Carroll County, along with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA), completed an Airport Master Plan Update (MPU) in 2015 for the Carroll County Regional Airport. The goal was to create a plan for the future development of the airport that uses achievable airport improvements. Currently, there is one runway at DMW: Runway 16-34, which is 5,100 feet long. The 2015 MPU recommends the construction of a 5,500 foot replacement runway just west of the existing runway. This would help the existing and forecasted aircraft demand at the Carroll County Airport over the next 20-years. Then we would no longer need the existing runway.
The types of aircraft forecasted to use the airport over the next 20 years include the family of medium sized business jets, similar to the Challenger 605 aircraft. These types of aircraft typically hold from 8-12 passengers. However, there are no plans for large, commercial service jets to operate at DMW.
Several similar projects were also proposed, including the realignment of Meadow Branch Road west of the airport. This would help accommodate the replacement runway and to meet FAA-prescribed design standards for safety.
For more information on the proposed runway extension project, please contact Airport Management at 410-876-9885.