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Greene County Airport
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Contact Persons: Jake Blaker, Department of Recreation Director

Greene County Airport
417 East Roy Furman Highway, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-627-8029 / Fax: 724-852-5322
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m., Monday—Friday
Website with FAA Airport Information: www.airnav.com/airport/kway

The Office of Airport Administration strives to continue existing measures that will provide the aviation community a clean, safe and efficient environment enhancing the recreational and/or working relationship with the county. (Click here for Airport T-Hanger Groundbreaking 8/30/2013)

About our County Airport:
The Airport Administration building houses the control tower for the airport, the Airport Restaurant (open from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily), and the office of the Magisterial District Judge for Central Greene County.

Greene County Airport can accept light aircraft. International air terminals and air-freight services are available at Pittsburgh International Airport, just one hour north of Waynesburg.

For busy company executives who want to maximize their time and build efficiency in their travel schedule, the Greene County Airport provides an ideal tool and another competitive advantage for the nearby EverGreene Technology Park.
 
The airport is a public-use, general aviation airport. It currently has hangar space for small aircraft. There also is a flight school on the premises for beginners or continuing pilot education and training. The 3,500-foot-by-75-foot bit runway can sufficiently accommodate most light aviation needs.With the ultimate goal of transforming the airport into an executive airpark, EverGreene planners and business developers are actively seeking aviation-related businesses and flight training academies interested in building long-term partnerships. The aviation sector will greatly benefit from the park's other workforce development initiatives already in the planning stages with all five Greene County school districts, the vocational-technical school and higher education partners like Waynesburg University. From leading-edge aviation training and maintenance curricula to internship and apprenticeship programs, the unprecedented cooperation among these public and private entities is unique and powerful.

The airport was activited in December 1937. In the years following 1946, there were numerous improvements made. In 1958, the main runway (3,500 feet long and 75 feet wide) was paved; lights were added in the early 1960's. During 1972-73, taxiways were constructed and the apron expanded at a cost of about $324,600. A master plan was completed in 1974, and in 1977 the turf runway was abondoned. An access taxiway was built to the T-hangers in 1979-80; and in 1983, a bituminous overlay was applied to the runway, and additional taxiways were built to a new T-hanger.

In 1992, the county commissioners completed the construction of a new airport administration building which in 1996 housed the airport office, a restaurant, the office of the district magistrate, the 911 Center, Emergency Medical Services and Eagle I Aviation. In 2004, the 911 Center & Emergency Medical Services were moved to Morris Street in Waynesburg, and the Greene County Tourism Office took over their suite of offices.

In 2011, the local National Guard Unit (now based at the EverGreene Industrial Park, located behind the airport runways) occassionally conducts air mobility training at the airport. The guardsmen practice quickly boarding and deboarding military helicopters to simulate what they may have to do on the battlefield. For safety reasons, the execise is closed to the public, although spectators often observe the maneuvers from the airport parking lot; but are asked not to approach the helicopters or the soldiers on the airfield.

Driving and/or FAA Flight Location:
  • Driving directions: from I-79, take Exit 14 to Waynesburg and head east on Route 21 toward Carmichaels/Masontown/Uniontown. The airport is on the left.

  • FAA Flight Location (Source of FAA information: www.airnav.com/airport/kway):
    • Identifier: WAY
    • Latitude/Longitude: 39-54-04.1000N / 080-07-50.5000W
                  39-54.068333N / 080-07.841667W
                  39.9011389 / -80.1306944 (estimated)
    • Elevation: 1069 ft. / 325.8 m (surveyed)
    • Variation: 09W (2010)
    • Time Zone: UTC -4 (UTC -5 during Standard Time)
    • Zip Code: 15370
Airport Operations:   Airport Services:
  • Airport Use: Open to the Public
  • Runway Length: 3500 x 75 ft. Bit
  • Fuel: 80 & 100 LL
  • No control tower
    • ARTCC: Cleveland Center
    • FSS: Altoona Glifht Service Station
  • Attendance: MON-FRI 0830-1630
    ALL SAT-SUN 0900-1700
  • For service after hours, call:
    724-627-0579, 724-627-8357,
    724-998-3879 OR 724-852-1553
  • Wind Indicator: lighted
  • Airport Aids Lights: VASI Runway 27
  • Lights: Dusk to Dawn lights
  • Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
 
  • Fuel available: 100LL
  • Parking: Tiedowns
  • Airframe service: MAJOR
  • Powerplant service: MAJOR
  • Bottled oxygen: NONE
  • Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Statistics:
  • Runway: 9/27
  • Dimensions: 3500 x 75 ft. / 1067 x 23 m.
  • Surface: Asphalt, in fair condition
  • Weight-bearing capacity: Single wheel, 12,000 lbs.
  • Runway edge lights: Medium intensity
Headline News on Airport Development Plans:
  • July 14, 2013 — Conditional Approval to Construct a New T-Hanger at Airport — Franklin Township supervisors granted conditional approval to plans by the county to construct a new T-hanger, which will be designed to house 10 compartments for planes, a maintenance and equipment room and a pilotís room. As part of the project, the county will also demolish the four old hangars west of the administrative building to make space available for commercial development. The 6 acres of land west of the administrative building have been divided into three, 2-acre parcels. Bids are expected to open mid-August with construction underway several weeks later.

  • August 4, 2011 — Airport to see $400k for Access Project — Greene County's redevelopment plans at the airport will get a $400,000 boost from the federal government. U.S. Rep. Mark Critz, D-Johnstown, announced the grant Wednesday. The money comes from the U.S. Appalachian Regional Commission, an agency that tries to spur economic development in Appalachian communities. Click here for news article.

  • April 7, 2011 — Major Step Forward. Greene County commissioners are expected to take a major step forward with plans to develop a small business park at the county airport. Click here for news article.

  • January 20, 2011 — Airport Plans ready for Takeoff. Commissioners still want to develop a small business park at Greene County Airport, but they have apparently scaled back the plans in a cost-saving measure. Click here for more information.

  • September 18, 2010 — Contract Awarded for Airport Paving. The airport runway will get a new surface next month after commissioners hired a company from Berks County to repave the runway and taxiways on Thursday, September 23, 2010. Click here for news article.

  • July 7, 2010 — Grant received for Airport Project. Greene County has received a $120,000 federal grant to help build a new access road at the county airport as part of a plan to develop an airport business park. Click here to read news article.

  • February 25, 2009 — Commissioners May Privatize Airport . . . and demolish all buildings along Rout 21 in an effort to make it a more multi-use airport. Click here for more info.

  • 2008 — Greene County Airport Master Plan. Greene County Commissioners commissioned L. Robert Kimball and Associates to prepare a Master Plan Update for the Greene County Airport. The update is scheduled to be completed in 2008 and will include a business plan and marketing plan and will contain strategies to maximize the potential of the Airport in terms of economics and recreation. Click here for more information.

For general information, please contact the Information Services
at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399
Greene County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370

 

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