Boston, MA – OEP:KBOS

IMPACT: NextGen-Noise
8-15-2015 KBOS
GENERAL LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
(2,384 acres) Boston, MA

Four Nearby Instrument Airports:
[KOWD] 13 SW ; [KBVY] 14 N ; [KBED] 14 NW ;
[KGHG] 22 SE ;
(ave. distance: 16 nm)
Total Based Aircraft:0
Operations & ATC:
(est. 1,009 ops/day (96% commercial)
24hr FAA towerFAA staffing as of 9/20/14:36
FAA’s ATADS data shows Peak Year was 1998. Total airport operations in 2014 were DOWN 29% from the peak year.
Click on this button for links to background info: [KBOS]-REFERENCE
Additional buttons:NextGen-Noisesearch (aiR)OEP-35
AIRNAV Form 5010 WIKIMETAR NOAA (weather)
FlightAware.comFlightStats.comFlightRadar24.com

BOS ATADS data, 1991-2014:

Year Commercial Ops % Commercial TOTAL OPS Change from Peak Year
1991 410,538 93% 441,756 -14%
1992 455,237 94% 486,785 -6%
1993 474,542 94% 503,739 -2%
1994 438,346 93% 468,921 -9%
1995 438,621 92% 476,486 -8%
1996 434,925 94% 465,050 -10%
1997 466,930 93% 502,187 -3%
1998 480,915 93% 515,788 PEAK YEAR
1999 466,039 93% 502,164 -3%
2000 475,117 93% 508,283 -1%
2001 447,176 95% 471,989 -8%
2002 383,660 95% 404,649 -22%
2003 359,045 95% 379,439 -26%
2004 390,915 93% 422,460 -18%
2005 394,530 94% 421,506 -18%
2006 390,240 94% 415,649 -19%
2007 381,161 95% 402,821 -22%
2008 355,511 95% 375,394 -27%
2009 342,966 95% 361,379 -30%
2010 349,078 95% 368,851 -28%
2011 355,607 95% 372,697 -28%
2012 343,662 96% 359,633 -30%
2013 350,981 96% 366,485 -29%
2014 352,303 96% 368,307 -29%

Aeronautical chart from VFRmap.com. (Click to open in a new window).

Scrollable aerial view at bing.com. (Click to open in a new window).


Airport Narrative (Overview & History)

One of the oldest commercial airports in the U.S., General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport opened in 1923. Years of landfill into Boston Harbor have increased the airport size to nearly 2,400 acres. KBOS is the busiest airport in New England and has heavy traffic to London on four different airlines. The dominant airlines are JetBlue, Delta and American.

ATC services are provided 24/7 by FAA personnel. FAA ATADS data show the airport averages 1,009 operations per day (thus, 21 takeoffs/ATC-hr, or 3-minutes between each takeoff, on average). There are no aircraft based at the airport.

The airport has an unusual ‘unidirectional’ runway. Runway 14/32 was opened in 2006 and is 5,000′ long, on the south part of the airport property. Takeoffs are limited to RY14 (to the southeast), while arrivals all land on RY32 (to the northwest). This configuration is related to the fact that KBOS has a long history of noise impact upon concerned citizens.