How important is it for the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport to continue to offer commercial airline service to our community?
If commercial air service is to continue at our airport into the future, significant changes must occur to the runway to meet FAA safety standards.
An Air Service Study now underway tells us that future commercial aircraft capable of serving our airport will be larger and have wider wingspans than aircraft now operating here. In addition, the Federal Aviation Administration has mandated that, despite the anticipated evolution of larger regional commercial aircraft, the airport runway must be reconfigured and widened to meet FAA safety standards.
Two runway widening/reconfiguration options are now being considered. Both options would widen/reconfigure the runway/taxiway to the west, both options include construction of a westside taxiway and both options require relocating a portion of Owl Creek Road.
We would like to know how important you think it is for the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport to continue to offer commercial airline service to our community? Please review the documentation, if you like, and click on Post below to have your say.
- Aspen/Pitkin County Airport Future Aire Service Study
- Future Air Service Study Phase II Executive Summary
- Future Air Service Study Phase II presentation
- Future Air Service Study Phase I, Item #5 on the agenda
Public Open Houses: Thursday, Oct. 30th 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Pitkin County Library and Wednesday, Nov. 11th 5:30 p.m to 7:30 pm at the Airport Operations Center. Call 920-5204 for more information.