Houston’s third airport is coming out of the shadows with a new taxilane, fixed-base operator (FBO) and more.
Commissioned as a military aviation training facility in the 1917, Ellington Airport (EFD) is blossoming into an economic gem for Houston.
Today, EFD consists of three active runways and provides 24-hour air traffic control services. It is also home to many tenants including the Texas Army National Guard, Delta Connection Academy and NASA, among others, and the Houston Airport System is determined to add more.
Ellington’s future is looking bright. To add to its development, a new taxilane has been constructed. Taxilane K is 50 feet wide and 1790 feet long, big enough to impact the airport’s desirability for more general aviation tenants and aircraft owners.
This opens airfield access to a large amount of property previously unusable to aircraft operations. The taxilane is designed to handle Design Group II aircraft, which includes medium sized business jets.