The Danbury Municipal Airport sits on approximately 250 acres of property. The Aviation Commission, under the leadership of Chairman John Ashkar, along with Commissioners: Omasta, Oppermann, Tamburri, and Zilinek, oversee the standards for lease and/or use of the municipal airport, and the current and future planning of the field. The Commission also issues permits and works closely with the Airport Administrator.
Danbury Municipal Airport’s mission is to provide a safe, secure, efficient, environmentally sensitive, and economically responsible, general aviation airport, while remaining responsive to the community’s needs and requests.
The Goal of the Airport is to continue providing top quality services to the FBO’s and aviation community, while being fiscally and environmentally cognizant of the community at large. To also remain one of the top 3 General Aviation airports in New England, in terms of operations.
Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Accomplishments
- Runway 08-26 received a partial rehabilitation through a Federal Grant.
- The continued removal of obstructions (trees) from the runaway approaches.
- Secured a non-matching Federal Grant for $68,000.
- Secured approximately a $200,000 Federal Grant to study improvement in the runway approach zones.
- Streamlined the Airport’s Minimum Standards and the FBO Operational Permit process.
- Streamlined the Airport area Land Use process with the Planning and Zoning Department
Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Goals
- Utilize the $68,000 Federal Grant and make improvement to the overall airport
- Complete the Runway Approach Federal Grant.
- Create standardize FBO Leases and Standard Property lease rates.
- Move forward with much need hangar space improvements and construction.
- Continue to streamline the Airport area Land Use process with the Planning and Zoning Department.
- Apply for a Federal Grant to recondition Runway 17-35
Airport Master Plan
We have completed the federal grant to acquire a snow removal vehicle to plow the runways and taxiways. We have completed a federal grant to update the Airport Master Plan and have applied for an FAA grant to conduct a pavement analysis and update the DBE Plan. We continue to seek federal grants for capital improvement programs here at the Danbury Municipal Airport.
The objective of this project is to analyze the approach to runway 26 to determine the location of obstructions in the approach and recommend an action plan. The project will also analyze the approach to runway 8 for the possibility of implementing an LPV procedure. A review of all the current leases will also be included which will provide the City with recommendations for revisions to the leases and will determine the fair value of the leases. In addition, the project will prepare releases for three parcels on airport property to bring the airport into compliance with Part 139 standards. The Exhibit A property map and the Airport Layout Plan will also be updated to reflect the determination of revisions to the two approaches and will include the release of airport property.
ESTIMATED TOTAL COST: $350,000
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is funding 100% of the project.