Hanscom Field is a full-service general aviation airport and popular choice for business executives who want convenient access to Eastern Massachusetts and “America’s Technology Region” situated along the Route 128/95 and Route 495/3 corridors.
Located about 20 miles northwest of Boston in Bedford, Massachusetts, Hanscom Field plays a critical role as a corporate reliever for Boston Logan International Airport.
A Historical Perspective
Hanscom Field has been a major part of local aviation since 1941, when the Commonwealth of Massachusetts acquired 500 acres of land in the towns of Bedford, Concord, Lexington, and Lincoln. By 1943 the airport was leased by the Army Air Corps and named the Laurence G. Hanscom Field, in honor of the late Laurence G. Hanscom, a founding member and commander of the Massachusetts Wing of the Civilian Air Reserve. Military operations dominated Hanscom until it became a joint military and civilian facility in the 1950's.
By 1959, the Massachusetts Port Authority was formed and assumed control of the state land. In 1974, general operations and maintenance of the airfield became the responsibility of Massport and military operations declined to occasional use. Hanscom has since been managed as a regional aviation facility, whose major users are a mix of corporate aviation, private pilots, flight schools, commuter/commercial air services, as well as some charters and light cargo.
L.G. Hanscom Field
Civil Air Terminal
200 Hanscom Drive, Suite 315
Bedford, MA 01730
Tel: (781) 869-8000
Fax: (781) 869-8075