Airshows, Budget Compliance, Security and Sustainability
Stewart International Airport (SWF) is a regional, small-hub airport serving approximately 500,000 passengers annually in New Windsor, NY.
AvPORTS has been providing comprehensive airport management at SWF since 2007. We are the single-source provider, delivering airport operations, maintenance and janitorial services, administration and accounting services, engineering and planning, and parking operations.
AvPORTS impacts at SWF include every aspect of airport management and operation, from instituting airshows to improving budget compliance, to improving security and sustainability practices and instituting a runway crossing mitigation program and improving obstruction removal. Read more about these impacts below.
Airport Certification Status: FAR Part 139, Class 1, ARFF Index
Contact: Ed Harrison, General Manager
Tel: 845-838-8212, Fax: 845-567-3776
SWF is the only PA airport to put on an Airshow. The first was in 2015, with plans for 2016, 17 & 18 underway. Publicity and exposure for the airport resulted from this event.
- 40,000- 60,000 attendees per year
- Thunderbirds featured
Highly successful efforts for budget reduction included SWF AvPORTS targeting at least $200K EOY under budget. Budget reductions were accomplished by prioritizing and delaying projects to later years, along with deferring mobile equipment purchases
- 2015 – Began the year over budget due to extreme winter costs, ended the year @ $500K under budget
- 2016 - Reduced published budget by $200K, currently running @ $700K under YTD budget, projecting ~$400K under budget at EOY 2016
- 2017 – AvPORTS was asked to scale back 2017 plan to 0% growth, revised budget to comply with no major impacts to the day to day operations
Client asked AvPORTS to manage the Runway 16 Obstruction removal project. With the client's approval, AvPORTS hired C & S Engineering to bid this tree removal project, assist with choosing the contractor, signing the contract between AvPORTS and the contractor, and to provide partial inspection services. This project removed 17 acres of trees that were obstructing the approach to Runway 16. All tree removal has been completed, filling grading; topsoil and seeding are in progress. This will be the first time in over 25 years that Runway 16 will have a normal approach path.
SWF was one of the first airports in the USA to publish a Sustainability Plan. It was recently revised to focus on not only sustainability in the environmental sector, but as a management program for the entire facility. SWF’s plan has been used as a template for other airports to implement. Ride sharing and electronic waste recycling are some recent efforts as a part of the plan. In partnership with the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Over 44 tons of electronic waste was recently collected at the airport and sent to recycling.
The recently completed Perimeter road extension was recently put into service for the FBO Fuel Trucks, allowing them to safety travel from one side of the runway to the other without crossing any runways. Previous to the road opening to fuel trucks, Airport Operations escorted 100% of all fuel truck movements, resulting in SWF’s record of zero incursions in over 7 years of operation.