Waukegan National Airport

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Waukegan National Airport
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USGS image - 17 April 1998
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerWaukegan Port District
Serves Chicago, Illinois
Location Waukegan, Illinois
Elevation  AMSL 727 ft / 222 m
Coordinates 42°25′20″N087°52′04″W / 42.42222°N 87.86778°W / 42.42222; -87.86778 Coordinates: 42°25′20″N087°52′04″W / 42.42222°N 87.86778°W / 42.42222; -87.86778
Website www.waukeganairport.com
Map
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Runways
Direction LengthSurface
ftm
5/236,0001,829Asphalt
14/323,7511,143Asphalt
Statistics
Aircraft operations (2006)69,007
Based aircraft (2017)162
Source: airport website [1] and FAA [2]

Waukegan National Airport( IATA : UGN, ICAO : KUGN, FAA LID : UGN) is a public airport in Waukegan, [1] in Lake County, Illinois. [2] The airport is 40 miles north of Chicago. [2] It was originally Waukegan Memorial Airport. [3] It has been operated by the Waukegan Port District since 1956 and is the second busiest airport in Illinois for international arrivals.[ citation needed ] In January 2014 under a FAA reclassification of many small airports, the airport was renamed Waukegan National Airport [1] [4]

An IATA airport code, also known as an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier, is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The characters prominently displayed on baggage tags attached at airport check-in desks are an example of a way these codes are used.

ICAO airport code four-letter code designating many airports around the world

The ICAOairport code or location indicator is a four-letter code designating aerodromes around the world. These codes, as defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization and published in ICAO Document 7910: Location Indicators, are used by air traffic control and airline operations such as flight planning.

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Contents

The FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009-2013, [5] categorized it as a reliever airport for Chicago O'Hare International Airport. [1]

The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) is an inventory of U.S. aviation infrastructure assets. NPIAS was developed and now maintained by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has a system for categorizing public-use airports that is primarily based on the level of commercial passenger traffic through each facility. It is used to determine if an airport is eligible for funding through the federal government's Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Fewer than 20% of airports in the U.S. qualify for the program, though most that don't qualify are private-use-only airports.

Facilities

Waukegan National Airport covers 600 acre s (240  ha ) at an elevation of 727 feet (222 m). Its two runways are asphalt surfaces over concrete pavements: runway 5/23 is 6,000 feet long and 150 feet wide (1,829 x 46 m) and runway 14/32 is 3,751 feet long and 75 feet wide (1,143 x 23 m). [2]

Acre unit of area

The acre is a unit of land area used in the imperial and US customary systems. It is traditionally defined as the area of one chain by one furlong, which is exactly equal to 10 square chains, ​1640 of a square mile, or 43,560 square feet, and approximately 4,047 m2, or about 40% of a hectare. Based upon the International yard and pound agreement of 1959, an acre may be declared as exactly 4,046.8564224 square metres. The acre is a statute measure in the United States and was formerly one in the United Kingdom and almost all countries of the former British Empire, although informal use continues.

Hectare metric unit of area

The hectare is an SI accepted metric system unit of area equal to a square with 100-metre sides, or 10,000 m2, and is primarily used in the measurement of land. There are 100 hectares in one square kilometre. An acre is about 0.405 hectare and one hectare contains about 2.47 acres.

Asphalt sticky, black and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum; bitumen variety

Asphalt, also known as bitumen, is a sticky, black, and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum. It may be found in natural deposits or may be a refined product, and is classed as a pitch. Before the 20th century, the term asphaltum was also used. The word is derived from the Ancient Greek ἄσφαλτος ásphaltos.

In 2006 the airport had 69,007 aircraft operations, average 189 per day: 94% general aviation, 5% air taxi and 1% military. In January 2017, 162 aircraft were based at the airport: 93 single-engine, 24 multi-engine, 41 jet and 4 helicopter. [2]

General aviation civil use of aircraft excluding commercial transportation

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Air taxi on-demand commercial air transportation, particularly of smaller quantities of passenger or cargo by aeroplane or helicopter

An air taxi is a small commercial aircraft which makes short flights on demand.

Helicopter Type of rotor craft in which lift and thrust are supplied by rotors

A helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by rotors. This allows the helicopter to take off and land vertically, to hover, and to fly forward, backward, and laterally. These attributes allow helicopters to be used in congested or isolated areas where fixed-wing aircraft and many forms of VTOL aircraft cannot perform.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Waukegan National Airport. Waukegan Port District. Accessed 14 October 2009.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 FAA Airport Master Record for UGN ( Form 5010 PDF ). Federal Aviation Administration. effective Jan 5, 2017.
  3. Waukegan Memorial Airport, IL. Aviation Safety Network. Accessed 14 October 2009.
  4. http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/25014920-418/faa-requires-name-change-for-waukegan-airport.html
  5. National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS): 2009-2013. Federal Aviation Administration. October 1, 2008.

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