Corporate Aviation

Richmond International Airport (RIC) is the premier provider of aviation services for private aircraft owned by corporations and other institutions in Central Virginia.

Corporate aviation departments, pilots and passengers value the full scope of services at RIC, including:

  • 24-hour security by Airport Police
  • Comprehensive on-airport Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) and EMT services
  • Takeoffs and landings managed by an FAA-owned and staffed control tower
  • A Category III B, ground-based instrument approach system that aids landings when visibility is limited due to weather conditions.
  • Convenient interstate access to the Central Business District and points across the metro area


RIC’s Master Plan update, completed in 2012, forecasts significant room for expansion well beyond the 20-year planning period. RIC has more than 300 developable acres of land that it currently owns and maintains, requiring no additional land purchases to meet current needs.

The FAA has designated Chesterfield County airport as a future reliever airport to RIC. Due to the current and projected capacity at RIC, support from a reliever airport will not be needed anytime during the next 20 years and beyond.

Companies or individuals who are interested in more information about corporate and general aviation services at RIC should contact Russ Peaden, Director of Airport Real Estate and Facilities, at