Development of the Niagara Falls International Airport is the catalyst for property opportunities in and around the facility. Successful operations are stimulating the need for warehousing, light manufacturing and assembly, and related services. A significant portion of the cargo arriving at the airport take advantage of foreign trade zone status and requisite component assembly.

The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency is readily available to assist in land acquisition, foreign trade zone advantages and financing.

Buffalo Niagara Enterprise provides development assistance to new and existing companies interested in the eight counties of Western New York, including everything from demographic information to tax incentives to site identification.

NFIA Incentive Program information
NFIA Tariff
2014 DRAFT Sustainable Master Plan

 

For more information on the Niagara Falls International Airport, click on the two-minute video below or, contact:
Pascal Cohen, A.A.E.
Manager Aviation Business Development & NFIA Operations
716.630.6040
fax: 716.630.6070
pascal_cohen@nfta.com

NFIA Sustainable Airport Master Plan Update

 

 

Final TAC & Public meeting scheduled April 14th, 2015 (details below)

 

The NFTA has initiated development of a Master Plan Update in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR). Planning Consultant McFarland Johnson has been selected for development of this program and it will be accomplished in accordance with all of the guidelines and requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory Circular 150/5070-6B, Airport Master Plans.

 

Airport Master Plan Goals

 

The NFIA will play an essential role in the development of business and tourism in the Niagara region. The last Master Plan was completed in May 1994, with an ALP update in 2001, therefore the immediate need for a Master Plan Update (MPU) exists.

The primary goal for this project is development of air/landside infrastructure and facilities to meet the increased operational demands. In addition to identifying these strategies, this project requires initiation of a Geographic Information System (GIS), establishing a projected 20 year noise contours and updating the Pavement Management Plan. A key element in the Niagara Falls Airport Master Plan is the incorporation of sustainability into the planning process. The goal for this process is to have airport development strike a balance between social, economic and environmental needs for the surrounding community. Tenants and users may be asked to provide data and insight on items such as energy use, greenhouse gases, air quality and waste management throughout the course of the project.

 

Master Plan Development Schedule/Upcoming Events

 

  • September 2012 Master Planning begins
  • February 20th 2013 TAC Meeting #1
  • September 12th 2013 TAC Meeting #2
  • June 4th 2014 TAC meeting 2:00pm
  • June 4th 2014 Public Workshop 6:00pm
  • Spring of 2014 TAC Meeting #4 and 2nd Public Workshop
  • End of 2014 FAA acceptance Master Plan

More Information, visit the Master Plan Project Website.

TAC Meeting
April 14, 2014, Tuesday
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Niagara Falls International Airport
2035 Niagara Falls Blvd. Airport Terminal (lower level)

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for the Niagara Falls International Airport Sustainable Master Plan will be held in the lower level of the passenger terminal at the Niagara Falls International Airport. This meeting will present the recommended plan for the airport as well as findings from the sustainable strategies analysis.

Public Workshop # 2 and FINAL
April 14, 2014 Tuesday evening
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Niagara Falls International Airport
2035 Niagara Falls Blvd. Airport Terminal (lower level)

The workshop will be held in the Niagara Falls International Airport, 2035 Niagara Falls Blvd., on the lower level Wednesday, April 14, from 6-8 p.m. Free parking will be available in the general passenger lots for those attending the meeting. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

This workshop will provide an opportunity for interested citizens from neighboring communities to learn about airport and the recommended 20-year development plan. Materials for the 20-year planning horizon will include an overview of existing facilities, forecasts of aviation activity, facility requirements and environmental findings.

For detailed Master Plan information visit http://dynamic-planning.com/NiagaraFalls.html
Or contact:
Mark Clark
Sr. Aviation Planner
716-630-6133
Mark_clark@nfta.com

A Trade Center Manufacturing Base

 

Few areas in the United States rival the Niagara region in its capability to serve international trade and freight.  The abundance of goods moving among the region’s border crossings makes Buffalo Niagara the eighth busiest U.S. international freight gateway, and fourth for international freight traveling by ground.

Responding to the needs of the cross-border trade, Buffalo Niagara’s workforce and business climate provides extensive experience in the essential support services required to accommodate international freight.  With a seasoned logistics industry that includes customs brokers, freight forwarders and trucking companies, Buffalo Niagara's soft infrastructure gives the NFIA a competitive edge other inland airports envy.

Air cargo is a natural fit for the Niagara Falls International Airport.  With the increase costs of fuel, landing fees, and infrastructure expenses in the major urban centers, operating out of the NFIA makes sense. 

Accessibility

Buffalo Niagara is a region comprising eight counties of western New York State, on the border of the Niagara Peninsula of Ontario, Canada.  The region is served by four international bridges connecting the U.S. and Canada and two train crossings.  The Niagara Falls International Airport is centrally located for distribution to and from major population centers, easily reached from the U.S. highway system.

Highway Distance to Major Cities (miles)

Atlanta, GA   895

Miami, FL   1,393

Baltimore, MD 386

Montreal, PQ (Can.)  413

Boston, MA   482

New York, NY   371

Chicago, IL   556

Philadelphia, PA 400

Cleveland, OH 190

Pittsburgh, PA 240

Kansas City, MO  991

Toronto, Canada  112

Memphis, TN   928

Washington, DC  379

Calspan Air Services provides aircraft refueling, deicing, cleaning, water service, air start, air stairs, belt loaders, crew cars and other services 24 hours a day/7 days per week. Calspan Air Services is a U.S. Government / Military refueling contractor, with ground handling capabilities for scheduled and charter operators.

More information available at www.calspanairservices.com.

Overnight corporate jet hangaring services available – please call or email for details and rates:

Phone: 716.298.9307
Fax: 716.298.9312
customerservice.iag@calspan.com

Calspan is a licensed Part 145 Repair Station offering airframe maintenance, avionics, inspection, and specialty modifications of aircraft and aircraft products from our state of the art facility.

Calspan is approved for limited maintenance and repair of:

  • Airframe
  • Powerplant
  • Accessories
  • Radio
  • Instruments

The Repair Station is expanding, to learn about the additional capabilities call 716.236.1047 or email CustomerSupport@calspan.com

Visit Calspan at www.calspanairservices.com

Terminal Size 69,430 square-feet
Terminal Cost $31.5 million
Facility Ability to turn a B-747 international flight in 1½ hours
Ability to turn a B-757 flight in 1 hour
Ticketing Ten check-in positions
Space available for self check-in kiosks
Security Checkpoint Two inspection lanes, expandable to three lanes
Aircraft Gates Two - with Passenger Boarding Bridges
Two - ground loading
Customs Immigration Design from input provided by the respective federal agencies
Wi-Fi Free in designated passenger areas

Runway

Niagara Falls International Airport’s airfield system consists of three runways, 10L/28R, 06/24, and 10R/28L, and 13 associated taxiways.

Runway 10L/28R is, primary use (main) runway and is 9,825 ft. in length by 150 ft. wide. The maximum take off distance available (TODA) is 10,825 ft. The maximum landing distance available (LDA) is 9,825 ft. Runway instrumentation includes both precision and non-precisions approaches. Runway 10L has a non-precision approach which contains a VASI (Visual Approach Slope Indicator) and HIRL (High Intensity Runway Lighting). Runway 10L/28R is used for large aircraft and military operations and currently will support a dual-tandem aircraft at 800,000 lbs. The design aircraft is a Boeing 747.

Runway 06/24 is 5,188 feet by 150 feet and is considered the crosswind, visual approach runway, with REIL’s and PAPI’s at both ends.

Runway 10R/28L runs parallel with the primary runway and is 3,975 feet by 75 feet. This is a visual runway with REIL’s and PAPI’s at each end. Runway 10R/28L is a considered to be a utility runway used by general aviation aircraft and enables simultaneous operation between Commercial and GA aircraft.

The three runways are supported by a system of 13 active taxiways. 

The airport has a state of the art above ground storage Fuel Facility with 48,000 gallons of jet A fuel capacity and 10,000-gallon AV gas 100LL.  This facility can be expanded to accommodate an ultimate build out of up to 200,000 gallons.

Airport rescue and firefighting services are provided by the Air Force and are sufficient by FAA certification standards to permit the use of the airport by any size aircraft.  This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To the west of the terminal building are the general aviation itinerant apron, Fixed Based Operator building/hangar, airport administration building and service vehicle garage. The itinerant apron provides parking for transient and FBO aircraft.

A second general aviation area (the west ramp) is located west of the Runway 6 threshold. This area contains hangars and tie downs for based aircraft and aviation organizations. Current plans include additional apron space for GA Hangar construction. Presently, there are eight conventional hangers, 14 “nested” T-Hangars, 55 tie downs and 17 conventional hangar buildings of various sizes on site. All aircraft hangars in this area are privately owned and constructed over paved apron area. With the recent expansion of this area, paved (concrete) tie downs are now available for over 60 aircraft.

Hangers for sale:

  • 2000 sq. ft. Doug Schenk Contact info: (716)-597-5739
  • 2000 sq. ft. Richard Volker Contact info: (716)-713-3904
  • 2000 sq. ft. Dennis Smith Contact info: airbaby22@yahoo.com.
  • 1428 sq. ft. Frank Walker Contact info: (716)-471-4929
  • 1302 sq. ft. Kevin Thompson Contact info: (716)-949-8716
  • 1302 sq. ft. William McCabe Contact info: (716)-207-3412

 

Hangers for lease:

  • 1150 sq. ft. @ $325/month Jim Celeste, Director of FBO Services, Calspan Contact info: (716)-298-9307

FAA Identifier: IAG
Lat/Long: 43-06-26.435N / 078-56-46.311W
43-06.44058N / 078-56.77185W
43.1073431 / -78.9461975
(estimated)
Elevation: 590 ft. / 179.8 m (surveyed)
Variation: 10W (1985)
From city: 4 miles E of NIAGARA FALLS, NY

Airport Operations
Airport use: Open to the public
Sectional chart: DETROIT
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: CLEVELAND CENTER
FSS: BUFFALO FLIGHT SERVICE STATION [1-800-WX-BRIEF]
FSS-BUFFALO BUF-NOTAM IAG.
NOTAMs facility: IAG (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: no
Lights: DUSK-DAWN
WHEN ATCT CLSD ACTVT MIRL RY 06/24; MIRL RY 10R/28L; REIL & PAPI RYS 06 24 10R 28L; TWY LGTS - CTAF. SSALR RY 28R PRESET MED INTST; HIRL 10L/28R PRESET LOW INTST. TO INCREASE INTST - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Landing fee: yes, PARKING FEE.
Fire and rescue: ARFF index C
International operations: customs landing rights airport

Airport Communications
CTAF: 118.5
UNICOM: 122.95
ATIS: 120.8 269.4
WX ASOS: PHONE 716-297-6984
NIAGARA GROUND: 121.7 275.8 [0700-2300]
NIAGARA TOWER: 118.5 349.0 [0700-2300]
BUFFALO APPROACH: 126.5
BUFFALO DEPARTURE: 126.5
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 119.25 251.1
AFR-OPS: 340.24
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
NG-OPNS: 41.0FM
WX ASOS at BUF (14 nm SE): PHONE 716-635-0532

Nearby radio navigation aids
VOR radial/distance VOR name Freq Var
BUFr317/17.0 BUFFALO VOR/DME 116.40 08W
DKKr028/39.7 DUNKIRK VORTAC 116.20 07W

Airport Services
Fixed Base Operator – Calspan Air Services (US Government Military fueling contractor)
Fuel available: 100LL JET-A with or without Prist
Parking: tiedowns and hangers
Airframe service: MINOR
Powerplant service: MINOR
Bottled Oxygen: Aviator’s Breathing Oxygen
Bulk Oxygen: Aviator’s Breathing Oxygen

Runway Information
Runway 10L/28R
Dimensions: 9825 x 150 ft. / 2995 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/concrete/grooved, in good condition
Weight limitations: Single wheel: 75000 lbs
Double wheel: 140000 lbs
Double tandem: 240000 lbs
Dual double tandem: 800000 lbs

Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 10L RUNWAY 28R
Latitude: 43-06.57260N 43-06.56947N
Longitude: 078-58.12952W 078-55.92203W
Elevation: 588.8 ft. 588.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: left left
Runway heading: 100 magnetic, 090 true 280 magnetic, 270 true
Displaced threshold: 700 ft. no
Declared distances: TORA-9825; TODA-10825; ASDA-9825; LDA-9125. TORA-9825; TODA-10525; ASDA-9125; LDA-9125.
Markings: precision, in fair condition precision, in fair condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-box VASI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
RVR equipment: touchdown
Approach lights: SSALR: simplified short approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights
Touchdown point: yes, no lights yes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS
Obstructions: 51 ft. tree, 1180 ft. from runway, 100 ft. left of centerline, 19:1 slope to clear
RY 10L APCH RATIO 36:1 TO DSPLCD THLD. 44 ft. tree, 2170 ft. from runway, 750 ft. left of centerline, 44:1 slope to clear

Runway 6/24
Dimensions: 5188 x 150 ft. / 1581 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight limitations: Single wheel: 60000 lbs
Double wheel: 70000 lbs
Double tandem: 100000 lbs

Runway edge lights: medium intensity
Runway edge markings: /24 MILITARY & BASIC MKGS WITH AIMING POINT MKGS.
RUNWAY 6 RUNWAY 24
Latitude: 43-06.05870N 43-06.60588N
Longitude: 078-56.81598W 078-55.92108W
Elevation: 582.1 ft. 590.1 ft.
Traffic pattern: left left
Runway heading: 060 magnetic, 050 true 240 magnetic, 230 true
Declared distances: TORA-5188; TODA-5188; ASDA-5188; LDA-5188. TORA-5188; TODA-5188; ASDA-5188; LDA-5188.
Markings: NSTD, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path) 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yes yes
Touchdown point: yes, no lights yes, no lights
Obstructions: 85 ft. tree, 1890 ft. from runway, 360 ft. left of centerline, 19:1 slope to clear 52 ft. tree, 1870 ft. from runway, 300 ft. right of centerline, 32:1 slope to clear

Runway 10R/28L
Dimensions: 3973 x 75 ft. / 1211 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight limitations: Single wheel: 12500 lbs
Double wheel: 25000 lbs

Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 10R RUNWAY 28L
Latitude: 43-06.26018N 43-06.25855N
Longitude: 078-57.11682W 078-56.22428W
Elevation: 582.5 ft. 584.6 ft.
Traffic pattern: left left
Runway heading: 100 magnetic, 090 true 280 magnetic, 270 true
Declared distances: TORA-3973; TODA-3973; ASDA-3973; LDA-3973. TORA-3973; TODA-3973; ASDA-3973; LDA-3973.
Markings: basic, in good condition basic, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-light PAPI on left (3.26 degrees glide path) 2-light PAPI on left (3.06 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yes yes
Touchdown point: yes, no lights yes, no lights
Obstructions: 49 ft. tree, 1380 ft. from runway, 70 ft. right of centerline, 24:1 slope to clear 59 ft. stack, lighted, 2020 ft. from runway, 120 ft. left of centerline, 30:1 slope to clear

Airport Operational Statistics
Aircraft based on the field: 79
Single engine airplanes: 47
Multi engine airplanes: 14
Jet airplanes: 1
Military aircraft: 17
Aircraft operations: avg 121/day
37% transient general aviation
32% military
31% local general aviation
<1% commercial

Additional Remarks
- EXTSV ACFT ACTIVITY OPERATING INVOF US/CANADIAN FALLS ALL ALTS.
- TWY C EAST OF TWY F CLSD PERMLY.
- RWY 10L DSPLCD THRESHOLD AREA AND TURNAROUND NOT VISIBLE FROM THE ATCT.
- BEARING STRENGTH RWY 06/24: ST110 TT145 SBTT281 TDT415 TRT252.
- JASU: 2(A/M32A-86) 1(AM32A-60) 1(MA-1A).
- FUEL: J8(MIL) A, A+.
- FLUID: SP LOX.
- OIL: O-148(MIL).
- REMARKS: SEE FLIP AP/1 SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT RMK.
- HEAVY CONCENTRATIONS OF GULLS-BLACKBIRDS-STARLINGS UP TO 5000 AGL ON & INVOF ARPT.
- ACFT WITH SEATING CAPACITY IN EXCESS OF 30 PSGRS AUTH ONLY USE OF RY 10L/28R.
- TWY E RSTRD TO 12500 LBS OR LESS.
- TWY E DAY USE ONLY.
- TWY E CLSD INDEFLY FM RY 28R TO RY 06/24 AND BETWEEN TWY'S "C" AND "D".
- ALL MIL ACFT ONLY OPNS RESTRICTED DURING BIRD WATCH CONDITIONS. MODERATE - TKOF & LDG PERMISSION ONLY WNEN DEP/ARR RTE AVOIDS IDENTIFIED BIRD ACTIVITY; NO LCL IFR/VFR TFC PAT ACTIVITY. SEVERE - TKOF & LDG PHOHIBITED WO OG/CC APPROVAL; CTC COMMAND POST FOR CURRENT BIRD WATCH CONDITIONS.
- ALL MIL ACFT ONLY MINIMAL CLASSIFIED MATERIALS AVBL; AIRCREWS SHOULD ARRIVE WITH APPROPRIATE AMOUNT TO COMPLETE THEIR MISSION.
A39-06 PCN 24 F/D/Y/T.
A39-10L PCN 35 R/C/W/T.
A39-10R PCN

Additional information at:

Boeing

Landing fees: $3.00 minimum or $1.49 per 1,000 pounds maximum gross certificated take-off weight (GCTOW), whichever is greater.

Terminal use fee: $115.00 or $1.15 per one way seat, whichever is greater per operation.

Terminal rent (optional): $10 per square foot.

Click here for NFIA Incentive Program information
Click here for NFIA Tariff

The Niagara Advantage

  • Low landing fees
  • 10,825 ft. runway (maximum take off distance available, design aircraft is a Boeing 747)
    (click here for more runway information)
  • 5,188 ft. crosswind runway
  • No curfews
  • 24/7 operations
  • Congestion free – four minute taxi time
  • Low cost warehouse facilities
  • Over 30 freight forwarders within 20 minutes
  • Located in Foreign Trade Zone #34 (click here for area maps)
    • Defer duty/tax
    • Conserve cash
    • Manipulate product
    • Bonded facility
    • Experienced operator