Falcon Field Airport
Business Objective: Falcon Field Airport
Provide a safe, operationally efficient, public-use general aviation reliever airport that is a financially self-sustaining economic hub in the City and takes reasonable measures to be environmentally responsible and sensitive to the surrounding community.
- Falcon Field is maintained as a first-class, safe and secure airport.
- Falcon Field is a major economic asset for the City of Mesa that creates jobs for the community.
- Falcon Field operates and makes improvements with enterprise and grant funds only and does not rely upon the City's General Fund.
- The environment and quality of life of those affected by the airport is protected without adversely affecting commerce, trade, and recreation at the airport.
Key Performance Measure: Airport Businesses
The number of businesses based on the airport.
Data was incomplete before 2017 because airport tenants self-reported & may not have included information about their business or sub-tenant businesses. Now airport staff visits every business at least once within a two-year period and updates the data after each visit.
Changes and new businesses so far in FY20-21:
- Leopard Aviation expanded its flight training business and began operating at Falcon Field.
- Lemac Aviation expanded its Falcon Field operations and moved into a larger office/hangar space.
- RPM Design Enterprises replaced Timmy Shines Paint Shop
- Flight Tap Room replaced Desert Eagle Brewery
- GNC Enterprises, LLC replaced Impala Bob's & Bob's Pilot Shop
Key Performance Measure: Based Aircraft
The number of aircraft based at the airport, with the exception of transient aircraft and aircraft with no FAA-assigned 'N' number.
- Aircraft that are based at Falcon Field at least six months of the year are counted as based aircraft.
- This data includes aircraft that are owned and operated by individuals as well as on-airport businesses.
- Data is obtained initially when tenants enter lease agreements/rental storage agreements.
- Verification occurs at regular hangar inspections and visual ramp checks, and data is updated daily.
- Based aircraft numbers change seasonally.
- Inventory fluctuations of based aircraft occur with the number of on-airport businesses & aircraft they report.
- Aircraft under construction or temporary foreign-based aircraft are not included.
- From FY18-19 to present, higher demand for open & covered tie-down aircraft parking has increased based aircraft counts.