Westover AFB/Metropolitan Airport

IATA/ICAO CODE: CEF/KCEF
CITY: Springfield/Chicopee
STATE: MA
COUNTRY: USA

AIRPORT CONTACT

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Name: Michael W. Bolton
Title: Directof of Civil Aviation
Airport: Westover AFB
Address:


Westover Metropolitan Airport
255 Padgette Street
Chicopee, MA 01022
Phone:
+1 413 593 5543
Fax:
+1 413 593 5546
Email: m.bolton@wmass-arptcef.com or sales@wmass-arptcef.com
Airport Web Site: www.wmass-arptcef.com

ELEVATION: 241 ft
RUNWAY INFORMATION
Orientation
Length (ft)
Displaced
Threshold (ft)
Glide Slope(deg)
Width (ft)
05/23
11597
05/1201
3/3
300
15/33
7082
-
-
150
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NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES
Noise Abatement Departure Procedures for Military Aircraft on Runway 23. The Air Force operates mainly to the south due to placement of NAVAIDS. As part of noise mitigation for the flow of military operations for C-5s that remain in the local area, Air Force and Bradley Tower (the parent FAA air traffic control facility for Westover) would develop procedures for a right turn after take-off or missed approach to a heading of approximately 360 degrees at an altitude of 600 feet above ground level. Traffic permitting, Bradley would provide individual clearances through Westover Tower. After the initial right turn and upon positive radar contact, aircraft would be vectored by Bradley along a downwind leg and then cleared to turn inbound to intercept a final approach course of one of the instrument approaches used for training in the local area. For C-5s or other military aircraft departing the local area ATC would provide a clearance to turn after takeoff based on aircraft destination--either to a heading of 205 degrees (a 25 degree left turn) for aircraft departing towards the Hartford, Dream, Putnam, Norwich, Gardner, and Madison navigational fixes, or to an initial heading of 255 degrees (25 degree right turn) towards Keene, Pawling, Chester, and Barnes. As above, individual clearances would be through Westover Tower prior to take-off. Following positive radio and radar contact with Bradley, aircraft would be vectored on course. Noise abatement headings could be expected between 10 pm (2200) and 6 am (0600). During other hours, it is recommended that Westover Tower request a noise abatement heading, recognizing that each military jet aircraft cleared to turn will be left to the discretion of Bradley Approach Control.

CONTINUOUS DESCENT ARRIVAL (CDA) - NONE

AIRPORT CURFEWS
Airport closed from 0400-1200Z.


PREFERENTIAL RUNWAYS
Civil (Departures Runway 5 and Landings Runway 23).
Military (Departures and Landings on Runway 23)

OPERATING QUOTA - NONE


ENGINE RUN-UP RESTRICTIONS
Military tries to keep run-ups to daytime hours only.

APU OPERATING RESTRICTIONS - NONE

NOISE BUDGET RESTRICTIONS - NONE

NOISE SURCHARGE - NONE

NOISE MITIGATION/LAND USE PLANNING PROGRAM INFORMATION
Type of Program
Date Implemented
Status
Noise Exposure Map / Noise Compatibility Program) NEM / NCP
1994
Study completed. Identified a number of operational elements; land use elements; implementation, monitoring, and review elements; operational measures; land use measures; and implementation, monitoring and review measures. Accomplished changes in runway end use and flight track modification. One of five surrounding town adopted airport land use compatiibility zoning.
AICUZ
1996
Revalidated every two years. Level of Military operations has been relatively stable.
Joint Land Use Study
1995
Create multi-town committee to cordinate land use compatibility efforts. Establish overlay zoning. Establish performance standards. Require affected public buildings to have soundproofing. Amend subdivision regulations to disclose noise levels.
Noise Exposure Map Update
2004

Updated 1994 study. Identified the following: Within 75+ DNL (10 residences) . Within 70-75 DNL (414 residences). Within 65-75 DNL (2,541 residences; 5 schoools; 5 churches). Study included preliminary planning for a land acquisition / sound insulation program.

2008 Noise Exposure Map

Joint Land Use Study Update
2004
Update GIS mapping. 5-year buildout analysis. Recommendations for community outreach, and included draft State leglislature initiatives.
Land Acquisition/Relocation Project
2005
Beginning acquisition/related relocation of 10 parcels. Expect to be complete in 2006. Beginning of addressing incompatibility determined in 2004 NEM Update.

NOISE MONITORING SYSTEM - NONE

FLIGHT TRACK MONITORING SYSTEM - NONE

NOISE LEVEL LIMITS - NONE

STAGE 2 RESTRICTIONS
Stage 2 airplanes >75,000 lbs are prohibited from operating at airports within the 48 contiguous states.

STAGE 2 PHASEOUT
U.S. Stage 2 Phase out complete as of 12/31/1999 (CFR Part 91.801). Stage 2 airplanes >75,000 lbs are prohibited from operating at airports within the 48 contiguous states.

STAGE 3 RESTRICTIONS - NONE