DuBois Regional Airport

DuBois Regional Airport (IATA: DUJ[2], ICAO: KDUJ, FAA LID: DUJ), formerly DuBois–Jefferson County Airport, is in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania,[1] eight miles northwest of Dubois,[1] a city in Clearfield County. The airport is in Washington Township. It is owned and operated by the Clearfield-Jefferson Counties Regional Airport Authority, based at the airport.[3] It has scheduled service on one airline, Southern Airways Express, subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.

DuBois Regional Airport
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Summary
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorClearfield-Jefferson Counties Regional Airport Authority
ServesDuBois, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
LocationWashington Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
Elevation AMSL1,817 ft / 554 m
Coordinates41°10′42″N 078°53′55″W / 41.17833°N 78.89861°W / 41.17833; -78.89861Coordinates: 41°10′42″N 078°53′55″W / 41.17833°N 78.89861°W / 41.17833; -78.89861
Websitehttp://www.duboisairport.com
Map
DUJ is located in Pennsylvania
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DUJ is located in the United States
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 5,503 1,677 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations6,631
Based aircraft12

The Federal Aviation Administration says this airport had 3,230 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[4] 5,096 in 2009 and 5,728 in 2010.[5] The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a non-primary commercial service airport.[6]

DuBois Regional is a refueling stop for many aircraft due to its proximity to Interstate 80 and several air routes, and its on-field restaurant.[7]

HistoryEdit

In the early 1950s the City of DuBois created a Municipal Airport Authority which looked into expanding DuBois City Airport, in the Oklahoma section east of the city. They determined that site was unsuitable for expansion and joined with Jefferson County to procure the present site, 6 miles (9.7 km) northwest of DuBois. The first flight was made on June 1, 1960 by Allegheny Airlines (Allegheny Commuter replaced Allegheny in 1969). The runway was 4700 feet; in the 1960s and 1970s radio navigational aids were added, including a non-directional beacon, and finally an Instrument Landing System (ILS) for runway 25.

Brockway Glass Corporation, headquartered in nearby Brockway, built a hangar for their aircraft (and later a commuter airline service), and Fixed-Base Operator Beechwoods Flying Service built general aviation "T hangars", fuel pumps and maintenance hangars. The FAA opened a Flight Service Station in 1963 to provide weather and advisory service to pilots; the area is noted for rapidly changing and severe weather. In the 1970s the FAA built a regional radio navigational maintenance facility on the field.

In 1988 Brockway Glass was taken over by Owens-Illinois and its assets were liquidated, including the Crown Airways commuter airline. The Flight Service Station closed in 1990 during FSS consolidation, and its functions were assumed by the Altoona FSS.

Since 1991 the airport complex has continued to expand and renovate facilities. It was designated a Foreign Trade Zone in 2001. A better access road, part of Pennsylvania Route 830, was completed in 2007.[8]

FacilitiesEdit

The airport covers 399 acres (161 ha) at an elevation of 1,817 feet (554 m). Its single runway, 7/25, is 5,503 by 100 feet (1,677 x 30 m).[1]

In 2011 the airport had 6,631 aircraft operations, average 18 per day: 47% general aviation, 41% airline, 12% air taxi, and 1% military. 12 aircraft were then based at this airport: 92% single-engine and 8% multi-engine.[1]

Airline and destinationsEdit

Scheduled passenger service:

AirlinesDestinationsRefs
Southern Airways Express Baltimore, Pittsburgh [9]

StatisticsEdit

Top domestic destinations: July 2019 – June 2020[10]
Rank City Airport name & IATA code Passengers
1 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh International (PIT) 3,020
2 Baltimore, MD Baltimore–Washington International (BWI) 1,540
Passenger boardings (enplanements) by year, as per the FAA[11]
Year 2008 [12] 2009 [13] 2010 [14] 2011 [15] 2012 [16] 2013[17] 2014[18] 2015[19] 2016[20] 2017[21] 2018[22]
Enplanements 3,230 5,096 5,728 5,986 5,074 5,099 4,081 3,215 2,934 3,888 5,448
Change  055.08%  057.77%  012.40%  04.50%  015.24%  00.49%  019.96%  021.22%  08.74%  032.52%  040.12%
Airline Gulfstream International Airlines dba Continental Connection Gulfstream International Airlines dba Continental Connection Gulfstream International Airlines dba Continental Connection Silver Airways dba United Express Silver Airways dba United Express Silver Airways dba United Express Silver Airways dba United Express Silver Airways Silver Airways Southern Airways Express Southern Airways Express
Destination(s) Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland
Franklin
Cleveland
Franklin
Cleveland
Franklin
Cleveland
Franklin
Cleveland
Franklin
Johnstown
Washington-Dulles
Johnstown
Washington-Dulles
Baltimore
Pittsburgh
Baltimore
Pittsburgh

IncidentsEdit

Date Flight Number Information
October 4, 1970 - NASCAR driver Curtis Turner and golfer Clarence King were killed shortly after takeoff in an Aero Commander 500.[23]
March 27, 1975 - A Douglas C-48A N6 of the Federal Aviation Administration crashed on take-off on an executive flight to Harrisburg International Airport. All eleven people on board survived.[24]
April 9, 2003 - Skyway Enterprises Shorts 330-200 aircraft (N805SW), on a flight from Pittsburgh was about to land at DuBois Regional Airport, when an engine surged, the pilot attempted to go round again to land and crashed left of the runway. The aircraft was substantially damaged but the two crew survived.[25]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for DUJ (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (DUJ: Dubois / Jefferson County)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  3. ^ "DuBois Regional Airport". Clearfield-Jefferson Counties Regional Airport Authority. Archived from the original on February 16, 2010. Retrieved February 14, 2010.
  4. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. External link in |work= (help)
  5. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. External link in |work= (help)
  6. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on 2012-09-27. External link in |work= (help)
  7. ^ "Restaurant". DuBois Regional Airport. Archived from the original on June 18, 2010. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
  8. ^ "America's Transportation Award - 830 Airport Access Project". Archived from the original on February 23, 2013. Retrieved December 26, 2012.
  9. ^ "Routes". Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  10. ^ "RITA - BTS - Transtats".
  11. ^ "Passenger Boarding (Enplanement) and All-Cargo Data for U.S. Airports – Airports". faa.gov. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  12. ^ "2008 Primary, Non-primary Commercial Service, and General Aviation Airports with Enplanements (by State)" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009.
  13. ^ "2009 Primary, Non-primary Commercial Service, and General Aviation Airports (by State)" (PDF, 891 KB). CY 2009 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. November 23, 2010.
  14. ^ "2010 Primary, Non-primary Commercial Service, and General Aviation Airports (by State)" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011.
  15. ^ "2011 Enplanements at Primary, Non-primary Commercial Service, and General Aviation Airports (by State)" (PDF). CY 2011 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 9, 2012.
  16. ^ "2012 Enplanements at All Airports (Primary, Non-primary Commercial Service, and General Aviation) by State and Airport" (PDF). CY 2012 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 31, 2013.
  17. ^ "All Airports with CY 2013 Enplanements" (PDF). Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  18. ^ "Calendar Year 2014 Enplanements by State" (PDF).
  19. ^ "Calendar Year 2015 Enplanements by State" (PDF).
  20. ^ "Calendar Year 2016 Final Revenue Enplanements at All Airports" (PDF).
  21. ^ "Calendar Year 2017 Final Revenue Enplanements at All Airports" (PDF).
  22. ^ "Calendar Year 2016 Final Revenue Enplanements at All Airports" (PDF).
  23. ^ New York Times, October 6, 1970, Page 50.
  24. ^ "Aircraft accident Douglas C-48A-DO (DC-3C) N6 Dubois–Jefferson County Airport, PA (DUJ)". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  25. ^ "Aircraft accident Shorts 330-200 N805SW Dubois, PA". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved November 26, 2006.

Other sourcesEdit

  • Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-2004-17617) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
    • Order 2004-8-18 (August 16, 2004): selecting Mesa Air Group, Inc. subsidiary, Air Midwest, Inc., d/b/a US Airways Express, to provide essential air service (EAS) at DuBois, Pennsylvania, for the period from July 23, 2004, through August 31, 2006, at an annual subsidy rate of $643,818.
    • Order 2006-6-31 (June 26, 2006): re-selecting Mesa Air Group, Inc. d/b/a Air Midwest, to provide essential air service (EAS) at DuBois, Pennsylvania, for the two-year period beginning August 1, 2006, at an annual subsidy rate of $599,271.
    • Order 2007-7-21 (July 26, 2007): selecting Gulfstream International Airlines, Inc. to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at DuBois and Franklin/Oil City, Pennsylvania, Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs/Lewisburg, West Virginia, and Athens, Georgia, at a total annual subsidy rate of $4,077,792 ($1,159,229 for DuBois, $763,741 for Franklin/Oil City, $1,329,477 for Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs/Lewisburg, and $825,345 for Athens) for the two-year period beginning when Gulfstream inaugurates service through the end of the 24th month thereafter.
    • Order 2008-5-3 (May 6, 2008): selecting Gulfstream International Airlines, Inc. to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at DuBois and Franklin/Oil City, Pennsylvania, and Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs/Lewisburg (Lewisburg), West Virginia, at a total annual subsidy rate of $5,577,594 ($2,020,095 for DuBois, $1,226,773 for Franklin/Oil City, and $2,330,725 for Lewisburg) for the two-year period beginning when Gulfstream inaugurates service through the end of the 24th month thereafter.
    • Order 2010-9-12 (September 9, 2010): re-selecting Gulfstream International Airlines to provide essential air service (EAS) at Bradford, DuBois, and Oil City/Franklin, Pennsylvania, and Jamestown, New York, for a combined annual subsidy of $5,870,657 ($1,087,306 for Bradford, $2,228,996 for DuBois, $915,101 for Oil City/Franklin, and $1,639,254 for Jamestown), from October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2012.
    • Order 2012-9-23 (September 27, 2012): selecting Silver Airways to provide Essential Air Service (EAS) at Bradford, DuBois, Franklin/Oil City, Pennsylvania, Jamestown, New York, and Parkersburg, West Virginia/Marietta, Ohio, for a combined annual subsidy of $10,348,117 ($1,940,272 for Bradford; $2,587,029 for DuBois, $1,293,515 for Franklin, $1,940,272 for Jamestown, and $2,587,029 for Parkersburg), from October 1, 2012, through September 30, 2014.
    • Notice of Intent (February 14, 2014): of Silver Airways Corp. to discontinue scheduled air service between Cleveland, Ohio (CLE) and: Jamestown, New York (JHW), Bradford, Pennsylvania (BFD), DuBois, Pennsylvania (DUJ), Franklin/Oil City, Pennsylvania (FKL), and Parkersburg, West Virginia/Marietta, Ohio (PKB).

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