Who operates North Las Vegas Airport?
The Clark County Department of Aviation owns and operates the airport
and is also the fixed base operator.
What are the transient aircraft fees?
No landing fees are currently charged. There is a nominal
fee for overnight parking based on aircraft size.
What type of aircraft use the airport?
The airport is designed primarily for lower performance general aviation
aircraft. The longest of our three runways is 5,005 feet. The airport
pavement is designed for based aircraft, with a 30,000-pound single
wheel load and a 45,000-pound dual wheel load. Large air carrier aircraft
such as the Boeing 737 or Airbus 318 are prohibited.
How busy is the airport?
In 2008, the airport accommodated a total of 163,289 takeoffs and landings,
making North Las Vegas the second-busiest airport in the state of Nevada
and one of the 100 busiest airports in the United States.
What safety measures are in place at the airport?
The Clark County Department of Aviation and Federal Aviation Administration
have completed numerous capital projects on safety-related improvements
at North Las Vegas Airport. Projects include a new runway, an Instrument
Landing System, directional signage, pavement markings, an automated
weather reporting system, Runway End Identifier Lights and an Advanced
Airport Lighting System, In addition, the airport is inspected twice
daily using strict FAA guidelines.
What community services does North Las Vegas Airport support?
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Air Support Unit flies air patrols
from the airport, helping to safeguard our community, while a Civil
Air Patrol squadron flies vital search and rescue missions. Air ambulance
flights transport patients in and out of the area, and volunteer pilots
fly non-emergency patients in need of specialized treatment. Lastly,
local television reporters based at North Las Vegas Airport provide
traffic updates to make residents’ commutes shorter and safer.
What is the economic benefit of the airport to the local community?
An economic impact study completed by the University of Nevada in 2005
determined that North Las Vegas Airport contributes 1,771 jobs and more
than $136 million dollars annually to Southern Nevada’s economy.