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-- Transportation - Air (under construction)
New Jersey has a total of 475 licensed aviation facilities and heliports, according to the state Department of Transportation. Of those 41 are public use, 75 private use and 314 heliports. Two airports are international: Newark Liberty International and Atlantic City International.
First opened in 1928 under the name of Newark Metropolitan Airport and later known as Newark International Airport until assuming its current name in 2002 in recognition of those lost in the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks, Newark Liberty International Airport straddles the boundary between Newark and Elizabeth and is located about 15 miles southwest of Midtown Manhattan.. The airport, which covers over 2,000 acres, is owned by the city of Newark and leased to and operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Newark served just under 37.5 million passengers and was the site of about 400,000 plane movements in 2015. United Airlines is the dominant carrier, accounting for over 70% of flights from the Airport in the year ending March 2016; the most popular destinations from the airport, each serving over 700,000 passengers, were San Francisco; Orlando; and Los Angeles.
In addition to Newark Liberty, the next largest with scheduled flights are Atlantic City International Airport, with over half a million passengers, and Trenton Mercer Airport, with slightly under 150,000 passengers. Teterboro Airport, operated by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and located some 12 miles from Manhattan, services many private aviation charter companies and private planes owned by corporations and wealthy individuals.
Commercial air travel is primarily regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration, and the the state has no authority to license pilots or register aircraft. The NJDOT, however, through its Bureau of Aeronautics, licenses public use airports and almost 400 restricted use facilities, including airstrips, heliports and balloonports. The Bureau also issues permits for air shows, aerial advertising and sport parachute centers provides information about aviation grants and explains regulations to 14,000 Federal Aviation Administration licensed aviators. The airports and other facilities in the state serve as base to approximately 4,700 aircraft.
New Jersey also is the site of the William J. Hughes Technical Center operated since 1958 by the Federal Aviation Administration in Galloway Township some ten miles from Atlantic City. The Center is the nation's premier air transportation system research and evaluation laboratory, conducting tests of systems and devices in air traffic control, communications, navigation, airports, aircraft safety, and security. The Center is also home to the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Air Marshal Service Training Center, Transportation Security Lab, and the US Coast Guard Group Air Station Atlantic City, as well as the New Jersey Air National Guard 177th Fighter Wing.
* Aviation and Airport Links, New Jersey Department of Transportation
* Airport Data and Statistics, Federal Aviation Administration
* Newark Liberty International Airport
* William J. Hughes Technical Center, Federal Aviation Administration
In the 1950s and 1960s, as the volume of flights and passengers grew, the potential construction of a new airport with longer runways able to accommodate larger jet aircraft, became a political controversy in New Jersey. The Port Authority of New York initially supported building a new jetport in the Great Swamp in Morris County, but opposition from environmental and communities impacted by the project ultimately led to the abandonment of the proposal. Subsequently, another proposal considered by the Port Authority to build the project in the Pinelands to serve both the New York and Philadelphia markets also failed to advance.
Private sector Web sites, organizations, associations
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)
Mid-Atlantic Pilots Association
National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO)
New Jersey Aviation
New Jersey Aviation Association (NJAA)
The Ninety-Nines, Inc.
Trenton–Mercer is the fourth busiest airport in New Jersey, with Frontier Airlines the only airline currently serving the airport. It is also home to units of the General Support Aviation Battalion of the New Jersey Army National Guard which operates UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters.
Located 12 miles from Manhattan, popular for corporate and charter flights for executives and celebrities. Owned and managed by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey neral aviation relief airport located in the boroughs of Teterboro, Moonachie, and Hasbrouck Heights in Bergen County. It is owned and managed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and operated by AFCO AvPORTS Management. The airport takes up almost all of Teterboro and consists of 827 acres and has more than 1,100 employees.
toderal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center
The Technical Center was established in 1958 as the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center (NAFEC). It was renamed the FAA Technical Center in 1980, and in 1996 was given its current name in honor Ambassador/Congressman William J. Hughes. It serves as the nation's premier air transportation system laboratory which conducts test and evaluation, verification and validation in air traffic control, communications, navigation, airports, aircraft safety, and security. for the Federal Aviation Administration. Technical Center programs also include long-range development of aviation systems and concepts, development of new air traffic control equipment and software, and modification of existing systems and procedures.
Located 10 miles northwest of Atlantic City in the Pomona section of Galloway Township, and covering over 5,000 acres, the Technical Center consists of laboratories, test facilities, support facilities and a non-commercial aircraft hangar. The Technical Center is also home to the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Air Marshal Service Training Center, Transportation Security Lab, and the United States Coast Guard Group Air Station Atlantic City, as well as the New Jersey Air National Guard 177th Fighter Wing. While the Technical Center works mainly in aviation, it also provides other services for the Department of Homeland Security.
Atlantic City International Airport is the second busiest New Jersey airport, and a primary choice travel to Atlantic City. Spirit Airlines is currently the only carrier operating at the airport. Nevertheless, the airport handles more than a million passengers each year. ACY airport is a common choice when traveling to other cities at New Jersey’s Atlantic coast.joint civil-military airport 10 miles northwest of Atlantic City in Egg Harbor Township, the Pomona section of Galloway Township and in Hamilton Township. The airport is accessible via Exit 9 on the Atlantic City Expressway. The facility is operated by the South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which performs select management functions. Most of the land is owned by the Federal Aviation Administration and leased to the SJTA, while the SJTA owns the terminal building.
The facility also is a base for the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing operating the F-16C/D Fighting Falcon, and the United States Coast Guard's Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City operating the HH-65 Dolphin. ACY is also home to Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City. CGAS Atlantic City was opened on May 18, 1998, and is the newest and largest single airframe unit and facility of the Coast Guard's air stations. It is a product of the merging of the former CGAS Brooklyn/Floyd Bennett Field, NY and Group Air Station Cape May, NJ into one unit. CGAS Atlantic City consists of 10 HH-65C Dolphin helicopters and it maintains two Dolphin helicopters in 30-minute response status. Approximately, 250 aviation personnel comprise the facility's full-time staff, The airport is next to the FAA's William J. Hughes Technical Center, a major research and testing hub for the Federal Aviation Administration and a training center for the Federal Air Marshal Service.
Public Sector Airports
* Alexandria Field
* Atlantic City International Airport
* Blairstown Airport
* Cape May County Airport
* Central Jersey Regional Airport
* Essex County Airport
* Flying W Airport
* Greenwood Lake Airport
* Lincoln Park Airport
* Millville Municipal Airport
* Morristown Municipal Airport
* Newark Liberty International Airport
* Ocean County Airport
* Princeton Airport
* Sky Manor Airport
* Solberg Airport
* Somerset Airport
* South Jersey Regional Airport
* Teterboro Airport
* Trenton-Mercer Airport
* Woodbine Municipal Airport