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Location...Location...Location
 
 
 
The Greenville Downtown Airport, whose airport identifier code is GMU, is located in the scenic Upstate of South Carolina.  GMU is convenient to all of Greenville's premier destinations. The Bon Secours Wellness Arena, the Peace Center, and the vibrant downtown area are only a five-minute drive away. Shopping malls, hotels, and restaurants are located just a few blocks from GMU. The TD Convention Center is located right next door, within walking distance of the airport.
 
Greenville County recently showed its pro-business approach by lowering the tax rate applicable to aircraft by more than sixty percent (60%). The Commission has attractive real estate available for future aviation and non-aviation development at GMU. For hassle-free access to the Upstate or a great place to operate a business, GMU is the "Corporate Gateway to Greenville."
 

Economic Impact

The South Carolina Statewide Aviation System Plan & Economic Impact Report released in 2018 concluded that in 2017 the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) had a significant annual economic impact on the state of South Carolina and our local region.  They determined that GMU had the following direct and indirect/induced economic impact:

Employment:  547

Payroll:  $24.9 million

Economic Activity:  $68.8 million

Air Traffic

GMU's air traffic is heavier than all other general aviation airports, and topped by only 3 commercial airports (Myrtle Beach International, Charleston International/Air Force Base and Columbia Metropolitan) in South Carolina.
(http://www.scaeronautics.com/reports/RPTOPERATIONS70336204.Pdf)

Based Aircraft

GMU has more based aircraft than any other airport in South Carolina.
(http://www.scaeronautics.com/reports/RPTBASEDPLANES43373508.Pdf)

 
Recent Improvements

The Greenville Airport Commission has completed these major improvements to the Greenville Downtown Airport:

-  Installed taxiway lights on Taxiways C & D (formerly had reflectors)

-  Updated taxiway designations to comply with current FAA standards

-  Installed all new airfield signage that complies with current FAA standards and new taxiway designations
 
- Installed MALSF approach lights for Runway 1
 
- Overlayed and grooved Runway 1-19
 
- Installed distance-to-go signs on Runway 1-19
 
- Installed 4-box PAPI systems at both ends of Runway 1-19
 
- Overlayed Taxiway A and connecting taxiways
 
- Installed an Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS) at the end of Runway 1
 
- Created designated helicopter landing areas and marked taxi lanes on the south aircraft apron
 
 
- Doubled the width of all hold lines to make them more visible, thereby improving safety
 
 
- Installed airport security fencing
 
 
- Overlayed northwest aircraft parking apron
 
 
- Installed enhanced taxiway markings
 
 
- Overlayed southwest aircraft parking apron
 
 
- Updated EMAS with the latest technology
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