The Washington County Airport (KAFJ) is a dynamic economic engine and regional aviation asset in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Located five miles southwest of the Washington central business area and only 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, the Airport is situated on 401 acres and is home to 85 aircraft, 34 T-hangars, 10 corporate hangars and 7 aviation businesses. With a 5,004 foot runway, a parallel taxiway system, an Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) and an Instrument Landing System (200-3/4), the Airport has all-weather capabilities to accommodate all types of corporate and general aviation aircraft year around.
A new direction is being forged for the Washington County Airport through a partnership between the County of Washington and the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington (RACW). The strategic mission is to become a premier general aviation facility that strives on keeping safety and service as priorities. Together with the aviation business partners at the Airport and the opportunities for expanded aviation services and additional corporate hangar development, Washington County Airport is beginning its transformation. Ultimate airport expansion plans include a runway extension to 7,000 feet, parallel taxiway extensions, new terminal building, and additional hangar sites. These projects along with creating a cohesive business environment and synergy will result in continued job growth and opportunities in the region.
Site operated by the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington
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Updated on October 9, 2013
The 1st Year update presentation was made to the RACW Board of Directors at the September 26th meeting. The presentation is available at the following link: 1st Year Strategic Plan Update.
The 2nd Year update presentation was made to the RACW Board of Directors and County Commissioners at the October 2nd meeting. The presentation is available at the following link: 2nd Year Strategic Plan Update.
KAFJ Construction Updates
Stay up-to-date on the various construction project at KAFJ by clicking on the Construction Update graphic above. We will also use the Email Notifier during various project to notify users of conditions, closures, etc.
KAFJ-UPDATE Email Notifier
We are please to announce the use of an email notifier that will keep our tenants and users updated on airfield conditions, closures, and maintenance activities. Please visit the subscribe page to get your email added to the list.
Fixed Wing Use Tax Eliminated
Sales tax on fixed-wing aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul, including parts and service, was eliminated with the signing of ACT 52 by Governor Corbett on July 9, 2013. ACT 52 amends the Pennsylvania Tax Code, section 204 (69), and becomes effective 90 days after signing. The newly-adopted sales tax exemption language in the Pennsylvania tax code reads as follows:
"The sale at retail or use of aircraft parts, services to aircraft and aircraft components. For purposes of this clause, the term "aircraft" shall include a fixed-wing aircraft, powered aircraft, tilt-rotor or tilt-wing aircraft, glider or unmanned aircraft."
We are pleased that this legislation has been adopted and this newly-revised tax policy will provide the foundation for the creation of new, private sector, family-sustaining jobs in the fixed-wing aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) industry.
PA Aviation Economic Impact Study
The PA Bureau of Aviation has recently completed the PA Aviation Economic Impact Study. The specifics associated with our airport is now available here.
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