The runway expansion project at Cherokee County Airport (CNI, formerly known as 47A) in Canton, Ga., was completed last month. The airport’s 3,414-foot main runway has been extended to 5,002 feet, which will allow most general aviation aircraft to land and take off from the airport. In addition, a full-length taxiway is almost complete. The airport has Rnav (GPS) with Waas approach to 250 feet.
New Richmond Regional Airport
Privately owned and operated Houston Executive Airport, west of Houston, has completed a runway extension to 6,610 feet. “Our ability to support larger aircraft will be a real advantage to the aviation business community,” said Andrew Perry, the airport’s executive director. The new airport opened in January 2007 and recently completed a 26,000-sq-ft corporate hangar.
Wisconsin’s New Richmond Regional Airport extended its runway by 1,500 feet–to 5,500 feet–in mid-June and added a new 18,000-sq-ft FBO terminal. The airport has space available for long-term leases in private and corporate hangars.
Between 1991 and 2003 the number of U.S. companies operating business aircraft (of all types) increased to 10,061 from 6,584, and the number of aircraft to 15,879 from 9,504, according to NBAA statistics. Honeywell’s crystal ball sees delivery of 7,724 business jets between 2003 and 2013–not including bizliners and the industry wild card, very light jets (VLJs).