coordinates: 32°24′44″N 080°38′04″W / 32.41222°N 80.63444°W / 32.41222; -80.63444
ARW is located in South Carolina
Location of airport in South Carolina
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 3,434 1,047 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Aircraft operations36,000
Based aircraft36

Beaufort County Airport (IATA: BFT, ICAO: KARW, FAA LID: ARW, formerly 73J) is a county-owned, public-use airport in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States.[1] The airport is located on Lady's Island,[2] three nautical miles (6 km) southeast of the central business district of Beaufort, South Carolina.[1] It is also known as Frogmore Island Airport or Frogmore Intranational Airport.[3]

This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[4]

Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned ARW by the FAA[1] and BFT by the IATA[5][6] (which assigned ARW to Arad Airport in Arad, Romania).[7][8]

Beaufort is also known for hosting Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort (ICAO: KNBC, FAA LID: NBC), located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southwest of Beaufort County Airport.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Beaufort County Airport covers an area of 110 acres (45 ha) at an elevation of 9 feet (3 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 7/25 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,434 by 75 feet (1,047 x 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending September 27, 2012, the airport had 36,000 aircraft operations, on average 98 per day: 96% general aviation and 4% air taxi. At that time there were 36 aircraft based at this airport: 75% single-engine, 14% multi-engine, and 11% helicopter.[1]

Airlines and Destinations[edit]

Cargo Airlines[edit]

Planemaster for UPS Airlines Columbia(SC)


  1. ^ a b c d e f FAA Airport Master Record for ARW (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "Frogmore Island Airport: Directions". Beaufort County. Archived from the original on July 6, 2010.
  3. ^ "Frogmore Island Airport: Welcome". Beaufort County. Archived from the original on July 2, 2010.
  4. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on 2012-09-27. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (BFT: Beaufort County)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  6. ^ "Beaufort County Airport (IATA: BFT, ICAO: KARW, FAA: ARW)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  7. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (ARW: Arad)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  8. ^ "Arad Airport, Romania, Nepal (IATA: ARW, ICAO: LRAR)". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved July 17, 2013.

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