Griffiss International Airport

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Griffiss International Airport
May 2, 1997
Airport typePublic
OwnerOneida County
ServesOneida County
LocationRome, New York
Elevation AMSL504 ft / 154 m
Coordinates43°14′02″N 075°24′25″W / 43.23389°N 75.40694°W / 43.23389; -75.40694
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 11,820 3,603 Concrete
Statistics (2005)
Aircraft operations1,000

Griffiss International Airport (IATA: RME, ICAO: KRME, FAA LID: RME) is a public airport located one mile (2 km) east of the central business district of Rome, a city in Oneida County, New York, United States. This airport is publicly owned by County of Oneida.[1] It is located on the former site of Griffiss Air Force Base, which closed in 1995. In 1999 the airfield hosted Woodstock '99.

Operations from the Oneida County Airport in Oriskany, New York were transferred here in 2006, after which the county closed that airport in January 2007.

In December 2013, Griffiss International Airport was selected as a test site by the United States Federal Aviation Administration to "aid in researching the complexities of integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the congested, northeast airspace." Students from the Rochester Institute of Technology will work with Griffiss to test drones at the airport.[2] The airport continued test site operations until 2017.

Griffis is also a maintenance/storage facility for several regional airlines which include Republic Airways, Envoy Airlines, and several more.

Several Aircraft are stored here including: 2 Boeing 747-200s, 1 Boeing 767-200, and 1 Boeing 777-200.


Griffiss International Airport covers an area of 1,680 acres (680 ha) and contains one runway:[1]

  • Runway 15/33: 11,820 x 200 ft (3,603 x 61 m), Surface: Concrete

For 12-month period ending September 13, 2005 the airport had 1,000 aircraft operations:[1]

  • 85% general aviation: 850
  • 15% military: 150


With the construction of a new terminal building finishing in 2015, public officials hope to secure additional investment in the facility to attract passenger airlines. The new terminal building will also allow for international flights to the airport, as it was constructed to accommodate a US Customs Service-regulation facility for potential international passengers.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Form 5010 for RME PDF, retrieved March 15, 2007
  2. ^ FAA (December 30, 2013). "FAA Selects Six Sites for Unmanned Aircraft Research". Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  3. ^ Cooper, Elizabeth (February 26, 2015). "New Griffiss terminal beacon for business?". Utica Observer-Dispatch. Retrieved February 26, 2015.

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