Danbury Municipal Airport
|Owner||City of Danbury|
|Hub for||Reliant Air|
|Elevation AMSL||458 ft / 140 m|
FAA Airport Diagram
Danbury Municipal Airport (IATA: DXR, ICAO: KDXR, FAA LID: DXR) is a public use general aviation airport located three miles (5 km) southwest of the central business district of Danbury, in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. The airport opened in 1930. It is currently run by the city of Danbury under the management of Paul Estefan. It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a regional reliever airport facility.
The Reliant Air building burned down on the evening of September 12, 2007. The hangar was located on the northeast side of the airport. It has since been rebuilt and Reliant Air continues in business.
In 1928, local pilots purchased a 60-acre tract near the Danbury Fairgrounds, known as Tucker's Field. This property was leased to the town in 1930 and became the Danbury Municipal Airport.
Facilities and aircraft
- Runway 8/26: 4,422 x 150 ft (1,348 x 46 m), Surface: Asphalt
- Runway 17/35: 3,135 x 100 ft (956 x 30 m), Surface: Asphalt
The airport has three instrument approaches:
- Localizer Runway 8: Decision height - 643 feet (196 m) AGL
- VOR or GPS-A: Decision height - 902 feet (275 m) AGL
- GPS Runway 8: Decision height - 802 feet (244 m) AGL
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2008, the airport had 83,419 aircraft operations, an average of 228 per day: 56% local general aviation, 40% transient general aviation, 4% air taxi and <1% military. There are 265 aircraft based at this airport: 210 single engine, 48 multi-engine, 6 jet aircraft and 1 helicopter.
Airlines and destinations
|Reliant Air||Seasonal charter: Nantucket|
Accidents and incidents
- On October 16, 2011, a Cirrus SR22 crashed in a field near the airport. The aircraft's one occupant was killed in the crash.
- On January 22, 2013, a Cirrus SR22 crashed on South Street in Danbury, shortly after taking off, The aircraft's one occupant was killed in the crash.
- On August 21, 2015, an Eclipse 500 (N120EA) veered off Runway 26, causing minor injuries to the occupants and badly damaging the aircraft.
- On July 30, 2017, a Cessna 172 (N612DF) crashed in a dog park in Danbury shortly after taking off of Runway 26. Of the three passengers, two were injured, and one was killed from the crash.
- On September 22, 2017, a Cessna 180 (N9624B) experienced a ground loop, causing the plane to partially cartwheel which severely damaged the engine and nose structure. The pilot experienced no injuries and the plane was subsequently repaired.
- FAA Airport Master Record for DXR (PDF), effective 2007-07-05
- "List of NPIAS Airports" (PDF). FAA.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
- Kevin J. Czarzasty (2007-09-13). "Fire Destroys Hangar at Danbury Airport". FireFightingNews. Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2009-11-14.
- "History". NynJctBotany.org. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
- http://399cap.org Civil Air Patrol 399th
- http://reliantair.com/Pages/NantucketShuttle.php "Danbury to Nantucket"
- http://fox61.com/2015/08/21/small-plane-skids-off-the-runway-at-danbury-municipal-airport/ 8/21/15 Accident
- http://www.lohud.com/story/news/2017/07/30/3-injured-when-small-plane-crashes-near-danbury-airport/523755001/ 7/30/17 Accident
- http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Plane-makes-rough-landing-at-Danbury-Airport-12220536.php#photo-14167479 9/22/17 Accident
- Airport History and Mission Statement at City of Danbury website
- (PDF), effective November 7, 2019
- Resources for this airport:
- FAA airport information for DXR
- AirNav airport information for KDXR
- ASN accident history for DXR
- FlightAware airport information and live flight tracker
- NOAA/NWS weather observations: current, past three days
- SkyVector aeronautical chart, Terminal Procedures