Willow Run Airport typically handles over 200,000,000 lbs. of cargo annually, making it one of the nation's largest airports for landed air freight flown by exclusively cargo aircraft. Willow Run Airport-based carriers transport a wide range of cargo, including high-value automotive and electronic components, emergency medical supplies, mail and packages.
What we offer you
Other Advantages of Willow Run Airport
- Four runways, including an ILS all-weather runway and cross wind runways
- 24-hour aircraft rescue fire fighting facilities
- On-site weather bureau service
- Tower Operations: 24-hour FAA tower operations; no restrictions non-directional beacon, instrument landing system VHF omni-directional range and GPS
- Snow removal
- 24-hour US Customs service
- FAA Flight Standards District Office
- Flight instruction
- Newly upgraded runways and taxiways
- Low Fees - With the most attractive landing fees in the region, Willow Run makes good economic sense
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- Extensive air cargo operations in place
- Abundant available land on and adjacent to the airfield
- Available hangar space
- Much less congestion and air traffic than other area airports
- Excellent location with ready access to major corporations, educational institutions, freeways, waterways, and rail lines
Willow Run's Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Facility is strategically located to provide rapid access to all parts of the airport 24-hours a day. We are an FAA ARFF Index A airport with Index B equipment. Index E service is available with advance notice.
Three Fixed Base Operators
At Willow Run, you have a choice of three Fixed Base Operators. They provide comfortable lounges, food, phones, rental cars, and competitive fuel prices.
About the WCAA
The Wayne County Airport Authority was established under Senate Bill 690, which was signed into law on March 26, 2002, and became effective April 24, 2002. The Authority is responsible for the management and operation of Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and Willow Run Airport - including the power to plan, promote, extend, maintain, acquire, purchase, construct, improve, repair, enlarge, and operate both Airports.
The Authority is managed by an independent, seven-member Board of Directors. Four members are appointed by the Wayne County Executive; two members are appointed by the Governor; and one member is appointed by the Wayne County Commission. Terms of the appointments range from two to eight years.
The Authority has established guidelines for competitive bidding of contracts, including provisions to ensure maximum participation of disadvantaged businesses, minority businesses, and other targeted business enterprises.
The Authority has developed ethical standards that preclude transactions that would create conflicts of interest involving Board members and employees. The Authority also includes an Audit Committee, which can order audits of any and all Airport activities.
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