Delaware Coastal Airport

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Delaware Coastal Airport
Sussex County Airport.JPG
Airport type Public
Owner Sussex County Council
Serves Georgetown, Delaware
Elevation AMSL 53 ft / 16 m
Coordinates 38°41′16″N 075°21′30″W / 38.68778°N 75.35833°W / 38.68778; -75.35833Coordinates: 38°41′16″N 075°21′30″W / 38.68778°N 75.35833°W / 38.68778; -75.35833
Website Delaware Coastal Airport
GED is located in Delaware
GED is located in the US
Location of airport in Delaware/United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 5,000 1,524 Asphalt
10/28 3,109 948 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations 26,000
Based aircraft 62

Delaware Coastal Airport (IATA: GED[2]ICAO: KGEDFAA LID: GED) is a public use airport in Sussex County, Delaware, United States.[1] Owned by the Sussex County Council, it is located two nautical miles (4 km) southeast of the central business district of Georgetown.[1] It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a regional general aviation facility.[3]

The airport is known locally by various unofficial names, including County Airport and, especially, Georgetown Airport.[4] In mid-June 2015, the Sussex County Council voted to rename the airport from Sussex County Airport to Delaware Coastal Airport. The vote was since passed and the airport is now officially known as Delaware Coastal Airport.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Delaware Coastal Airport covers an area of 615 acres (249 ha) at an elevation of 53 feet (16 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways with asphalt surfaces: 4/22 is 5,000 by 150 feet (1,524 x 46 m) and 10/28 is 3,109 by 75 feet (948 x 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2009, the airport had 26,000 aircraft operations, an average of 71 per day: 97.7% general aviation, 1.9% air taxi, and 0.4% military. At that time there were 62 aircraft based at this airport: 71% single-engine, 15% multi-engine, 10% helicopter, 3% jet, and 2% glider.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for GED (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (GED: Sussex County)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ "List of NPIAS Airports" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Counts, Maria, "Sussex County rebrands airport with new name, logo,", June 19, 2015.

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