Laurence G. Hanscom Field is a relatively busy airport to the west of downtown Boston, catering to corporate traffic. It was constructed in 1941 and leased by the Army Air Corps. The airport is under the management of the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport).

The airport is just northwest of Lexington, and immediately north of the Minute Man National Historical Park, where the ride by Paul Revere is memorialized. Massport has produced a series of ‘Fly Friendly’ guides to minimize noise impacts. They also have implemented restrictions, such as fees for various flight activities between 11PM and 7AM. Their website includes a Noise Abatement Page.

KBED Hanscom Field
(1,125 acres) Bedford, MA

Four Nearby Instrument Airports:
[6B6] 10 W ; [KBOS] 14 SE ; [KLWM] 17 NE ;
[KOWD] 18 S ;
(ave. distance: 15 nm)

Total Based Aircraft: 272
(176 single-props, 21 multi-props)
(61 jets, 14 helicopters)
Operations & ATC:
(ave. 448 ops/day (40% local) )
16hr FAA towerFAA staffing as of 9/24/11: 19
FAA compiles ATADS data for this facility. Airport operations in 2012 were the same as the 2007 operations, and DOWN 29% from the peak year (1990).

FlightAware.com FlightStats.com

Airport Funding:
Four-year average AIP funding: $841,768 per year. Last AIP was Grant Sequence #34: $471,031 for “Acquire Snow Removal Equipment [2]”
— Average AIP Subsidy is $5 per operation.



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