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Burns Municipal Airport

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Burns Municipal Airport
Burns Airport (5773398445).jpg
Airport type Public
Owner City of Burns
Serves Burns, Oregon
Elevation AMSL 4,159 ft / 1,268 m
Coordinates 43°35′31″N 118°57′20″W / 43.59194°N 118.95556°W / 43.59194; -118.95556Coordinates: 43°35′31″N 118°57′20″W / 43.59194°N 118.95556°W / 43.59194; -118.95556
BNO is located in Oregon
Location of airport in Oregon
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 5,100 1,554 Asphalt
3/21 4,600 1,402 Concrete
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations 8,000
Based aircraft 17

Burns Municipal Airport (IATA: BNOICAO: KBNOFAA LID: BNO) is a city owned, public use airport located five nautical miles (6 mi, 9 km) east of the central business district of Burns, a city in Harney County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2]


By 1929, an airport had been established at Burns.[3] In 1934, the Civil Works Administration awarded $5,000 to build a new airport.[4] In 1942, the City of Burns purchased 680 acres (280 ha) for a new airport.[5] The new airport was built by the Civil Aeronautics Administration at a cost of $570,000, which had two runways of 5,200 feet (1,600 m).[5] During World War II, a squadron of P-38 Lightning were station at the Burns Airport.[5] On January 7, 1981, three Bonneville Power Administration employees died when their airplane crashed as it approached the airport.[6]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Burns Municipal Airport covers an area of 825 acres (334 ha) at an elevation of 4,159 feet (1,268 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 12/30 is 5,100 by 75 feet (1,554 x 23 m) with an asphalt surface; 3/21 is 4,600 by 60 feet (1,402 x 18 m) with a concrete surface.[1] The United States Bureau of Land Management operates a SEAT Base from the airport for fighting wildfires.[7]

For the 12-month period ending August 30, 2010, the airport had 8,000 aircraft operations, an average of 21 per day: 84% general aviation, 15% air taxi, and 1% military. At that time there were 17 aircraft based at this airport: 82% single-engine and 18% ultralight.[1]

Cargo Carriers[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Ameriflight Boise, Portland


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for BNO (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "New Air Line Proposed". Morning Oregonian. January 3, 1929. p. 11. 
  4. ^ "2 More Airports Won For Oregon". Morning Oregonian. January 12, 1934. p. 5. 
  5. ^ a b c Richards, Leverett (January 17, 1946). "Burns Okehed For Air Link". The Oregonian. p. 9. 
  6. ^ "Burns airport crash kills 3 BPA employees". The Oregonian. January 8, 1981. p. B1. 
  7. ^ Hammill, Luke (January 9, 2016). "Oregon standoff: FBI stages at Burns airport". Retrieved 21 January 2016. 

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