Phase II

Future Air Service Study Phase II

Pitkin County Code prohibits the operation of aircraft with “a tip-to-tip wingspan of greater than 95 feet.”The wingspan restriction is required because the Airport is physically constrained and cannot satisfy all of the applicable Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) design standards. In 1999, the FAA approved modifications to design standards for the Airport based on the County’s commitment to

prohibit use of the Airport by aircraft with wingspans greater than 95 feet. These non-standard conditions include the separation between the Airport runway and taxiway, between the taxiway and parked aircraft, and between the runway and the locations at which aircraft wait to enter the airfield until receiving permission from the Airport Traffic Control Tower..Phase II of the Future Air Service Study sought to determine whether changes were required in the physical configuration of the airfield to accommodate the next generation of commercial aircraft.  Phase II, completed in June 2014,,identified two viable options for improving the infrastructure at the airport to preserve commercial air service while maintaining safety, efficiency, and operational capacity of the airport.

Download  Future Air Service Planning Phase 2011 Final Report updated 7/7/14

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Download Wingspan Restrictions

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