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New Hanover County Airport is New Hanover County Airport. This Airport serves more than 1/2 million people each year. Its location equals a 700 mile radius of more than 150 million US and Canadian consumers. New Hanover County Airport is one of the few airports who can act as an emergency airfield for any space shuttle needing to abort a take-off. Each airport that can accommodate such a landing have a 30 second window during take-off where they are the designated site. There is also a 24-hour US Customs ramp for international flights wishing to stop here.

New Hanover County Airport has two runways. Runway 6/24 dimensions are 8016 x 200 ft. / 2443 x 61 m and has a weight baring capacity of 75000 lbs on a single wheel and 160000 lbs on a double wheel. Runway 17/35 dimensions are 7004 x 150 ft. / 2135 x 46 m with a weight baring capacity of 60000 lbs on a single wheel and 185000 lbs on a double wheel. These two runaways has eight gates. New Hanover County Airport operates an average of 187 Aircraft operations per day. 18% of these operations are transient general aviation, 6% commercial, 48% local general aviation, 18% air taxi, and 9% military. There are 133 Aircraft based on the field, 99 Single engine airplanes, 23 Multi engine airplanes 2 Helicopters, and 9 Jet airplane

Contact information:

Wilmington International Airport (ILM)
1740 Airport Blvd.
Wilmington, NC 28405
Phone: (910) 341-4333
Fax: (910) 341-4365



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