Cobb County International Airport - McCollum Field
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Cobb County is now open to the global market!

The first of its kind in the region, Cobb's U.S. Border and Customs Protection facility opened on June 25, 2015. International flights can now land directly in Cobb.

Cobb's first international arrival
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        Hangar Inquiries 770-422-4300

        Service Inquiries 770-422-4300

        Airport Administration 770-528-1615



Airport Overview
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Cobb County International Airport - McCollum Field is a major general aviation reliever airport for Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.

Located only 20 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta, it is convenient to most business and tourist destinations in the region.

The Airport offers first -class service to both business and pleasure aircraft through its full-service FBO. Pilots will find the longest general aviation runway in the metro Atlanta area at 6,305' long, recently reconstructed with concrete.

A full ILS and new High Intensity Runway Lights will assist the pilot in locating the runway in marginal weather conditions.

Aviation Division Facts:
• Runway 9-27   6,305' x 100' concrete
• Control Tower  (0700-2300 local)
• ILS Runway 27 (200'-3/4 mile)
• 300 aircraft based at airport
Executive Fixed-Base Operator
• Rental Cars Available
• Over 500,000 sq. ft. of hangar space



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Construction Updates (as of August 12, 2016)

North Apron and Taxilane Connector Project

The first phase of the four-month project will see the construction of a 350-foot new taxilane connector between the north apron and taxiway A between A1 and A2 to reduce congestion and improve safety of aircraft movements on the north apron. Then work will begin on 6 acres of pavement improvements, including rehabilitating and expanding the north apron between the restaurant and eastward to the control tower.

Contractor was on site this week looking at staging areas for material and equipment, as well as discussing possible routes for movement of equipment during construction. Discussions with the Contractor continue to expand the scope of apron work to include rehabilitation from the restaurant westward towards H&L Aircraft, and include construction of the Taxiway B6 Hold Apron. All this may be  possible due to the State offering additional funding.

Construction has not provided a start date yet. The activity is expected to begin in early September.
The first phase of work will be a new taxilane connector between Taxiway A and the North Apron (between A1 and A2). 
The Taxiway A1 connector to the apron and Taxiway A from A2 westward will be closed periodically during the 45 days of construction for Phase 1.


MALSF Project

A MALSF is the approach lighting system to be installed on the approach end of Runway 27 (east end of airport). The MALSF consists of a 1,700-foot-long array of lights. The runway lighting is controlled by the air traffic control tower from 0700-2300 and can be switched on by the pilot via radio when the tower is closed. MALSF system will consist of the following light fixture components:

  • - 7 light bars each with 5 steady burning white fixtures
  • - 5 sequence flashing white fixtures
  • - Threshold bar of 18 steady burning green fixtures.

During the three-month project, it will be necessary for the runway to be closed overnight for several nights as work is conducted near the threshold of the runway. Every effort will be given to provide a minimum of 72 hours notice prior to a 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. runway closing.


With the good weather the contractor is ahead of schedule. The Contractor has completed trenching and running conduit for electrical to 1,000ft of the runway. Next week will continue the trenching and running of conduit up to the runway and cleaning up the trenched area.   

NOTE Runway Closure: Currently runway closures are schedule for the week of Sept. 12 to Sept 16. The runway will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (local) starting at 10 p.m. Sept 12 (Monday) and will run continually from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day till 6 a.m. Sept 16 (Friday). This schedule is subject to change due to weather, equipment availability, and unforeseen site conditions.

Additional 3 night time runway closure period will be necessary towards the end of construction in November. More refined dates will be provided as the construction progresses


Master Plan Update

coverThe Airport Strategic Planning Board continues to review information on the Airport Master Plan Update. The Airport Board will advise the County on an appropriate plan for the future development of the airport. The Master Plan Update includes identifying needs over the next 20 years, evaluating potential development options, and identifying airfield improvements needed to meet FAA development/safety standards. Comments are welcome to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Airport Master Plan Update Highlights to Date
Airport Layout Plan Working Draft
Airport Master Plan Noise Models


Minimum Standards Update

It is the policy of Cobb County to operate Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field for the use and benefit of the public, in a safe and efficient manner. The Airport is made available to all types, kinds, and classes of aeronautical activity on reasonable terms and without unjust discrimination on a nondiscriminatory basis. The Airport Strategic Planning Board is currently reviewing and expecting to update the Airport Minimum Standards for Aeronautical Activity at the Airport. The current Minimum Standards were drafted in 2006. Comments are welcome to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Minimum Standards for Airport Aeronautical Activities (DRAFT 6-6-16)


Airport Strategic Planning Board
(Airport Advisory Board) Minutes

The 11 Member Airport Advisory Board assists Cobb County and the Cobb County Board of Commissioners (BOC) with the future development and use of the Airport by providing vision and suggestions.