Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport
|Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport|
|Owner||Hancock County, Maine|
|Elevation AMSL||83 ft / 25 m|
Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (IATA: BHB, ICAO: KBHB, FAA LID: BHB) is a county owned, public use airport located in Trenton, Maine, eight nautical miles (9 mi, 15 km) northwest of the central business district of Bar Harbor, a city in Hancock County, Maine, United States. It serves the residents of Hancock County with commercial and charter aviation services. During the summer months, the airport becomes one of Maine's busiest, with significant private jet operations bringing visitors to the numerous summer colonies in the county, which includes Mount Desert Island. Scheduled passenger airline service is subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 10,562 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 10,100 enplanements in 2009, and 11,109 in 2010. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year).
Facilities and aircraft
Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport covers an area of 468 acres (189 ha) at an elevation of 83 feet (25 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 4/22 is 5,200 by 100 feet (1,585 x 30 m) and 17/35 is 3,253 by 75 feet (992 x 23 m). The airport is an uncontrolled airport that has no control tower.
For the 12-month period ending September 30, 2011, the airport had 33,965 aircraft operations, an average of 93 per day: 91% general aviation, 6% scheduled commercial, 2% air taxi, and 1% military. At that time there were 45 aircraft based at this airport: 96% single-engine and 4% glider.
Airlines and destinations
|Elite Airways||Seasonal: Newark, Vero Beach|
Cape Air operates Cessna 402 twin prop aircraft, Elite Airways flies both CRJ 700 and CRJ 200 regional jets and PenAir operates Saab 340B turboprops. PenAir's service also operate as code sharing flights via an agreement with Alaska Airlines.
- FAA Airport Master Record for BHB ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
- "Order 2012-3-2". U.S. Department of Transportation. March 2, 2012.
- "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). faa.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009.
- "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). faa.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). faa.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.
- "Patrol Squadron Shore Establishments" (PDF). United States Navy. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
- Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-2011-0185) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
- Order 2011-11-26 (November 22, 2011): prohibiting Colgan Air, Inc., operating as US Airways Express, from terminating its subsidized service at Bar Harbor and Presque Isle/Houlton, Maine (Presque Isle), and Plattsburgh, New York, and requesting proposals from airlines interested in providing replacement essential air service (EAS) at any or all of the communities, with or without subsidy.
- Order 2012-3-2 (March 2, 2012: making Essential Air Service (EAS) air carrier selections at Bar Harbor and Presque Isle, Maine, and Plattsburgh, New York. At Bar Harbor, Hyannis Air Service Inc., operating as Cape Air, and Peninsula Airways, Inc. (PenAir) will jointly provide EAS for a four-year term beginning when either carrier begins providing full EAS. PenAir will operate only the peak summer months from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and will operate two daily nonstop round trips to Boston using 34-seat Saab 340 aircraft subsidy free. Cape Air will operate on a year-round basis, providing one daily round trip (seven a week) from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and three daily round trips (21 a week) from September through May using 9-seat Cessna 402 aircraft for an annual subsidy rate of $1,631,223.
- Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport, official site
- Aerial image from USGS The National Map
- FAA Terminal Procedures for BHB, effective March 2, 2017
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