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Tacoma Narrows Airport (TIW)
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The Tacoma Narrows Airport (TIW) is a public 568-acre general aviation facility. TIW is located four miles west of Tacoma and one mile southwest of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Pierce County purchased the airport from the City of Tacoma in 2008. Used primarily for business jet travel and general aviation, it features an FAA contract tower and a variety of businesses, including fixed base operators, a restaurant—The Hub at Gig Harbor—and companies that offer flight instruction, scenic flights, maintenance and more.
The Tacoma Narrows Airport runway is 5,002 feet long and 100 feet wide. It is capable of handling all general aviation aircraft, from light sport to large business jets. Services available include:
We are available Tuesday - Saturday
from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
After Hours Emergency
Pierce County completed the Tacoma Narrows Airport Master Plan in 2015 with a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fund 90% of the study with Pierce County funding the 10% balance.
The FAA recommends that airports periodically update their master plans as conditions affecting airport operations and development occur.
The Tacoma Narrows Airport Master Plan serves as Pierce County’s strategy for development of the airport for the 20-year planning period and beyond. The plan is consistent with our long-term vision to be a major provider of transportation services and economic development for Pierce County and the surrounding region.
The master plan goals guide the County’s near- to long-term development for both airside and landside facilities at the airport. The following plan goals were identified in coordination with the County, public and other stakeholders:
Enhance safety and security
Support economic growth
These goals provided the framework for defining evaluation criteria used later in the study to evaluate the various development alternatives for the airport.
The goal of the TIW Master Plan is to provide a strategic framework for airport improvements that will create opportunities for economic development and capitalize on current airport infrastructure assets.
Key activities and improvements called out for implementation as part of the TIW Master Plan are/will be funded through a series of grants from the FAA, Pierce County and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). Funded improvements are dependent on all partners providing funding.