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New Castle Airport
USGS aerial photo as of 16 March 1992
IATA: ILG – ICAO: KILG – FAA LID: ILG
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner New Castle County, Delaware
Operator Delaware River and Bay Authority
Serves Wilmington, Delaware
Elevation AMSL 79 ft / 24 m
Coordinates 39°40′43″N 075°36′24″W / 39.67861°N 75.60667°W / 39.67861; -75.60667
Website NewCastleAirportILG.com
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
1/19 7,012 2,137 Asphalt
9/27 7,181 2,189 Asphalt
14/32 4,603 1,403 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 136,154
Based aircraft 282
Source: Federal Aviation Administration

New Castle Airport (IATA: ILG, ICAO: KILG, FAA LID: ILG), also known as the New Castle County Airport, is a public airport located in unincorporated New Castle County, Delaware, United States and four miles (6 km) south of the central business district of the city of Wilmington.

History

Military usage

Previously called the Wilmington Airport and the Greater Wilmington Airport, the property became a US Army Air Forces military airfield named New Castle Army Air Base (New Castle AAB) during World War II.

Opened in May 1943, New Castle AAB was assigned to the Air Corps Ferrying Command's 2d Ferrying Group, with the 552d Army Air Forces Base Unit being the host unit in charge of the base and its facilities. The primary mission of the airfield was to facilitate the movement of aircraft overseas for delivery to the British and other Allies. Members of the historic Women Air Service Pilots (WASP) served as test and ferry pilots and towed targets for student gunners. There is a statue today at the airport that honors the women of the WASP that served their country in the time of need. On 30 June 1945, the 1596th AAF Base Unit replaced the 552d AAFBU and the 2d Ferrying Group was replaced by the 2d Foreign Transport Group. The mission of the base was changed to being responsible for overseas air transport of passengers and air cargo. With the general drawdown of the Army Air Forces after the war, New Castle Airport became a joint-use base, with civilian aircraft operating from the airfield as an airport.

After the closure of the Army Air Base, New Castle County Airport then hosted the 166th Air Transport Group of the Delaware National Guard. With the establishment of the US Air Force as an independent service in 1947, the 166th was redesignated as a unit of the Delaware Air National Guard. The unit has been successively known as the 166th Military Airlift Group, 166th Tactical Airlift Group, 166th Airlift Group and is now known as the 166th Airlift Wing (166 AW), operating C-130H Hercules. As an Air National Guard unit, the 166 AW is operationally gained by the Air Mobility Command (AMC).

Civil usage

In the late 1990s, the county leased the debt-stricken airport to the bi-state Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA), operators of the Delaware Memorial Bridge, on a thirty year lease with the provision that the DRBA may seek up to two additional thirty year leases.

Since taking over operations of the airport, the DRBA has made the airport profitable, upgraded many aging buildings, and constructed numerous new buildings and facilities on the property.

From 1991 through 1998, again from 2000 to 2006, and since April 2008, the state of Delaware is the only state in the union without any scheduled commercial flights in or out of the state. This is largely due to the small size of the state and the close proximity of large airports in Baltimore, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Salisbury, MD. Skybus Airlines was the last commercial airline to fly out of New Castle Airport, with flights in 2008. Before Skybus, and Delta in 2006, the previous airline with scheduled flights was Shuttle America, which flew out of New Castle as an independent carrier from the airline's founding in November 1998 until February 2000. They offered service to Hartford, Buffalo, and Norfolk, using the 50-seat Dash 8-300 turboprop aircraft. Shuttle America would eventually discontinue its independent operations and become a commuter affiliate of United Express and Delta Connection. Prior to Shuttle America, the last scheduled service was provided to Parkersburg, West Virginia by USAir Express carrier Crown Airways in 1992-1993. United Airlines also served Wilmington, leaving in 1991.

Overview

The airport has one terminal, which has only served car rental agencies during those times when the airport did not have commercial air service. On June 29, 2006, Delta Air Lines began new services from Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to New Castle Airport, making it the first commercial air service in six years. Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines operated the service using 50 seat CRJ regional jets, with two daily roundtrip flights. However, Delta Air Lines ended the Wilmington flights on September 6, 2007, leaving Delaware without any commercial air service until March 8, 2008, when Skybus Airlines began new air service from Columbus, Ohio and Greensboro, North Carolina to New Castle Airport. Skybus ceased all operations effective April 4, 2008, once again leaving New Castle Airport without any airline service. As of August 4, 2010, Avis Rent a Car System, LLC, Budget Rent A Car System, Inc., and Cafe Bama are the only tenants in the Main Terminal.

Facilities and aircraft

New Castle Airport covers an area of 1,250 acres (506 ha) which contains three asphalt paved runways: 1/19 measuring 7,012 x 150 ft (2,137 x 46 m), 9/27 measuring 7,181 x 150 ft (2,189 x 46 m), and 14/32 measuring 4,603 x 150 ft (1,403 x 46 m).

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2006, the airport had 136,154 aircraft operations, an average of 373 per day: 83% general aviation, 12% military, 4% air taxi and 1% scheduled commercial. There are 282 aircraft based at this airport: 59% single engine, 23% jet, 9% multi-engine, 6% helicopter and 3% military.



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Location & QuickFacts

FAA Information Effective:

2006-09-28

Airport Identifier:

ILG

Longitude/Latitude:

075-36-23.5000W/39-40-43.4000N
-75.606528/39.678722 (Estimated)

Elevation:

79 ft / 24.08 m (Surveyed)

Land:

1250 acres

From nearest city:

4 nautical miles S of Wilmington, DE

Location:

New Castle County, DE

Magnetic Variation:

11W (1985)

Owner & Manager

Ownership:

Publicly owned

Owner:

Delaware River & Bay Authority
LEASEE. PROPERTY OWNED BY NEW CASTLE COUNTY 87 READS WAY NEW CASTLE, DE 19720.
TEL 302-395-5990.

Address:

151 N. Dupont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720-0071

Phone number:

302-328-4632

Manager:

Stephen D. Williams

Address:

151 N. Dupont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720-0071

Phone number:

302-325-5576

Airport Operations and Facilities

Airport Use:

Open to public

Wind indicator:

Yes

Segmented Circle:

No

Control Tower:

Yes

Attendance Schedule:

ALL/ALL/ALL

Lighting Schedule:

DUSK-DAWN
WHEN ATCT CLSD ACTVT HIRL RYS 01/19; 09/27; MIRL RY 14/32; TWY LGTS; SSALR RY 01 - CTAF.

Beacon Color:

Clear-Green (lighted land airport)

Landing fee charge:

Yes
LNDG FEE FOR ALL ACFT OVER 7500 LBS EXCEPT FEDERAL GOVT; MILITARY.

Sectional chart:

Washington

Region:

AEA - Eastern

Boundary ARTCC:

ZDC - Washington

Responsible ARTCC:

ZNY - New York

Tie-in FSS:

MIV - Millville

FSS on Airport:

No

FSS Phone:

856-825-8090

FSS Toll Free:

1-800-WX-BRIEF

NOTAMs Facility:

ILG (NOTAM-d service avaliable)

Certification type/date:

?? 5/1973
PPR 24 HRS FOR ACR OPNS WITH MORE THAN 30 PSGR SEATS CALL 302-247-0204 (DIGITAL PAGER). WHEN ATCT CLSD ANNOUNCE EMERGENCIES ON CTAF DIRECT TO ARFF STATION.

Federal Agreements:

NG3YPH

Airport Communications

CTAF:

126.000

Unicom:

122.950 

Airport Services

Fuel available:

100LLA

Airframe Repair:

MAJOR

Power Plant Repair:

MAJOR

Bottled Oxygen:

HIGH/LOW

Bulk Oxygen:

HIGH/LOW

Runway Information

Runway 01/19

Dimension:

7012 x 150 ft / 2137.3 x 45.7 m

Surface:

ASPH, Fair Condition
RY 14/32 SEVERAL AREAS OF PONDING.

Surface Treatment:

Saw-cut or plastic Grooved

Weight Limit:

Single wheel: 90000 lbs.
Dual wheel: 140000 lbs.
Dual tandem wheel: 250000 lbs.

Edge Lights:

High
RY 14/32 NON-STANDARD MILITARY ASSAULT LANDING ZONE (ALZ) LIGHTING.

 

Runway 01

Runway 19

Longitude:

075-36-13.7611W

075-36-05.8352W

Latitude:

39-40-09.4450N

39-41-18.4772N

Elevation:

75.00 ft

61.00 ft

Alignment:

5

127

ILS Type:

ILS

 

Traffic Pattern:

Left

Left

Markings:

Precision instrument, Good Condition

Non-precision instrument, Good Condition

Crossing Height:

0.00 ft

58.00 ft

VASI:

 

4-box on left side
RY 19 VASI NON STD DISTANCE FROM RY EDGE.

Visual Glide Angle:

0.00

3.00

RVR Equipment:

touchdown

 

Approach lights:

SSALR

 

Runway End Identifier:

 

Yes

Obstruction:

8 ft road, 500.0 ft from runway, 37:1 slope to clear

72 ft trees, 1240.0 ft from runway, 500 ft left of centerline, 14:1 slope to clear

 

Runway 09/27

Dimension:

7181 x 150 ft / 2188.8 x 45.7 m

Surface:

ASPH, Fair Condition
RY 14/32 SEVERAL AREAS OF PONDING.

Surface Treatment:

Saw-cut or plastic Grooved

Weight Limit:

Single wheel: 90000 lbs.
Dual wheel: 140000 lbs.
Dual tandem wheel: 250000 lbs.

Edge Lights:

High
RY 14/32 NON-STANDARD MILITARY ASSAULT LANDING ZONE (ALZ) LIGHTING.

 

Runway 09

Runway 27

Longitude:

075-37-12.5926W

075-35-42.8413W

Latitude:

39-40-41.2892N

39-40-56.3636N

Elevation:

79.00 ft

71.00 ft

Alignment:

78

127

ILS Type:

MLS

 

Traffic Pattern:

Left

Left

Markings:

Precision instrument, Good Condition
RWY 09/27 MILITARY PAINT MKGS ON RWY.

Non-precision instrument, Good Condition

Crossing Height:

55.00 ft

51.00 ft

VASI:

4-light PAPI on left side

4-box on left side

Visual Glide Angle:

3.00

3.00

Obstruction:

49 ft trees, 1125.0 ft from runway, 600 ft left of centerline, 18:1 slope to clear
+5' GND AT AER 480' R.

64 ft trees, 1000.0 ft from runway, 75 ft right of centerline, 12:1 slope to clear

 

Runway 14/32

Dimension:

4603 x 150 ft / 1403.0 x 45.7 m

Surface:

ASPH, Good Condition
RY 14/32 SEVERAL AREAS OF PONDING.

Weight Limit:

Single wheel: 50000 lbs.
Dual wheel: 60000 lbs.

Edge Lights:

Medium
RY 14/32 NON-STANDARD MILITARY ASSAULT LANDING ZONE (ALZ) LIGHTING.

 

Runway 14

Runway 32

Longitude:

075-37-00.0973W

075-36-15.5617W

Latitude:

39-40-48.9076N

39-40-19.1511N

Elevation:

75.00 ft

74.00 ft

Alignment:

127

127

Traffic Pattern:

Left

Left

Markings:

Basic, Good Condition

Basic, Good Condition

Crossing Height:

0.00 ft

27.00 ft

VASI:

 

4-box on left side

Visual Glide Angle:

0.00

3.00

Approach lights:

 

NSTD

Obstruction:

43 ft trees, 720.0 ft from runway, 200 ft left of centerline, 12:1 slope to clear

, 50:1 slope to clear

 

Radio Navigation Aids

ID

Type

Name

Ch

Freq

Var

Dist

APG

NDB

Aberdeen

 

349.00

11W

24.7 nm

RNB

NDB

Rainbow

 

363.00

11W

26.9 nm

ING

NDB

Ambler

 

275.00

11W

30.7 nm

NXX

NDB

Willow Grove

 

388.00

12W

37.3 nm

MTN

NDB

Martin

 

342.00

11W

42.5 nm

DYL

NDB

Doylestown

 

237.00

10W

45.4 nm

UKT

NDB

Quakertown

 

208.00

12W

47.0 nm

DOV

TACAN

Dover

037X

 

09W

33.5 nm

NXX

TACAN

Willow Grove

061X

 

10W

37.6 nm

MTN

TACAN

Martin

068X

 

11W

42.8 nm

PNE

VOR

North Philadelphia

 

112.00

10W

36.7 nm

PPM

VOR/DME

Phillips

021X

108.40

09W

29.1 nm

CKZ

VOR/DME

Pennridge

025Y

108.85

12W

45.2 nm

ARD

VOR/DME

Yardley

019X

108.20

10W

47.2 nm

OOD

VORTAC

Woodstown

075X

112.80

10W

14.3 nm

MXE

VORTAC

Modena

079X

113.20

09W

14.7 nm

ENO

VORTAC

Smyrna

051X

111.40

09W

27.2 nm

VCN

VORTAC

Cedar Lake

099X

115.20

10W

30.8 nm

PTW

VORTAC

Pottstown

112X

116.50

09W

32.7 nm

LRP

VORTAC

Lancaster

120X

117.30

09W

41.2 nm

ACY

VORTAC

Atlantic City

023X

108.60

10W

49.6 nm

PHL

VOT

Philadelphia Intl

 

109.80

 

20.3 nm

Remarks

  • RY 14/32 CLSD TO LARGE AIR CARRIER AIRCRAFT OPERS WITH MORE THAN 30 PSGR SEATS.
  • WHEN ATCT CLSD, PILOTS MUST ANNOUNCE INTENTIONS OVER CTAF BEFORE LDGS; TKOFS OR GND TRAVEL ON RYS & TWYS.
  • PVT GND VEHICLES CROSS TWY A BTN TWYS A4 & C.
  • TWY "K1" CLOSED INDEFINITELY.
  • BIRDS ON & INVOF ARPT.
  • RWY 09/27 NO TGL FOR TURBO JET 2300-0700.
  • TWY 'G' SECTION BTN TWYS 'H' & 'J' LMTD TO ACFT WITH WINGSPAN OF 79 FT OR LESS.
  • WHEN TERMINAL BLDG CLSD 2300-0600 CTC ARPT SAFETY DEPARTMENT ON 126.0 OR 302-247-0204 (DIGITAL PAGER).
  • TWY 'G' SECTION BTN TWYS 'H' & 'D' LMTD TO ACFT WITH WINGSPAN OF 49 FT OR LESS.

 

Based Aircraft

Aircraft based on field:

282

Single Engine Airplanes:

167

Multi Engine Airplanes:

24

Jet Engine Airplanes:

66

Helicopters:

16

Military:

9

Operational Statistics

Aircraft Operations:

360/Day

Air Carrier:

0.1%

Air Taxi:

2.9%

General Aviation Local:

53.4%

General Aviation Itinerant:

37.5%

Military:

6.1%

 

New Castle Airport 

Address: New Castle County, DE

Tel: 302-328-4632, 302-325-5576


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General Info
Country United States
State DELAWARE
FAA ID ILG
Latitude 39-40-43.400N
Longitude 075-36-23.500W
Elevation 79 feet
Near City WILMINGTON



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