Montgomery County Airpark (P703909)

  • Category: Revenue Authority

  • Sub Category: Miscellaneous Projects (Revenue Authority)

  • Administering Agency: Revenue Authority (AAGE20)

  • Planning Area: Gaithersburg

  • Date Last Modified: 12/23/13

  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No

  • Relocation Impact: Yes

  • Status: Ongoing




The Montgomery County Airpark is a general aviation reliever airport located at 7940 Airpark Drive in Gaithersburg. The Montgomery County Revenue Authority (MCRA) updated the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) in 2002. The updated ALP identifies the projects and plans the sequencing for continued airport improvement. An Environmental Study of the ALP identified projects for the first five years and was completed in December 2005. Federal funds for the Airpark are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through the Airport Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP). FAA priorities for funding airport projects include promoting safety and security; preserving existing infrastructure; mitigating noise or environmental impacts; fulfilling compliance; and providing capacity.


7940 Airpark Drive, Gaithersburg MD 20879

Estimated Schedule

ALP projects have slipped into later years due to the deferral of Federal funding.


The recommended acquisitions, easements, and obstruction removals address obstructions to air navigation and protect life and property on the ground. Activities are based on Federal Aviation Administration design standards and guidelines. The basis for the planned improvements is the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) approved by the FAA on July 25, 2002 and the Airport Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP) for 2011 -2016 submitted to the FAA.

Fiscal Note

The funding schedule is per the Federal Aviation Administration Airport Capital Improvement Program. Funding will provide for preliminary acquisition of properties as required by the FAA for the runway protection zone and for planning for the removal of obstructions to Runway 32. Future funding may be affected by changes to the federal budget and FAA funding levels. Typically, funding for all Airpark projects is approximately 90 percent Federal, 5 percent State, and 5 percent Revenue Authority. These percentages may change according to the future funding levels of the FAA.


A pedestrian impact analysis has been completed for this project.

Revenue Authority (A20) asserts that this project conforms to the requirements of relevant local plans, as required by the Maryland Economic Growth, Resource Protection and Planning Act.


Federal Aviation Administration, Maryland Aviation Administration, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Airport Liaison Committee