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John Wayne Airport

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IATA: SNA – ICAO: KSNA – FAA: SNA
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator County of Orange
Serves Orange County, California
Location Orange County, California
Elevation AMSL 56 ft / 17 m
Coordinates 33°40′32″N 117°52′06″W / 33.67556, -117.86833
Website www.ocair.com
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
1L/19R 5,701 1,738 Asphalt
1R/19L 2,887 880 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Total aircraft operations 347,194
GA operations 243,061
Passenger volume 9,613,480
Cargo tonnage 24,103 (2005)
Sources: FAA[1], Airport website[2].

John Wayne Airport (IATA: SNA, ICAO: KSNAFAA LID: SNA) is located four miles (6 km) south of the central business district of Santa Ana, in an unincorporated area of Orange County, California.[1] Other nearby cities include Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and Irvine. Originally named Orange County Airport, the county Board of Supervisors renamed it in 1979 to honor the actor John Wayne, who resided on Lido Island in nearby Newport Harbor and died that year. An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... A Location Identifier takes the place of the name and the location of an airport, navigation aid, weather station, and manned air traffic control facility in air traffic control, telecommunications, computer programming, weather reports, and related services. ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre (American English:meter) is a measure of length. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre (American English:meter) is a measure of length. ... General aviation (abbr. ... “FAA” redirects here. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... FAA may refer to: Federal Aviation Administration in the United States Fleet Air Arm in the UK Royal Navy Fuerza Aérea Argentina in Argentina This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A Location Identifier takes the place of the name and the location of an airport, navigation aid, weather station, and manned air traffic control facility in air traffic control, telecommunications, computer programming, weather reports, and related services. ... km redirects here. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Location of Santa Ana within Orange County, California. ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Location of Newport Beach within Orange County, California. ... Official website: http://ci. ... Location of Irvine within Orange County, California. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... John Wayne (May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979) was an iconic, Academy Award-winning, American film actor. ... Navigational Map around Lido Isle Lido Isle (or Lido Island) is a man-made island located in the harbor of Newport Beach, California. ... In 1870, Captain S.S. Dunnells guided a ship called the “Vaquero” into an unnamed harbor. ...


The main runway, at 5,701 feet, is one of the shortest of any major airport in the United States, resulting in most passenger aircraft operating from the airport to be no larger than the Boeing 757. However, some larger cargo aircraft, such as the FedEx A310/300 fly from SNA. Some gates are built to handle planes up to the size of a Boeing 767, which can operate with payload/fuel load restrictions. Carriers operating from the airport must compensate for the very short runway by either limiting range, lowering fuel weight, or imposing aircraft weight restrictions as needed. The Boeing 757 is an American short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Airbus A310 is a medium to long-range widebody airliner manufactured by Airbus S.A.S. It was Airbus second model to be introduced, and is a shortened derivative of the A300. ... The Airbus A300 is a short to medium range widebody aircraft. ... American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ...


John Wayne Airport is the sole commercial airport within Orange County. Even with the presence of commercial airline operations, general aviation use is significant. General aviation operations outnumber commercial operations and several facilities at the airport serve the general aviation and corporate aviation community. The other general aviation airport within the County is Fullerton Municipal Airport. Other commercial airports within close proximity are Long Beach Airport, followed by LA/Ontario International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... Fullerton Municipal Airport is the last strictly general aviation airfield still operating in Orange County, California. ... Long Beach Municipal Airport is located in Long Beach, California, and to a degree, serves Los Angeles, California and Orange County, California. ... This article is about an airport in California in the United States. ... Runway layout at LAX “LAX” redirects here. ...


John Wayne Airport is 14 miles from Orange County's signature attraction - the Disneyland Resort. By contrast, Los Angeles International Airport is 35 miles from Disneyland. The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California is a major recreational resort (owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company), and is home to two theme parks, three hotels, and a shopping and entertainment area. ... Runway layout at LAX “LAX” redirects here. ...


A statue of the airport's namesake welcomes passengers passing through the arrivals area on the lower level.

Contents

History

FAA diagram of John Wayne Airport (SNA)

The first airstrip on the grounds was constructed in 1923, when Eddie Martin founded a flying school on land owned by the Irvine Company. It was purchased through a land swap by the County of Orange in 1939 and remains under the County's ownership and management. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (805x1237, 83 KB) Summary FAA diagram of John Wayne Airport (SNA) http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (805x1237, 83 KB) Summary FAA diagram of John Wayne Airport (SNA) http://www. ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On June 19, 1950, the first commercial drag strip, the Santa Ana Drag, was started on a runway at the airport and ran every Sunday. Due to increased air traffic, the strip closed in 1959. is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1967, the first terminal building for commercial passengers was constructed and named for Eddie Martin. Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1990, the Thomas F. Riley Terminal opened to the public. The aging 29,000 square foot Eddie Martin Terminal was replaced with a modern 337,900 square foot facility. The new facility included 14 loading bridges, four baggage carousels, wide open spaces and distinct roadside arrival and departure levels. Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1994, the then unused Eddie Martin Terminal was demolished. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ...


In the late 1990s and early 2000s, a new airport was proposed on the nearby site of the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. After a prolonged battle, however, the proposal was defeated and no new airport was built. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The 2000s are the current decade, spanning from 2000 to 2009. ... Marine Corps Air Station El Toro was a military airport located near Irvine, California. ...


In 2004 Chris Norby, a member of the county Board of Supervisors, proposed changing the airport's name to The O.C. Airport, John Wayne Field, in light of the popularity of the TV series The O.C. He withdrew the idea after receiving negative publicity and angry responses from local residents. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The O.C. is an American teen drama television series that originally aired on FOX in the United States from August 5, 2003, to February 22, 2007, running a total of four seasons. ...


Airfield Information

John Wayne Airport covers 500.82 Acres of land. The Airport has multiple general aviation facilities, a main commercial airline building split into two terminal areas and 2 paved runways.

  • Runway 1L/19R: 5,700 x 150 ft. (1,737 x 46 m), Commercial Aircraft, General Aviation serving all incoming and leaving traffic to the west of the airport, ILS equipped.
  • Runway 1R/19L: 2,887 x 75 ft. (880 x 23 m), General Aviation, Light Aircraft

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Aircraft Noise Abatement and Curfew

Main article: Aircraft noise

A 1985 settlement agreement defined the scope of operation for John Wayne Airport in how it affects the local community. The area that lies directly South of John Wayne Airport is considered a noise sensitive area. The agreement in conjunction with a Phase 2 Commercial Airline Access Plan and Regulation controls the number of noisier operations (mainly commercial aircraft) allowed from the airport. Noise abatement enforcement is carried out with the aid of 10 permanent noise monitoring stations. These stations are placed in areas that exceed a Community Noise Equivalent Level (CNEL) of 65 dB. Aircraft noise is defined as sound produced by any aircraft on run-up, taxiing, take off, over flying or landing. ...


The short primary runway (19R/1L), coupled with the local noise restrictions, can require a takeoff at or near full power. Some aircraft operating from the airport may cycle to full power while holding at the runway then release the brakes when engines are fully spooled up. On operations from runway 19R a steep climb may also be required to allow for a power reduction at about 500-700 feet AGL for quieter overflight over the city of Newport Beach. For 19R departures a left turn after departure to 175 degrees allows for a passage over Newport Beach within the confines of the noise abatement profile. Departures from 1L (normally during Santa Ana wind conditions) are not affected by these noise abatement procedures. Landings almost always include the use of reverse thrust.


The County prohibits commercial departures between 22:00 and 07:00 (08:00 on Sundays) and commercial arrivals between 23:00 and 07:00 (08:00 on Sundays). Exceptions can be made for an emergency, mechanical, air traffic control or weather delay, which is beyond the control of the airline.


In 2003 the settlement agreement was amended to increase operations but focus on increases only for aircraft meeting the lowest noise signatures.


Access and noise reports are published by the airport and are available to the public. These reports are generated on a regular basis and outline curfew exceptions per carrier and overall noise impact. [3]


Terminals, airlines and destinations

Terminals
Terminals

The main passenger terminal, the Thomas F. Riley Terminal, is named for the late County Supervisor who lobbied for the airport's expansion in the 1980s. The Thomas F. Riley Terminal is divided into two terminal areas, A and B, with temporary satellite buildings serving commuter flights. The Southern side of terminal B will be expanded to allow for six more bridged aircraft gates. Once complete the temporary satellite buildings will be removed and more permanent facilities for commuter flights will be in place. The improvements are allowed under amendments added in 2003 to the 1985 settlement agreement with the local community. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 157 pixelsFull resolution (840 × 165 pixel, file size: 3 KB, MIME type: image/png) Created by user: np sca I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 157 pixelsFull resolution (840 × 165 pixel, file size: 3 KB, MIME type: image/png) Created by user: np sca I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Terminal A and B are both within the same Thomas F. Riley building and security screened passengers can move between both terminal areas. Security screening lanes exist in both terminal areas right next to check in. Both security screening areas also have a "Fast Track" lane for first class and elite frequent fliers.


Both Terminal A and B host eateries, bars and shops, with a theme restaurant between the airside connecting area of both terminals. In the upper rotunda above the theme restaurant is an American Airlines Admirals Club (Terminal A) and a United Airlines Red Carpet Club (Terminal B).


Four baggage claim belts are in the arrivals area, 2 on the terminal A side and 2 on the terminal B side. Immediately outside the baggage claim is the curbside arrivals pickup area. Rental car offices are in between both baggage claim areas with most rental agencies onsite in the lower levels of the parking facility across the arrivals pickup area. Across the roadway from the arrivals pickup area is an island for public transportation including taxis, buses and the Disneyland Resort Express.


Terminal A

Statue of John Wayne at SNA
Statue of John Wayne at SNA

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Terminal B

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Cargo Carriers

FedEx Express is the worlds largest cargo airline based in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. It is a subsidiary of the FedEx Corporation and delivers packages and freight to 220 countries each day. ... United Parcel Service Inc. ...

Expansion

The County of Orange approved the JWA Improvement Program to accommodate six additional gates in an extension to the main terminal building. Two new parking structures and other updates are also planned. The southern side of Terminal B will be expanded, the existing parking garage B1 will be demolished and replaced with a smaller B1 lot at a later date and a new C1 lot. Essentially the space taken by the B1 lot will be the location of the terminal expansion.


Due to more regional jet activity an interim ground level facility was built on the north and on the south side of the terminal. These interim facilities accommodates 2 gate areas each and are also used to regional jet and regular commercial aircraft via air stair boarding. Both facilities are accessed from the outside doorway one level below at each end of the terminal. The buildings are pre-fab and meant to be replaced with permanent facilities once the airport expansion is complete.


The improvement program has started early construction. The existing RON (Remain Over Night) location for commercial aircraft will be removed and will be used for temporary parking. This will allow for the demolition of the B1 parking garage. The improvements are part of a multi-year program that is to be completed in stages allowing for continual operation and minimal disruption to the airport.[4]


Aircraft Incidents

On February 17, 1981, Air California (AirCal) flight 336 (a Boeing 737-200), flying from San Jose, California to John Wayne Airport, crashed upon initiating a go around. The crew was cleared for a visual approach to Runway 19R while the controller had cleared another flight to take-off from 19R. The controller upon realizing the mistake ordered Air California 336 to go-around and the other aircraft to abort its take-off which it did. The Captain of the landing Air California aircraft delayed the go-around then selected the gear up before a positive rate of climb was achieved. The 737 with the gear up skidded down the runway before coming to rest. A fire started, 4 passengers sustained minor injuries, 91 other passengers and 5 crew exited without incident. The aircraft N468AC was damaged beyond repair and was written off. [5] February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Air California, later AirCal, was a regional airline serving different points in the state of California and some neighboring western U.S. states. ... For the Costa Rican airport, see Juan Santamaría International Airport. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


On August 16, 1987, Northwest Airlines Flight 255, flying from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Michigan to John Wayne Airport with an intermediate stop at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Arizona, crashed upon takeoff from Detroit, killing all onboard except for a young girl. is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Northwest Airlines Flight 255 was a flight scheduled to fly from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Romulus, Michigan near Detroit to John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California, with an intermediate stop at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Arizona. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Sky Harbor International Airport (IATA: PHX, ICAO: KPHX) in Phoenix is Arizonas main international airport, one of the largest aviation facilities in the American Southwest and one of the top ten busiest airports in the country. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ...


A chartered aircraft with 5 onboard, including In-N-Out Burger's president, Rich Snyder, crashed at John Wayne International Airport on December 15, 1993. The aircraft followed in a Boeing 757 for landing, became caught in its wake turbulence, rolled into a deep descent and crashed.


Popular culture

  • The Colombian airport scenes in the film Clear and Present Danger were filmed at John Wayne Airport. The signs shown were simply translated into Spanish, but the styling of the signs is the same as used in the airport today.
  • Some scenes from Jerry Maguire were filmed in the airport terminal building.

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References

  1. ^ a b FAA Airport Master Record for SNA (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-03-15
  2. ^ John Wayne Airport Facts at a Glance
  3. ^ http://www.ocair.com/newsandfacts/NoiseReports.htm
  4. ^ http://www.ocair.com/Improvements/Schedule/ConstructionStages.htm
  5. ^ FAA Incident Report - Air California N486AC - Feb 17th, 1981. FAA (1981).

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External links


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