Orange Municipal Airport shall be used for the air transportation of people, goods, and services for the common good of the Town of Orange. The airport shall be improved to enhance its economic benefit to the local economy by fully utilizing its aviation assets and its undeveloped land for the purpose of aviation and non-aviation related commercial and industrial development. Future development at the airport shall be controlled so that it does not adversely affect its primary function and benefit as an air transportation facility. Orange municipal Airport shall serve the general public as a transportation gateway linking the Town of Orange with regional and national business commerce.
- What companies call the airport home?
The Orange Municipal Airport is proud to have multiple organizations and companies based on site.
Aero Care Inc and Round Power Aviation are aircraft maintenance facilities, repairing aircraft and inspecting them for safety. Other companies here at the airport are 37 Design Group, a graphic design company, and the North Quabbin Dog Park. Also based at the airport is Jumptown, the largest parachute training facility in the northeast, and the Athol Orange Aero Club which is the longest operating aeroclub in the country.
The airport is proud to host the Orange Recreation Association Youth Soccer Programs. The airport also hosts several large events, including the Central Massachusetts Steam and Gas Machinery Association Show the last full weekend in June, Christmas in July Celebration and Celebrate the Harvest Festival & Car Show in October.
- What does the airport do besides fuel aircraft?
The Orange Municipal Airport provides 147 local jobs with an annual payroll of 4.9 million dollars and economic output of just over $11 million, putting the town owned airport in the top 10 in the state of Massachusetts.
Some of our typical facility users include Boston Med Flight, Net Jets Charter, and Massachusetts State Police. In the Massachusetts Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study of 2019, Orange Municipal Airport was identified as "destination airport" because of several factors. Providing multiple fueling options, rental cars, catering, and lodging accommodations attracts more than 30,000 annual aircraft operations in both general aviation and corporate air traffic to our facility.
- How long are the runways at the Orange Municipal Airport?
There are two runways here at Orange Municipal Airport.
- Runway 14/32 is 4801 ft long and 75 ft wide.
- Runway 01/19 is 5001ft long and 75 ft wide.