Airport Economic Development/Properties

Reno-Stead Airport (RTS) Offers

The Reno-Stead Airport is a 5,000 acre general aviation facility that serves as a reliever airport for Reno-Tahoe International Airport.  Approximately 200 aircraft are based at Reno-Stead.  This award winning airfield earned a well-deserved Airport Safety Award in 2006 from the Federal Aviation Administration in recognition of its safety enhancements, tenant relations, and community outreach.

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Located approximately 15 miles north of Reno, Reno-Stead Airport is working to develop itself as a major economic hub in the north valley. Recent improvements have included a new Air Tanker Facility opened by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as well as 9,000 feet of new runway and upgrades to runway lighting.

The RTAA intends to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) in the first quarter of 2021 for an aeronautical development opportunity on approximately 30 acres of land commonly known as the West End Flight Lines.  For more information regarding this opportunity at the Reno- Stead Airport, please contact Aurora Ritter, Manager of Airport Economic Development, at 775-328-6487 or





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