Saline County Regional Airport

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Saline County Regional Airport
Benton SUZ.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerSaline County
ServesBenton, Arkansas
LocationBryant, Arkansas
Elevation AMSL390 ft / 119 m
Coordinates34°35′25″N 092°28′46″W / 34.59028°N 92.47944°W / 34.59028; -92.47944Coordinates: 34°35′25″N 092°28′46″W / 34.59028°N 92.47944°W / 34.59028; -92.47944
Map
SUZ is located in Arkansas
SUZ
SUZ
Location of airport in Arkansas
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 5,001 1,524 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations45,500
Based aircraft33

Saline County Regional Airport (ICAO: KSUZ, FAA LID: SUZ) is a county-owned, public-use airport located five nautical miles (6 mi, 9 km) east of the central business district of Benton, a city in Saline County, Arkansas, United States.[1] The airport's address is 1100 Hill Farm Road in Bryant, Arkansas.[2] It is included in the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[3]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this facility is assigned SUZ by the FAA[1] but has no designation from the IATA[4] (which assigned SUZ to Suria Airport in Papua New Guinea).[5]

History[edit]

The airport is located on a 1,200-acre (490 ha) site donated to Saline County by ALCOA in August 2002. Construction began in November 2002 and the airport opened on March 12, 2007. The existing Saline County Airport (FAA LID: M99), also known as Watts Field, was closed after the new airport opened.[6]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Saline County Regional Airport has one runway designated 2/20 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,001 by 100 feet (1,524 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending August 31, 2009, the airport had 45,500 aircraft operations, an average of 124 per day: 99% general aviation and 1% military. At that time there were 33 aircraft based at this airport: 88% single-engine, 9% multi-engine and 3% helicopter.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for SUZ (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 25 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Saline County Airport". Saline County, Arkansas. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  3. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A (PDF, 2.03 MB)" (PDF). 2011–2015 National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. 4 October 2010. External link in |work= (help)
  4. ^ "Saline County Regional Airport (FAA: SUZ, ICAO: KSUZ, IATA: none)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  5. ^ "Suria Airport, Papua New Guinea (IATA: SUZ)". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  6. ^ "Saline County Regional Airport". Saline County Economic Development Corporation. Retrieved 9 April 2008.

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