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General Aviation

At Gerald R. Ford International Airport, we serve commercial passenger, cargo, corporate, and private/general aviation needs.

General Aviation

Ground Handling Services

Pilot Information

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General Aviation

On-site Fixed Base Operators & Charter Carriers:


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Avflight FBO

Avflight FBO is a full service FBO offering a wide variety of amenities and services, and handles fuel requirements at GFIA including commercial airlines.

Local phone: 734-663-6466

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The Company Jet

Providing fractional jet ownership programs.

Toll Free: 866-336-4811

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Northern Jet Management

Northern Jet Management can respond to a variety of air travel needs including management of your existing aircraft and on-demand executive charter.

Local phone: 616-336-4800

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Signature Flight Support

Signature Flight Support is a full service FBO offering a wide variety of amenities and services, and handles fuel requirements at GFIA including commercial airlines. Signature Flight Support also manages the on-airport inventory of T-hangars at GRR.

Toll Free: 800-262-4953

Flight Schools & Aviation Education:


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Blue Sun Air

Blue Sun partners with Signature Flight Support to offer one-on-one, personalized flight training.

Local phone: 616-336-4711

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Kent Career/Technical Center

This Aeronautics Education Lab Program held at GFIA introduces high school students to the knowledge and skills required in the field of aviation maintenance technology and also explores the careers of pilots and avionics technicians.

Local phone: 616-954-8008

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West Michigan Aviation Academy

This public charter high school is located on the campus of the airport and offers students a rigorous academic foundation with an aviation slant. The curriculum at WMAA is designed for students who have a passion for aviation and/or an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Local phone: 616-446-8886
Email: info@westmichiganaviation.org

Additional Resources:


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BE A PILOT

Visit the website and request a certificate entitling you to an introductory flight lesson at a participating BE A PILOT Program flight school.

Local phone: 616-336-4711

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Mayday Avionics

Specializing in weather radar and autopilot repair.

Local phone: 616-957-4920
Toll Free: 800-678-1237

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Ground Handling Services

Passenger, Cargo, Charter, Corporate, and General Aviation Aircraft Services

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Avflight FBO:

Aircraft De-Ice

Avflight maintains de-ice trucks capable of de-icing any air carrier aircraft. Types I and IV fluids are available.

Baggage Handling

Avflight provides baggage loading and unloading for commercial and charter aircraft. Ground Service Equipment provided and maintained by Avflight technicians.

Catering

From as few as 1 to as many as 300, Avflight has your catering needs covered.

Fuel Service

Avflight provides both into-plane and retail fuel services. All facilities and staff are fully ATA 103 and FAR 139 qualified. Avflight maintains 60,000 gallons of dedicated jet fuel storage and currently operates a fleet of 3 Jet A refuelers and 1 100LL refueler.

Ground Service Equipment Maintenance

Scheduled and on-call GSE maintenance is available, with a full-time mechanic on staff.

Hangar Rental

Avflight has hangar space available for rent for both based and transient aircraft up to a Gulfstream 650.

Business Services

Business Center
Pilot Lounge
Flight Planning Room
Conference Room
Concierge Services
Pilot Courtesy Car
Office Suites available for rent

Other Services Available

Passenger Lounge
Hotel & Transportation Arrangements
Rental Cars
Aircraft cabin cleaning
Pushback, towing, and repositioning
Cargo loading and unloading
Operate air starters and ground power units
Toilet/water services

 

For more information about Avflight, contact:
Zach Edgar
4211 Cassard Lane
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
616-226-4477

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Signature Flight Support:

Aircraft Maintenance

Signature is a certified FAA repair station with a dedicated airline maintenance coordinator on staff. Technicians are available seven days per week, 24 hours per day. All technicians are FAA certified and trained by major air carriers and component manufacturers.

Fuel Service

Signature provides both into-plane and retail fuel services. All facilities and staff are fully ATA 103 and FAR 139 qualified. Signature maintains 115,000 gallons of dedicated jet fuel storage and a fleet of mobile refuelers.

Aircraft De-Ice

Signature maintains de-ice trucks capable of de-icing any air carrier aircraft. Types I and IV fluids are available. 16,000 gallons of fluid storage are maintained on-site.

Ground Service Equipment Maintenance

Scheduled and on-call GSE maintenance is available, with experienced mechanics on staff.

Other Services Available

Cargo loading and unloading
Pushback, towing, and repositioning
Operate air starters and ground power units
Aircraft cabin cleaning
Toilet/water services

 

For more information about Signature Flight Support, contact:
Krisha Graves
5304 Ross Drive
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
616-336-4700

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Swissport:

Aircraft De-Ice

Swissport offers de-ice service with both Type I and Type IV fluids. 10,000 gallons of raw fluid storage are maintained on-site. State-of-the-art equipment is capable of carrying 3,600 gallons of fluid mix.

Aircraft Cleaning

From general aviation to charter to scheduled commercial carriers, personnel are available to clean aircraft cabins during flight operations or on a R.O.N.

Baggage Handling

Swissport provides baggage loading and unloading for commercial and charter aircraft. Ground Service Equipment provided and maintained by Swissport technicians.

Cargo Handling

Cargo is prepared for passenger aircraft, including Customs entries and aircraft loading. Swissport also offers handling of mail, valuables, and dangerous goods.

Ground Service Equipment Maintenance

Scheduled and on-call GSE maintenance is available, with experienced mechanics on staff.

Other Services Available

Pushback, towing, and repositioning
Operate air starters and ground power units
Toilet/water services

For more information about Swissport, contact:
Gene Cross
5500 44th Street SE, Bldg. 401
Grand Rapids, MI 49512-4093
616-956-0088

Prime Flight

Prime Flight Aviation Services:

Ground Service Equipment Maintenance

Scheduled and on-call GSE maintenance is available, with experienced mechanics on staff.

For more information about Global Aviation Services, contact:
Gene Kelley
5500 44th Street SE, Bldg. 401
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
616-956-6229

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Pilot Information

Airfield Information

Latitude

42°52.835’ N

Longitude

85°31.37' W

Elevation

794 ft.

Time Zone

Eastern

UTC

-5 (-4DT)

Latitude

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42°52.835’ N

Longitude

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85°31.37' W

Elevation

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794 ft.

Time Zone

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Eastern

UTC

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-5 (-4DT)

Runway 17/35 RWY 17 RWY 35

Length

8,501' 8,501'

Width

150’

150’

Surface

Concrete/Grooved

Concrete/Grooved

Runway Edge Lighting

HIRL

HIRL

Approach Lighting

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MALSR

Approach Lighting Aids

VASI

 PAPI

Approaches

NPI / RNAV GPS

CAT 1 / RNAV GPS

RWY 17

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150’

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RWY 35

Length

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8,501'

Width

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150’

Surface

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Concrete/Grooved

Runway Edge Lighting

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HIRL

Approach Lighting

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MALSR

Approach Lighting Aids

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 PAPI

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CAT 1 / RNAV GPS

Runway 8R/26L RWY 8R RWY 26L

Length

10,000'

10,000'

Width

150'

150'

Surface

Concrete/Grooved

Concrete/Grooved

Runway Edge Lighting

HIRL

HIRL

Approach Lighting

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PAPI

Approaches

CAT 1 / RNAV GPS

CAT 1 / RNAV GPS

RWY 8R

Length

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10,000'

Width

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150'

Surface

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Concrete/Grooved

Runway Edge Lighting

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HIRL

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CAT 1 / RNAV GPS

RWY 26L

Length

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10,000'

Width

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150'

Surface

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Concrete/Grooved

Runway Edge Lighting

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HIRL

Approach Lighting

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MALSR

Approach Lighting Aids

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PAPI

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Runway 8L/26R RWY 8L RWY 26R

Length

5,000'

5,000'

Width

100'

100'

Surface

Asphalt/Grooved

Asphalt/Grooved

Runway Edge Lighting

MIRL

MIRL

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Approach Lighting Aids

ASI / REIL

ASI / REIL

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NPI / RNAV GPS

RWY 8L

Length

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Width

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100'

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Asphalt/Grooved

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RWY 26R

Length

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5,000'

Width

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100'

Surface

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Asphalt/Grooved

Runway Edge Lighting

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Approach Lighting

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ATIS

 118.725

GRR Ground

121.8

GRR Tower

135.65

GRR Approach/Departure

124.6 (North) 128.4 (South)

Clearance Delivery

119.3

Flight Service

800-992-7433

WX ASOS

616-956-3224

ATIS

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 118.725

GRR Ground

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121.8

GRR Tower

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135.65

GRR Approach/Departure

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124.6 (North) 128.4 (South)

Clearance Delivery

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119.3

Flight Service

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800-992-7433

WX ASOS

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616-956-3224

Airport Layout

Airport Runways and Roads

Air Traffic Control Tower

GFIA's Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) and Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facilities are operated by the Federal Aviation Administration. The ATCT is open seven days a week 5:30 am - midnight.

Airport Contacts

ASOS
(Automated Surface Observation Service)
616-956-3224

Airport Communications Center
616-233-6055

US Customs & Border Protection
616-942-5245

FAA Air Traffic Control
616-575-1902

Fixed Base Operations

Avflight FBO
4211 Cassard Lane SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
734-663-6466

Signature Flight Support
5403 Ross Drive
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
616-336-4711

Mayday Avionics
5500 44th Street SE, Bldg. #200
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
616-957-4920

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