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KBED Laurence G Hanscom Field Airport
Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 25 FEBRUARY 2021

Location

FAA Identifier: BED
Lat/Long: 42-28-11.8000N 071-17-20.4000W
42-28.196667N 071-17.340000W
42.4699444,-71.2890000
(estimated)
Elevation: 132 ft. / 40.2 m (surveyed)
Variation: 16W (1995)
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 01730

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 04/1943
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: BOSTON CENTER
FSS: BRIDGEPORT FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: BED (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Pattern altitude: 1000 FT AGL FIXED WING; 1500 FT AGL TURBOJET; 1800 FT AGL HEAVY JET ACFT.
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT MALSR RWY 11 & 29; REIL RWY 05 & 23; HIRL RWY 11/29; MIRL RWY 05/23; TWY LGTS - 118.5.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
Landing fee: yes, SURCHARGE FOR EACH LDG & DEP 2300-0700. COML & TSNT LDG FEE.
Fire and rescue: ARFF index B
Airline operations: CLSD TO PART 121 ACR OPS WITH OVER 60 SEATS EXCP 24 HR PPR CALL 781-869-8000.
International operations: customs landing rights airport
US CUSTOMS USER FEE ARPT.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 118.5
UNICOM: 122.95
ATIS: 124.6
WX ASOS: 124.6 (781-274-9733)
HANSCOM GROUND: 121.7 [0700-2300]
HANSCOM TOWER: 118.5 257.2 [0700-2300]
BOSTON APPROACH: 124.4
BOSTON DEPARTURE: 124.4
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 121.85
COMD POST: 362.95
DREEM STAR: 119.0 124.4
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
GRAYM STAR: 119.0 124.4
WX ASOS at BOS (14 nm SE): 135.0 (617-567-5762)
WX ASOS at LWM (17 nm NE): PHONE 978-687-8017
WX ASOS at OWD (18 nm S): 119.95 (781-762-4314)
WX ASOS at BVY (18 nm NE): 119.2 (978-921-5042)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
BOSr313/14.9BOSTON VOR/DME112.7016W
LWMr223/18.4LAWRENCE VOR/DME112.5015W
MHTr187/24.2MANCHESTER VOR/DME114.4015W
GDMr112/34.3GARDNER VOR/DME110.6014W
PUTr053/39.5PUTNAM VOR/DME117.4014W

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: HIGH/LOW
Bulk oxygen: HIGH/LOW

Runway Information

Runway 11/29

Dimensions: 7011 x 150 ft. / 2137 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 82 /F/C/W/T
Single wheel: 120.0
Double wheel: 250.0
Double tandem: 455.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 11  RUNWAY 29
Latitude: 42-28.309423N42-28.166158N
Longitude: 071-18.020578W071-16.473593W
Elevation: 132.0 ft.123.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 113 magnetic, 097 true293 magnetic, 277 true
Declared distances: TORA:7011 TODA:7011 ASDA:7011 LDA:7011TORA:7011 TODA:7011 ASDA:7011 LDA:7011
Markings: precision, in good conditionprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on right (3.00 degrees glide path)
RVR equipment: touchdownrollout
Approach lights: MALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lightsMALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS/DMEILS/DME
Obstructions: 120 ft. hill, lighted, 1050 ft. from runway, 734 ft. right of centerline, 34:1 slope to clearnone

Runway 5/23

Dimensions: 5107 x 150 ft. / 1557 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 79 /F/C/W/T
Single wheel: 120.0
Double wheel: 250.0
Double tandem: 436.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 5  RUNWAY 23
Latitude: 42-27.806147N42-28.476517N
Longitude: 071-17.812088W071-17.126562W
Elevation: 128.0 ft.127.8 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 053 magnetic, 037 true233 magnetic, 217 true
Declared distances: TORA:5107 TODA:5107 ASDA:5107 LDA:5107TORA:5107 TODA:5107 ASDA:5107 LDA:5107
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-box VASI on left (3.75 degrees glide path)4-box VASI on right (3.50 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: MASS PORT AUTHORITY
ONE HARBORSIDE DR
E BOSTON, MA 02128
Phone (781) 869-8000
Manager: SHARON M. WILLIAMS
MASSPORT, 200 HANSCOM DRIVE
BEDFORD, MA 01730
Phone 781-869-8000

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 249
Single engine airplanes: 142
Multi engine airplanes: 20
Jet airplanes: 75
Helicopters: 12
    
Aircraft operations: avg 333/day *
46% local general aviation
35% transient general aviation
18% air taxi
<1% military
<1% commercial
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2018

Additional Remarks

A23 RWY 29 RIGHT TFC ACFT OVR 12500 LBS.
PPR FOR ALL ACFT CARRYING EXPLOSIVES CALL 781-869-8000.
TWY G BTWN RWY 11/29 AND RWY 05/23 RSTRD -- NO ACFT WITH WINGSPANS GTR THAN 118 FT.
TWY C, F, J, M, R, S, T CLSD TO ACFT GTR THAN 118 FT WINGSPAN.
NO PLAS/TGLS FOR ACFT UNDER 12500 LBS BTN 2300-0700.
SVC-TRAN ALERT: OPR 1200-0400Z++ WKD; 1400-2200Z++ SUN; PPR OT AND HOL DSN 845-5589/5592. DE-ICING AVBL FR VENDOR.
AF: PPR ALL MIL ACFT, PAX MNFST REQ ALL INBD PAX, CTC BASE OPS DSN 845-5589/5592, C781-225-5589/5592.
AF: COMD POST DSN 845-6960/6961, C781-225-6960/6961.
NO PLAS/TGLS FOR ACFT 12500 LBS & OVER.
VOLUNTARY NOISE ABATEMENT PROCS IN EFCT CTC AMGR 781-869-8000. NOISE SENSITIVE HISTORIC AREA S OF ARPT; FOR RWY 23 DEP CONT RWY HDG TO 1000 FT AGL, TURNING CROSSWIND OVR RTE 2.
TWY N CLSD PERMLY.
NOISE RULES IN EFCT - HELS OPERG WI CNTLD ASP ARE RQRD TO MNTN HIST PSBL ALT.
SUPPORT: OPR 1200-0400Z++ MON-FRI, 1300-1900Z++ SAT & SUN, CLSD HOL. CTC BASE OPS PRIOR TO 1700Z++ FRI FOR OT SUPPORT.
BIRDS & WILDLIFE ON & INVOF ARPT.
BE ALERT FOR SML ACFT PARKED ON RAMPS.

Instrument Procedures

NOTE: All procedures below are presented as PDF files. If you need a reader for these files, you should download the free Adobe Reader.

NOT FOR NAVIGATION. Please procure official charts for flight.
FAA instrument procedures published for use from 25 February 2021 at 0901Z to 25 March 2021 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
DREEM TWO (RNAV)   download (229KB)
GRAYM SIX   download (251KB)
ZELKA TWO (RNAV)   download (162KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 11 **CHANGED**   download (311KB)
ILS OR LOC RWY 29 **CHANGED**   download (263KB)
RNAV (RNP) Y RWY 29 **CHANGED**   download (231KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 23 **CHANGED**   download (255KB)
RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 11 **CHANGED**   download (250KB)
RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 29 **CHANGED**   download (287KB)
RNAV (RNP) Y RWY 11 **CHANGED**   download (259KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply **CHANGED**   download (138KB)
 
Departure Procedures
HANSCOM TWO   2 pages: [1] [2] (489KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (180KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

6B6 - Minute Man Air Field (10 nm W)
KBOS - General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport (14 nm SE)
KLWM - Lawrence Municipal Airport (17 nm NE)
KOWD - Norwood Memorial Airport (18 nm S)
KBVY - Beverly Regional Airport (18 nm NE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 01-Mar-2021
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:5410:54
Sunrise06:2211:22
Sunset17:3322:33
Evening civil twilight18:0223:02

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  02-Mar-2021 04:46:02
Local (UTC-5)  01-Mar-2021 23:46:02
 
METAR
KBED 020351Z 29023G43KT 9SM -SN BKN047 OVC060 M02/M11 A2962 RMK AO2 PK WND 30043/0346 UPB09E46SNB28E29B46 SLP046 P0000 T10171111
KBOS 
14nm SE 
020354Z 28018G41KT 10SM FEW049 SCT065 SCT080 M01/M13 A2962 RMK AO2 PK WND 30042/0327 SLP030 T10111128
KLWM 
16nm NE 
020354Z AUTO 26021G38KT 10SM SCT070 M01/M16 A2960 RMK AO2 PK WND 29041/0327 SLP024 T10111161
KMQE 
17nm SE 
020351Z AUTO 28029G49KT M03/M09 A2958 RMK AO1 PK WND 31050/0340 SLP032 T10281094
KBVY 
18nm NE 
020353Z AUTO 28028G42KT 10SM SCT070 00/M15 A2958 RMK AO2 PK WND 27044/0326 SLP014 T00001150
KOWD 
18nm S 
020353Z AUTO 29024G33KT 9SM -SN SCT055 BKN070 M01/M09 A2965 RMK AO2 PK WND 28039/0314 SLP042 P0000 T10061094
TAF
KBED 011722Z 0118/0218 28009KT 5SM -SHRA BR OVC003 FM012000 28012KT P6SM OVC035 FM012200 29013G27KT P6SM SCT250 FM021500 30023G37KT P6SM SKC
KBOS 
14nm SE 
011722Z 0118/0224 28011KT P6SM -SHRA OVC008 FM012000 28012KT P6SM OVC035 FM012200 28015G30KT P6SM BKN100 FM020300 29019G40KT P6SM FEW250
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
Comments
  
Jet Aviation Bedford
Air Elite
ASRI 131.525
781-274-0030
toll-free 1-800-538-0233
[web site]
[email]
When planning your next trip to Boston or its surrounding areas, discover our new FBO, located conveniently at Hansom Field. Our recently upgraded facilities feature relaxing lounges, extensive passenger and crew amenities, and courtesy transportation. In addition, we offer you the luxury of driving directly to your aircraft. To ensure that your trip goes smoothly, you'll receive personalized service from beginning to end.
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AirBoss™ fuel program   NATA Safety 1st   U.S. Government AIR Card   U.S. Customs Service   DASSP   AEG Fuels   Fly Louie Alliance   Crew cars   Go Rentals   FAA-Approved Repair Station   Wireless Internet Access (WiFi)  
 
Phillips 66
100LL Jet A
FS $7.29 $7.68 
GUARANTEED
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Rectrix Aerodrome Centers, Inc. ASRI 131.40
978-341-8400
[web site]
[email]
Rectrix is a member of the Ross Aviation family. We are more than an FBO; we offer Flight Hospitality. We anticipate our guests' needs and deliver detailed service throughout first-class facilities. Whether you're visiting us for the first time, or the hundredth, you'll experience staff committed to the smooth completion of every journey.
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NATA Safety 1st   Paragon Aviation Group   WSI Pilotbrief   CAA Preferred FBO   Contract Fuel   Crew car   Go Rentals   FAA-Approved Repair Station   National Business Aviation Association  
 
World Fuel Services
100LL Jet A
FS $6.96 $6.99 
GUARANTEED
 
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Signature Flight Support 781-274-0010
[web site]
[email]
Aviation fuel, Oxygen service, Aircraft parking (ramp or tiedown), Hangars, GPU / Power cart, Passenger terminal and lounge, Rental cars, ...
 
Face masks required  
 
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independent
100LL Jet A
FS $7.02 $7.06 
 Updated 26-Feb-2021
 
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Alternatives at nearby airports
IMPORTANT: Note that the FBOs below are NOT at KBED but at other nearby airports. Do not expect services from these FBOs to be available at KBED.
Located at KBVY
North Atlantic Air
ASRI 129.725
toll-free 1-800-541-1745
978-774-2070
[web site]
[email]
At KBVY (Beverly Regional Airport), 18 miles ENE

Avoid the congestion of Bedford. Beverly Regional Airport is 21 miles (20 minutes) northeast of Boston.
We understand the importance of comfort (you'll love the recliners in front of our 70" screen TV in our pilot lounge), aesthetics (recently renovated facility and professionally appointed lobby), and accommodating sensitive guests.
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Located at KBVY
Shell
100LL Jet A
FS $5.25 $4.85 
SS $5.00 --- 
 Updated 23-Feb-2021
 
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SS=Self service
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Getting Around: Taxi, Limo, Rental Cars, Mass Transit

  
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