Dennis F. Cantrell Field

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Dennis F. Cantrell Field
Conway CWS.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Conway
ServesConway, Arkansas
ClosedJanuary 31, 2015 (2015-01-31)[1]
Elevation AMSL316 ft / 96 m
Coordinates35°04′51″N 092°25′30″W / 35.08083°N 92.42500°W / 35.08083; -92.42500Coordinates: 35°04′51″N 092°25′30″W / 35.08083°N 92.42500°W / 35.08083; -92.42500
CWS is located in Arkansas
Location of airport in Arkansas
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8/26 4,875 1,486 Asphalt
18/36 3,278 999 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations16,000
Based aircraft41

Dennis F. Cantrell Field (ICAO: KCWS, FAA LID: CWS, formerly M03) was a public use airport located one nautical mile (2 km) southeast of the central business district of Conway, in Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States. It was owned by the City of Conway.[2]

It is replaced with the new Conway Airport at Cantrell Field since September 2014.[3]

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

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport was assigned CWS by the FAA but had no designation from the IATA[5] (CWS was once assigned to Center Island, Washington airport, which is now 78WA).[6]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Dennis F. Cantrell Field covered an area of 198 acres (80 ha) at an elevation of 316 feet (96 m) above mean sea level. It had two asphalt paved runways: 8/26 is 4,875 by 100 feet (1,486 x 30 m) and 18/36 is 3,278 by 60 feet (999 x 18 m).[2]

For the 12-month period ending January 31, 2010, the airport had 16,000 aircraft operations, an average of 43 per day: 94% general aviation, 3% air taxi, and 3% military. At that time there were 41 aircraft based at this airport: 73% single-engine, 22% multi-engine, 2% jet, and 2% helicopter.[2]


  1. ^ "Welcoming a new era in aviation: Dennis F. Cantrell Field Airport (KCWS), Conway, Arkansas".
  2. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for CWS (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. effective 25 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Kathryn's Report: Welcoming a new era in aviation: Dennis F. Cantrell Field Airport (KCWS), Conway, Arkansas". Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  4. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A (PDF, 2.03 MB)" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. 4 October 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09-27.
  5. ^ "Conway, Arkansas (FAA: CWS, ICAO: KCWS)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 19 October 2011.
  6. ^ "Center Island Airport, Washington (IATA: CWS, FAA: 78WA)". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 19 October 2011.

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