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John Wayne Airport (SNA)

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Barry Rondinella

Airport Director

Website

http://www.ocair.com/

Address

John Wayne Airport, Orange County

18601 Airport Way
Santa Ana, CA 92707




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The History of SNA


John Wayne Airport originated as a private landing strip, built in the 1920’s by aviation pioneer Eddie Martin on Irvine Company land. In 1923, Martin founded a flying school and Martin Aviation, one of the nation’s oldest aviation firms. SNA became a publicly owned facility in 1939 through a land swap between the Irvine Company and the County of Orange. After serving as a military base during World War II, it was returned by the federal government to the County with the stipulation that it remain open to all types of aviation uses.

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Benefitting an Economy Near You


The direct impacts of ongoing operations at SNA and of spending by visitors arriving at SNA were estimated to be 22,000 direct jobs (or 19,500 direct full-time equivalent jobs), earning approximately $790 million in direct wages and salaries annually. Direct employment generated $1.5 billion in direct gross domestic product and $2.8 billion in direct economic output in the regional economy annually. The airport completed a $543 million expansion in 2011, allowing the facility to accommodate additional passengers.

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Get into the Green Scene


John Wayne Airport has one of the most stringent aircraft access and noise monitoring programs in the United States and the world. Noise abatement at SNA is carried out with utilization of a state-of-the-art noise monitoring system that enables SNA to track each and every one of the 200,000+ air carrier and general aviation operations that occur each year at the Airport. This also includes availability of Access and Noise staff who receive and respond to noise complaints, requests for information and concerns of the community. Construction of a Central Utility Plant completed in late 2010 provides chilled and hot water to the Riley Terminal complex allowing the Airport to greatly reduce its carbon footprint and provide its own electricity. The airport provides electric preconditioned air units for use by commercial aircraft and ground-based electrical power in place of jet-fueled on-board Auxiliary Power Units (APUs). The ground-based units burn about 10 times less fuel than APUs, resulting in lower costs and carbon emissions


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CAREERS AT SNA


SNA is a department of Orange County. Employment opportunities for the airport can be found on the County’s website below.
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Barry Rondinella

Airport Director

Website

http://www.ocair.com/

Address

John Wayne Airport, Orange County

18601 Airport Way
Santa Ana, CA 92707





John Wayne Airport originated as a private landing strip, built in the 1920’s by aviation pioneer Eddie Martin on Irvine Company land. In 1923, Martin founded a flying school and Martin Aviation, one of the nation’s oldest aviation firms. SNA became a publicly owned facility in 1939 through a land swap between the Irvine Company and the County of Orange. After serving as a military base during World War II, it was returned by the federal government to the County with the stipulation that it remain open to all types of aviation uses.

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The direct impacts of ongoing operations at SNA and of spending by visitors arriving at SNA were estimated to be 22,000 direct jobs (or 19,500 direct full-time equivalent jobs), earning approximately $790 million in direct wages and salaries annually. Direct employment generated $1.5 billion in direct gross domestic product and $2.8 billion in direct economic output in the regional economy annually. The airport completed a $543 million expansion in 2011, allowing the facility to accommodate additional passengers.

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  • John Wayne Airport has one of the most stringent aircraft access and noise monitoring programs in the United States and the world. Noise abatement at SNA is carried out with utilization of a state-of-the-art noise monitoring system that enables SNA to track each and every one of the 200,000+ air carrier and general aviation operations that occur each year at the Airport. This also includes availability of Access and Noise staff who receive and respond to noise complaints, requests for information and concerns of the community. Construction of a Central Utility Plant completed in late 2010 provides chilled and hot water to the Riley Terminal complex allowing the Airport to greatly reduce its carbon footprint and provide its own electricity. The airport provides electric preconditioned air units for use by commercial aircraft and ground-based electrical power in place of jet-fueled on-board Auxiliary Power Units (APUs). The ground-based units burn about 10 times less fuel than APUs, resulting in lower costs and carbon emissions


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SNA is a department of Orange County. Employment opportunities for the airport can be found on the County’s website below.