Currituck County Regional Airport (ONX) Facts and Features
by CCED, on 6/19/15 12:42 PM
ONX is a county-owned business and general aviation airport 40 miles south of Norfolk, Virginia, and 30 miles north of the resort communities along the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Currituck County’s attractive coastal location ― in close proximity to world-class beaches, golf, hunting and fishing ― make ONX a popular host for charter and corporate flights. It operates from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
ONX Airport Facts and Features
- Adds $10.06 million a year to Currituck County’s economy.
- Produces $254,000 annually in state and local tax revenue.
- Has generated 40 jobs with a total payroll of $2.16 million.
- Generates about 25,000 visitors a year from business and leisure air travel.
- Features modern terminal facilities include a dedicated pilots lounge, business center, free Wi-Fi, DirecTV, catering service, courtesy vehicles and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
- Has a 5,500-by-150-foot concrete and asphalt runway with a single-wheel weight capacity of 35,000 pounds and double-wheel of 47,500 pounds.
- Is home base to 43 aircraft.
- Does not charge landing fees or overnight ramp fees.
- Has a fully refurbished fuel farm, and Jet A and Avgas prices are among lowest on East Coast.
- Continues to be upgraded; construction begins in 2015 on $3 million southern parallel taxiway, connecting Runway 5 to the terminal and fuel farm areas.
- Continues to prepare for the future; planning and design will being in 2016-17 for $3 million in ramp improvements, tie-down spaces and for-lease hanger buildings east of Runway 23.
- Has been emerging as a leader in aviation workforce development and aerospace site selection in North Carolina. In 2013, Currituck County and the College of The Albemarle opened the $7.1 million, 40,000-square-foot Regional Aviation and Technical Training Center at the Currituck County Regional Airport. The facility provides FAA-certified airframe and power plant certifications as well as avionics, composites, CNC-machining and design training. That same year, Currituck County opened Maple Commerce Park, a $5 million, 85-acre, shovel-ready industrial park adjacent to the airport, providing aviation-related companies with sites with direct access to the airport and the college’s aviation training facility.
- Is one of 16 regional/business and general aviation airports in North Carolina to have earned the “Red Airport” designation, the highest classification for a noncommercial service airport. The recent move up was due to increased aviation activity, county economic factors, potential growth (county and aviation) and proximity to aviation-industry friendly elements.
To learn more about the Currituck County Regional Airport, please contact Currituck County Economic Development Director Peter F. Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-232-6015 or 153 Courthouse Road, Currituck, North Carolina 27929.
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