Belfast Municipal Airport
Belfast Municipal Airport (Federal Aviation Administration airport code BST, International Civil Aviation Organization airport code KBST, Federal Aviation Administration site number 07837), located between the North and South phases of the Belfast Airport
Business Park (the airport's terminal/administration Building is located at 22 Wright Brothers Drive, Belfast, or at 44°24'34.2" North, 69°00'30.1" West), is a 218-acre general aviation airport, located at 197.6 feet above mean sea level. Runway 15-33 is the airport's only active runway; it measures 4,000 feet long and 100 feet wide, and is paved and lighted.
The airport itself is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Runway 15-33 is also open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, unless it is closed due to poor surface conditions or due to other impacts (which will be communicated via the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) system). City staff are at the airport on an irregular basis only, and surface conditions are only reported/updated between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, December through March (those months when freezing temperatures occur on a regular basis).
Facilities and Equipment:
The UNICOM frequency for Belfast Municipal Airport is 122.975 MHz; this is used to activate the medium intensity runway lights (MIRLs) (3 UNICOM clicks for low intensity, 5 UNICOM clicks for medium intensity, and 7 UNICOM clicks for high intensity) and the runway end identifier lights (REILs) for runway 15-33, and also to activate the Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS AV with ceilometer) (2 UNICOM clicks to broadcast current weather information).
Tie downs and engine block heater outlets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at no charge. The airport has a terminal/administration building with heat and air conditioning that is available to the aviation community, and there is also free wireless internet available at the airport. Please note, as there is no fuel system at the airport at the current time, fuel cannot be purchased.
If you are a pilot who uses the airport and have suggestions on how it may be improved, or if you are a pilot who would like to use the airport but is currently unable to because the airport is lacking in infrastructure, in facilities, or in some other aspect, please share that information with the Airport Manager.
Taxi service to and from the airport can be obtained from Bay Taxi ((207) 338-1993). Car rentals are available from Enterprise Rent-A-Car ((207) 338-0945 or 800-RENTACAR).
Belfast Municipal Airport’s other (closed) runway serves as an ideal area for future commercial aviation development, an area consisting of 13 acres of level, dry land in close proximity to utilities. An access road currently connects this potential business development site with the south phase of the immediately adjacent Belfast Airport Business Park. The City of Belfast would potentially consider any business development proposal for this site that would be FAA-compliant. If you have interest in bringing your aviation-related business to Belfast Municipal Airport, please contact Airport Manager Thomas Kittredge via phone at (207) 338-3370 extension 16, or via e-mail at
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Environmental Assessment, Permitting, and Preliminary Design for Partial Parallel Taxiway
The City of Belfast is currently undertaking preliminary work in support of a future proposed parallel taxiway project, consisting of environmental assessment and preliminary design work, and a modifications of the airport's existing permit. The proposed parallel taxiway project consists of a partial parallel taxiway to serve the runway 15 end of the airport and a bypass taxiway to serve the runway 33 end of the airport.
Airport Master Plan Update - Phase 2
The City of Belfast is currently undertaking phase 2 of the update of the airport's master plan.
Environmental Assessment and Data Collection for Airspace Obstruction Analysis
The City of Belfast conducted an obstruction analysis and environmental assessment project for the airport, which is related to future obstruction (primarily vegetation) removal, and to the acquisition of avigation (obstruction removal) easements.
Airport Master Plan Update - Phase 1
The City of Belfast recently completed phase 1 of the update of the airport's master plan in early 2014, which looked at the possibility of extending the airport's main runway.