Falcon Field Airport
Business Objective:
Falcon Field Airport
Mission Statement
Provide a safe, operationally efficient, public-use general aviation reliever airport that is a financially self-sustaining economic hub in the City and takes reasonable measures to be environmentally responsible and sensitive to the surrounding community. 
Desired Outcomes
  • Falcon Field is maintained as a first-class, safe and secure airport.
  • Falcon Field is a major economic asset for the City of Mesa that creates jobs for the community.
  • Falcon Field operates and makes improvements with enterprise and grant funds only and does not rely upon the City's General Fund.
  • The environment and quality of life of those affected by the airport is protected without adversely affecting commerce, trade, and recreation at the airport. 
                                                                                                                                                   Falcon Field Airport Performance Dashboard

Arizona Airport of the Year 2010 & 2018!
Honored to be named Arizona Airport of the Year in 2010 and 2018 by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).

Key Performance Measure: Airport Businesses
The number of businesses based on the airport.
Data was incomplete before 2017 because airport tenants self-reported & may not have included information about their business or sub-tenant businesses. Now airport staff visits every business at least once within a two-year period and updates the data after each visit.
Changes and new businesses so far in FY20-21:
  • Leopard Aviation expanded its flight training business and began operating at Falcon Field.
  • Lemac Aviation expanded its Falcon Field operations and moved into a larger office/hangar space.
  • RPM Design Enterprises replaced Timmy Shines Paint Shop
  • Flight Tap Room replaced Desert Eagle Brewery
  • GNC Enterprises, LLC replaced Impala Bob's & Bob's Pilot Shop

Key Performance Measure: Based Aircraft
The number of aircraft based at the airport, with the exception of transient aircraft and aircraft with no FAA-assigned 'N' number. 
  • Aircraft that are based at Falcon Field at least six months of the year are counted as based aircraft.
  • This data includes aircraft that are owned and operated by individuals as well as on-airport businesses. 
  • Data is obtained initially when tenants enter lease agreements/rental storage agreements.
  • Verification occurs at regular hangar inspections and visual ramp checks, and data is updated daily.
  • Based aircraft numbers change seasonally.
  • Inventory fluctuations of based aircraft occur with the number of on-airport businesses & aircraft they report.
  • Aircraft under construction or temporary foreign-based aircraft are not included.
  • From FY18-19 to present, higher demand for open & covered tie-down aircraft parking has increased based aircraft counts.  

Core Business Processes