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About the Plymouth Airport

The Plymouth Airport has been an integral part of the Town of Plymouth since 1934, and today is an essential cog in the National Air Transportation System striving to meet the air transportation and economic development needs of the communities it serves. The Plymouth Airport is proud to be home to over thirty businesses that collectively employ more than two hundred and thirty people. Many of these businesses operate from privately constructed buildings located on airport property which adds considerably to the Plymouth tax base.  The types of businesses range from flight schools and maintenance facilities to law enforcement and medical air ambulance. 


The Plymouth Airport is also home to more than one hundred and seventy aircraft, most of which are one to ten seat, single or twin engine planes. Annual activity level is estimated at approximately sixty-five thousand aircraft movements and has been flat for several years.

Many of the aircraft utilizing the Plymouth Airport contribute to the health, safety and security of the local communities. Boston Med Flight operates an average of four to seven flights per day responding to the emergency medical needs of the residents of Plymouth and Carver as well as the entire Southeastern Massachusetts area. The Massachusetts State Police Air Wing is also based at the Plymouth Airport and is very active in air search and rescue, anti-terrorism and security while working closely with other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. The Plymouth County Fire Plane also operates from the Plymouth Airport, providing critical assistance to the local fire departments in locating forest fires within the county. The Fire Plane has proved invaluable in shortening the response time for fire personnel arriving at the scene, thereby reducing the potential danger to life and property.

The Plymouth Airport is also home for Cape Cod Community College's FAA Certified Aviation Maintenance Technology Program. The Aviation Maintenance Technology program will prepare students for FAA Certification, and lay the foundation for an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Aviation Maintenance, and transfer into a variety of four-year programs. This unique airplane maintenance training program meets a critical need for highly skilled technicians in airframe and power plant repair and certification. National, regional, and local airlines including Jet Blue, Cape Air, and the U.S. Coast Guard are providing strong support, and are waiting for graduates to start filling critical needs in numerous sectors of the aviation industry where major shortages of highly skilled technicians exist now, and are expected to continue for many years to come.

The Plymouth Airport Commission wishes to operate the airport in an environmentally sensitive and responsible manner with protection and preservation of the local environment being essential concerns. The Plymouth airport has a proactive noise abatement program which focuses upon educating both based and transient pilots on the locations of noise sensitive areas as well as suggesting other means for minimizing aircraft noise.

The Plymouth Airport Commission is continuing to review the Plymouth Airport's Master Plan, which looks at the overall airport facility and future activity projections. It is the Plymouth Airport Commission's position that the category of the airport and the types of aircraft which utilize the facility will not change, meaning that the airport will remain a B II category airport, maintaining the current three inch pavement thickness required for aircraft in this category.

To help ensure that the master planning process reflects the concerns of the public, the Plymouth Airport Commission supported the creation of the Plymouth Airport Advisory Group (PAAG) comprising of Plymouth and Carver residents as well as users of the airport. The PAAG met for a number of months and diligently discussed issues and concerns related to the Plymouth Airport's Master Plan. After much deliberation, the members reached a consensus, in particular, with regard to potential runway extensions,  that involved balancing the safety needs of the users with the noise concerns of the neighbors. The final recommendations of the PAAG were submitted to the Plymouth Airport Commission.  The Plymouth Airport Commission will continue to inform and consult communities, residents and businesses throughout the region about the master planning process, encouraging public participation.


The Plymouth Airport is maintained and operated by a small, but highly motivated, professional staff that is active in providing tours for school groups and other civic groups.  The Plymouth Airport Commission and the airport staff will continue to work diligently to operate the Plymouth Municipal Airport in a safe and efficient manner so that it may continue to be a valuable asset for the Town of Plymouth. The Plymouth Airport Commission offers an open invitation to Plymouth and Carver residents to visit and tour their local airport. Contact the Airport Manager at 508-746-2020 to schedule a tour or with any questions or concerns.


Plymouth Municipal Airport
246 South Meadow Road
Plymouth, MA 02360
Tel : (508) 746-2020
Fax: (508) 747-4483


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