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Griffiss International Airport
May 2, 1997
Airport type Public
Owner Oneida County
Serves Oneida County
Location Rome, New York
Elevation AMSL 504 ft / 154 m
Coordinates 43°14′02″N 075°24′25″W / 43.23389°N 75.40694°W / 43.23389; -75.40694
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 11,820 3,603 Concrete
Statistics (2005)
Aircraft operations 1,000

Griffiss International Airport (IATA: RME, ICAO: KRME, FAA LID: RME) is a public airport located one mile (2 km) east of the central business district of Rome, a city in Oneida County, New York, United States. This airport is publicly owned by County of Oneida.[1] It is located on the former site of Griffiss Air Force Base, which closed in 1995.

Operations from the Oneida County Airport in Oriskany, New York were transferred here in 2006, after which the county closed that airport in January 2007.

In December 2013, Griffiss International Airport was selected as a test site by the United States Federal Aviation Administration to "aid in researching the complexities of integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the congested, northeast airspace." Students from the Rochester Institute of Technology will work with Griffiss to test drones at the airport.[2] The airport will continue test site operations until at least 2017.


Griffiss International Airport covers an area of 1,680 acres (680 ha) and contains one runway:[1]

  • Runway 15/33: 11,820 x 200 ft (3,603 x 61 m), Surface: Concrete

For 12-month period ending September 13, 2005 the airport had 1,000 aircraft operations:[1]

  • 85% general aviation: 850
  • 15% military: 150


With the construction of a new terminal building finishing in 2015, public officials hope to secure additional investment in the facility to attract passenger airlines. The new terminal building will also allow for international flights to the airport, as it was constructed to accommodate a US Customs Service-regulation facility for potential international passengers.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for RME (Form 5010 PDF), retrieved March 15, 2007
  2. ^ FAA (December 30, 2013). "FAA Selects Six Sites for Unmanned Aircraft Research". Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ Cooper, Elizabeth (February 26, 2015). "New Griffiss terminal beacon for business?". Utica Observer-Dispatch. Retrieved February 26, 2015. 

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