Planned runway expansion at Kenosha Regional Airport isn’t about bringing in ever more enormous aircraft, according to Director Corey Reed.
“It will not mean bigger jets. It will accommodate what we have already,” Reed said Wednesday during a meeting of the Airport Commission.
Plans call for extending the concrete primary runway 1,101 feet, bringing its total length to 6,600 feet.
“It’s additional length that can give them additional braking time in the winter when there are icy conditions. And, in emergencies, it will give pilots more distance to stop if they have to abort their takeoff,” Reed said. “This is the reason we also call it a ‘runway safety enhancement.’”