Tweed Airport

Proposal to Pave the Safety Areas at Tweed New Haven Regional Airport

2018 Proposed Update to MOA
Pave the existing safety areas to the north and south of the main runway to provide 6,600 feet of usable runway to accommodate standard commercial aircraft.

The extended runway would allow additional commercial air carriers to provide service to more destinations in alignment with business and leisure travel needs. The request does not include an increase in the number of daily flights or annual enplanements set in the 2009 Memorandum of Agreement between the City of New Haven and Town of East Haven. The paving would not expand the current boundaries of the airport as it is simply replacing unpaved safety areas with paved runway areas

2009 Memorandum of Agreement between the City of New Haven and Town of East Haven
Limit the number of commercial flights to 30 per day
Cap annual enplanements at 180,000 passengers per year
Restrict active runway length to 5,600 feet with 500 feet unpaved safety zones at both the north and south ends of the main airport runway (2-20) for a total of 1,000 feet of unpaved area
No restrictions were placed on General Aviation usage

Anticipated Benefits
Provides convenient access to high-demand destinations by residents
Offers a vital asset when attracting businesses, employees and visitors
Supports the air travel needs of a wide-range of current local businesses

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