Westchestergov.com Airport

General Aviation

Image of a private aircraft on taxiwayThree-quarters of the aviation operations at Westchester County Airport fall under the umbrella category of general aviation (GA). GA is defined as anything that involves flying, but does not involve the sale of tickets to inpidual passengers. 

General aviation aircraft at the airport range from single-engine, two-seat, privately owned recreational aircraft, to corporate jet sized airliners.

Approximately 34% of the flights at the airport in 2012 could be categorized as light general aviation - aircraft weighing less than 12,500 lbs. These are traditionally propeller planes for personal use owned by inpiduals or flying clubs. Recent technology has also resulted in the development of smaller jets and turbojets in this category.

Westchester County has affirmative policies encouraging the use of light general aviation at the airport in its effort to maintain a persified aviation community. Two of the five fixed base operators at the airport specialize in light general aviation services.

Approximately 46% of the flights at the airport in 2012 could be categorized as heavy general aviation - aircraft weighing more than 12,500 lbs. These typically include jets and are usually referred to as “corporate aviation.” However, the uses of these aircraft can include charter operations, ambulance and medical charity flights, and government operations.