Portsmouth International Airport at Pease

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Portsmouth International Airport at Pease
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IATA: PSMICAO: KPSMFAA LID: PSM
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Owner Pease Development Authority
Serves Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Location Portsmouth / Newington, New Hampshire, USA
Elevation AMSL 100 ft / 30 m
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Website FlyPortsmouthAirport.com
Map
PSM is located in New Hampshire
PSM
PSM
Location of airport in New Hampshire
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 11,321 3,451 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 51,673
Based aircraft 107
Sources: Airport website[1] and FAA[2]

Portsmouth International Airport at Pease[1][2] (IATA: PSMICAO: KPSMFAA LID: PSM), formerly known as Pease International Airport, is a joint civil and military use airport located one nautical mile (2 km) west of the central business district of Portsmouth, a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. It is owned by the Pease Development Authority.[2]

The airport is located within the Pease International Tradeport,[3] a result of the ongoing redevelopment of the former Pease Air Force Base which was closed under Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission action in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

It shares the runway with the Pease Air National Guard Base, which is actively utilized by the 157th Air Refueling Wing (157 ARW) of the New Hampshire Air National Guard, an Air Mobility Command (AMC)-gained Air National Guard unit operating the KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft.[4]

Pease was one of 7 Launch Abort Sites and one of 18 Emergency Landing Sites for NASA space shuttle orbiters.[5]

The airport served as a hub for Pan Am from 1998 until 2005, when all mainline Pan Am flights at the airport were suspended. It was also one of a handful of airports served by the short-lived Skybus Airlines, which ceased operation in the spring of 2008. Commercial airline service resumed with Allegiant Air starting on October 25, 2013.

Facilities and aircraft

Portsmouth International Airport at Pease covers an area of 3,000 acres (1,200 ha) at an elevation of 100 feet (30 m) above mean sea level. It has one concrete and asphalt paved runway designated 16/34 which measures 11,321 by 150 feet (3,451 x 46 m).[2]

For the 12-month period ending October 1, 2007, the airport had 51,673 aircraft operations, an average of 141 per day: 68% general aviation, 22% military, 7% air taxi and 3% scheduled commercial. At that time there were 107 aircraft based at this airport: 52% single-engine, 19% multi-engine, 12% jet, 2% helicopter and 15% military.[2]

Airport services

Operator Destinations Type Services Aircraft
Air National Guard
Global
Military Air to Air Refueling, Military Pilot Training Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker
Allegiant Air
Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers/Punta Gorda, Orlando/Sanford
Airline Scheduled Passenger and Air Charter Transportation MD-80
PlaneSense
USA, Canada, Bahamas
Fractional Aircraft Ownership Program On Demand Private Passenger Air Transportation and Air Charter Transportation Pilatus PC-12, Nextant 400 XTi
Port City Air - New Hampshire Helicopters
Point to Point
Fixed Base Operator Military and Civilian Aircraft Fueling (100LL and Jet A), Aircraft Maintenance, Commercial and Private Pilot Training: Instrument Single and Multiengine Land - Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing, Cargo Warehouse Facility Handling, Air Charter, Hangar Rental, Rental Cars, US Customs and Border Protection Clearances, Oxygen (Replacement Bottles), De-Ice/Anti-Ice (Type 1 and Type 4) C-172, C-320, Bell R-22

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