Orange County
123 South 6th Street
Orange, Texas  77630

Office Address:
2640 South Highway 87
Orange, Texas  77630
Phone: 409-882-7861
Fax: 409-882-5315

Airport History

The Orange County Airport was first constructed in 1946 on a portion of 450 acres owned by Mr. Edger Brown, Jr.  This airport consisted of four (4) turf runways 130' wide, ranging in length from 3,200' to 5,000' and a 100' x 120' aircraft storage hangar.  The Airport operated in this manner until 1973 when the County purchased the airport and an approximate 84 acres adjacent to the original property, increasing the total acreage to 534.  In this same year, the primary runway, Runway 4/22, was paved and lighted (75' x 3,800'), and a 120' x 200' apron and connecting taxiway was constructed.

Over the intervening years, with the help of TxDOT, the Airport has continued to add and maintain necessary pavement and other amenities to keep the Aiport a first class facility.  Today, the Airport consists of approximately 385 acres, bases approximately 30 aircraft, and maintains two (2) runways.

Airport Location and Access

Orange County Airport is three (3) miles southwest of the Orange Central Business District, 115 miles east of Houston, and 240 miles west of New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Airport experiences an estimated 11,000 annual operations.

Direct access to the Airport and terminal area is provided by the airport entrance road via Texas State Highway 87.  The published airport elevation is 12 feet above mean sea level, with airfield coordinates of 30° 04' 06.425" N 93° 48.473" W.

Airside Facilities

Runways:  The airport consists of two runways:  the primary runway, Runway 4/22, is asphalt that is 5,500 feet in length and 75 feet in width, the secondary runway, Runway 13/31, is a visual turf runway that is 3,000 feet in length and 50 feet in width.

Taxiways:  A full-length parallel taxiway and its five (5) connectors associated with Runway 4/22.  Each taxiway is 35 feet in width and provides access from the runway to the various landside aircraft use areas.

Aprons:  The airport consists of two aprons:  the large parking asphalt apron for based and/or itinerant aircraft provides approximately 113,000 square feet (2.6 acres) or parking and maneuvering space and is located west and adjacent to the terminal buidling; a second apron, just east of the terminal building, has approximately 20,000 square feet of space.

Landside Facilities

Terminal Building:  The terminal  building, constructed in 1999, consists of approximately 3,000 square feet of space.  The terminal provides a lounge area, restrooms, and Airport Supervisor's office, flight planning room, a meeting room, and the FBO office.

Fixed Based Operator (FBO): The current FBO on the field is Sabine Aviation. Sabine Aviation provides various services for both based and itinerant aircraft, which range from fueling to catering to local transportation needs.

Fuel Facility: The aviation fuel tanks include a Jet-A storage unit and an AVGAS/100LL storage unit located on the southeast corner of the tie-down apron. A self-serve dispenser is provided. The fuel tanks are owned by the airport but the fuel is owned and purchased by the FBO. The FBO owns and utilizes two mobile fuel units for dispensing fuel to aircraft at various points on the airport.

Missy Pillsbury, Airport Supervisor