Department: Falcon Field Airport
Business Objective: Falcon Field Airport
Core Business Process: Economic Growth 

Mission Statement
Falcon Field provides a financially self-sustaining economic hub in the City.
Desired Outcome
  • A wide variety of aviation businesses and services are available to Falcon Field's customers, creating jobs for the community.
  • Falcon Field does not rely upon the City's General Fund to operate. 

Airport Economic Impact
  • Over $2.2 million in daily economic benefits.
  • Over $811 million in annual economic benefits.
  • When The Boeing Company, located adjacent to Falcon Field, is included, the annual economic benefit increases to $6.8 billion.
  • More jobs and annual economic benefit than any other general aviation airport in the Phoenix area, including Scottsdale, Chandler, and Phoenix-Deer Valley airports
Source: Falcon Field Airport Master Plan 2019 - Economic Benefit Analysis by Arizona State University

Key Performance Measure: Airport-Based Jobs
The total number of airport jobs, both full-time and part-time, that are located on Falcon Field Airport. 
Visits are made to each on-airport business at least once within a two-year period by airport staff, who also verify the number of jobs and employees. Data is updated after each visit, so data can change throughout a given month. 
  • Airport job figures vary with business cycles.
  • Employee counts fluctuate with the number of contracts that airport businesses secure.
  • Airport business expansion & new businesses bring additional jobs.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some airport businesses have reduced their number of employees.
More to the Story: Percent of Leasable Revenue Received

The percentage obtained by dividing total revenue received from ground leases by the total possible revenue if all lease parcels were leased, not including Falcon Technology Center.
Data for this measure is obtained from the City of Mesa's financial accounting system and is affected by the number of leases & lease rates.
The increase from 61 percent to 77 percent during FY19-20 was due to:
  • New ground leases for a 23-acre hangar development, Parcel 61 and Parcel 60.
  • Addition of .57 acre parcel (formerly leased to Starman Brothers Auctions).
  • The proportion of leased land is greater than the remaining available land for lease. There are 52 acres currently remaining for development.

More to the Story: Time on the T-Hangar Wait List
The amount of time that the most recent small T-hangar tenant was on the waiting list before a hangar is rented to him/her.
This data is tracked in the airport's tenant database and can change daily as hangars and turned over and potential tenants request to be added to the waiting list.
  • There are a greater number of people on the wait list due to increased demand.
  • The more people there are on the wait list, the longer the wait time.

More to the Story: Aircraft Operations
The number of tower operations, including arrivals, departures, and overflights as recorded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Operations data is obtained monthly from the FAA. For 2019, it is ranked 3rd among general aviation airports and 25th overall in the United States based on the number of annual operations.
  • Overall decreased operations so far in FY20-21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic compared to previous years.
  • The number of operations can be affected by:
    • Number of itinerant aircraft.
    • Flight training activity.
    • Medical and firefighting operations.
    • Local, regional and national events.
    • Construction or closures at other area airports.
    • Falcon Field Airport capital improvement projects.