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Renton Municipal Airport, Clayton Scott Field

FAA Cancels Tower Lease

(Renton Reporter 3-14-2014)

2013-2014 Winter Construction  - Updated  February 11, 2014

Boeing North Bridge Replacement Project - This project is resuming on Monday, January 20, 2014

Boeing had construction equipment problems that slowed their weekend pile driving effort at the North Bridge. All of the pile driving work was supposed to be completed this past weekend, but because of the equipment problems four piles still need to be installed.

 The Airport is allowing an additional day of construction for them to complete the pile driving work.

This Wednesday, February 12 Boeing will have their 120’ crane doing pile driving on the north bridge  from 0700 until 2200.


 Because of the crane’s proximity to the runway, and for safety reasons:

   1.      Runway 16 will be closed to landings; and

2.       Runway 34 will be closed to departures during this work window.

 Work will continue overnight and the runway will be fully available on Thursday starting at 0700.


All NOTAMs have been issued for this work. Please check them carefully.

This project originally began on June 12, 2013, and closed down in October for the 2013 year. Boeing Project Managers have just provided their construction schedule for 2014, which begins Monday, January 20, 2014.  Work during this period will consist of demolition of the old bridge and pile driving for the new bridge.  This construction work will affect runway operations.  See the attached schedule in a printable pdf format, or refer to the schedule below for runway restrictions:

To visit the Boeing North Bridge Replacement Project website, click here.

Runway 16 Closed to Arrivals/Runway 34 Closed to Departures, From 7:30pm to 7:00am

On the following dates:
January 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31
February 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12
, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 

Continuous Runway Restrictions (shown above) will be in effect from Friday, February 7, 2014 at 7:00am to Monday, February 10 at 7:00am

Complete Runway Closure on Sunday, February 9 from 5:00am to 1:00pm



Seaplane Base Dredging Project - Updated 01-14-2014

American Construction Inc. completed the dredging of the seaplane base last Sunday.  Approximately 18,000 cu. yds. were removed from the area surrounding the seaplane base dock and access area.  Later this year, more work will be done under this project to shore up the land along the seaplane base to prevent further erosion.



  Pilots flying into and out of the Renton Airport need to be aware of the Boeing North Bridge Replacement Project, taking place at the northeast corner of the airport.  A Displaced Threshold may be in effect on any day or night.  We try to keep the most up-to-date schedule of displaced thresholds on our website. Do not rely on the accuracy of this schedule.  Check NOTAMS instead.  The construction schedule changes often. 


 This project will not be complete until December 2015.  During the summer months (June thru September) of 2013, 2014 and 2015, there will continue to be large cranes installing pilings for the new bridge.  When these cranes are being used, we have to deploy displaced thresholds for landings on Runway 16.  

These temporary displaced thresholds are at the 500', 1,450', and 2,500' points south of the approach end of Runway 16.  Only one is displayed at time.  Most of the time, (7:30PM to 7:00AM local time), these displaced thresholds are in effect at night.  However, on a few weekends, they have been displayed all day and night.  When the displaced thresholds are deployed, it shortens the Runway 16 landing available distance.  This is why you see that NOTAMS, the ATIS, and the landing clearance includes "SHORTENED" phraseology.  These thresholds only affect landings on Runway 16.

 The full length of the runway is available for takeoffs on Runway 16 and takeoffs and landings on Runway 34.  We depict the displaced threshold to the left and right of the runway in the grass (large white plastic rectangles) which allows for the safety margin for landing on Runway 16, and also allows takeoffs and landings on Runway 34 for large aircraft .  

Please do not land short of the displaced thresholds! This is for your safety! 



Air Traffic Control Hours:

October – April       7 am – 8 pm
May – September   7 am – 9 pm 

The Renton Municipal Airport, owned by the City of Renton, is a general aviation airport which serves Renton and other nearby communities. The airport provides regional aviation services for air charter, air taxi, corporate, business and recreational flyers. It is also an FAA-designated "Reliever" airport, diverting general aviation aircraft traffic from Sea-Tac International Airport.

The airport is located approximately 25 minutes south of downtown Seattle to the northwest and Bellevue to the north, and is situated in the center of the regional transportation network that connects State Highways 167, 169, 515 and 900 to Interstate Highways 5, 405 and 90.

The Airport is used predominately by single-engine piston aircraft, and ranks among the top six airports in the State of Washington in terms of aircraft landings and takeoffs. The Boeing Commercial Airplane Company, located adjacent to the airport, manufactures Boeing 737 aircraft and uses the airport for their initial flights.

Seaplane (or floatplane)  operations from the Will Rogers-Wiley Post Memorial Seaplane Base, located at the north end of the airport along the shore of Lake Washington, also comprise a significant level of activity at the airport. The seaplane facilities include a floating dock and launching ramp, which make the Renton Municipal Airport one of the few airports in the Pacific Northwest where aircraft can land on wheels and depart from the water, or vice versa, if they have the correct equipment.

The Renton Municipal Airport is a Landing Rights Airport, with US Customs services available for both floatplane and wheeled aircraft arriving by water or by land.


FBO Services Provided by the following Tenants:


 Ace Aviation  425-204-0845
Boeing Employee Flying Association  425-271-2332
Clean Craft Detailing 206-979-7044
 Northwest Seaplanes, Inc.  800-690-0086
 Pro-Flight Aviation  425-228-9510
 Rainier Flight Service  425-610-6293
 WorldWind Helicopters    425-271-8441

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