CNO Announcement



VIDEO: CNO Runway Safety

Provided and published by the Federal Aviation Administration.


Chino Airport (CNO) in Southern California is a general aviation facility with a diverse mix of traffic and pilot experience. This video provides information for pilots flying into CNO, including runway incursion hotspots, wrong surface operations and flight training areas. By increasing awareness of the challenges pilots face on the ground, we can reduce the likelihood of runway incursions and maintain the safest aviation system in the world.

Chino Airport

Located at the Heart of the Southern California economy, Chino Airport (CNO) is found in the County of San Bernardino within minutes of Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties. It is the largest non-commercial airport with a 20-mile radius in the region making it a leading general aviation airport of choice for independent pilots, students and trainers and corporate users.

Within 30 minute driving area from Chino are many of the nation’s fastest growing and most profitable companies and highly sought out tourist destinations.

A base for business jets and air taxi services, Chino is home to three aviation groups that provide business aviation operations. Common to these businesses is a reliance on quality, time-sensitive and efficient transportation. 


Chino at a Glance
8R/26L: 7000’ x 150’
3/21:4919’ x 150’
8L/26R:4858 x 150’

Latitude/ Longitude:

Services available:
Fuel, Repair, Avionics

7000 Merrill Ave
Chino, CA 91710






January 4, 2021

The Chino Airport Administration Building A-550 is currently under construction. The improvements include a new ADA compliant restroom, updated pilots lounge and customer service window. We hope to conclude this project in early spring 2021. The office will remain closed through January 4th, however our administration team will assist you electronically through the iPad installed in the temporary lobby at A-550. Staff can be reached at (909) 465-5202 or you can send an email to

In addition, we anticipate beginning construction on the removal of an Underground Storage Tank located in the northwest quadrant of the airport. Beginning January 14, 2021 through February 12, 2021 the construction area will be blocked off with a temporary fence as shown in the attached exhibit.

Please feel free to contact Adrianna Ortiz, Airport Planner, at (909) 465-5205 or if you have any questions or concerns.





December 22, 2020

The Interim Redial Action Plan (IRAP) was approved by The Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board on November 4, 2020. More information about the IRAP can be viewed here




October 27, 2020

After the San Bernardino County Department of Airports received recent noise complaints by several residents near Chino Hills State Park, a 747 cargo carrier at Chino Airport (CNO) has agreed to alter its departure flight path from west to east, over an industrial area to mitigate aircraft reverberation in the surrounding area.

During this time of year, the CNO serves as a transport location for the automobile industry. Freight movers use CNO for just-in-time (JIT) inventory system deliveries for Detroit automakers and have done so for the past seven years. There is no time restriction on airport use.


“The cargo carrier noted that due to COVID-19 they have had to reduce the amount of flights to minimize crew exposure and as a result have increased fuel and cargo capacity on each flight,” said San Bernardino County Director of Airports James Jenkins. “By this change in the flight path, residents should not be as affected by these aircraft departures.”


Several residents in the vicinity of Chino Hills State Park reported unusual sound and vibration associated with a fully loaded 727 cargo plane that departed Chino Airport (CNO) early Thursday morning, Oct. 15 at 1:25 a.m.

For more information please email or call (909)465-5201.


October 19, 2020

Several residents in the vicinity of Chino Hills State Park reported unusual sound and vibration associated with a fully loaded 727 cargo plane that departed Chino Airport (CNO) early Thursday morning, Oct. 15 at 1:25 a.m. The San Bernardino County Department of Airports is reaching out to residents who complained about the disturbance.

“I have spoken to several residents about this and all were appreciative  for the contact and were primarily concerned the aircraft was in distress or that they may have been in some kind of danger,” said San Bernardino County Director of Airports James Jenkins.

During this time of year, Chino Airport (CNO) serves as a transport location for the automobile industry. Freight movers use CNO for just-in-time (JIT) inventory system deliveries for Detroit automakers and have done so for the past seven years. There are no restrictions imposed on the time of airport use and this aircraft was authorized to use CNO.

Cloud cover may have been a contributing factor to the sound magnification reverberating over the hillside, Jenkins said. 

More information will be made available if the cause is determined to be unrelated to the 727 cargo plane.

For more information please email or call (909)465-5201.


 August 2020






About 24 volunteers from San Gabriel Valley, Fullerton, & Los Angeles Chapters of the 99s met to paint this compass at Chino Airport this August.

Members of the 99s encompass all levels of women flying skills and expertise from beginning students to commercial pilots and instructors located all around the world. 

For more information, visit



May 12, 2020

Contact:  Department of Airports: (909) 387-8810


Press Release:


Natural Bird Control at CNO

The Department of Airports Chino Airport (CNO) location has been experiencing an issue with seagulls in the vicinity. In order to maintain the safety and health of tenants and the general public, the Department has contracted with Adam’s Falconry Service

The falconry service uses raptors to mitigate depredation problems. According to their website, they “use trained raptors to flush, haze or take birds…to reduce human/wildlife conflicts…such as preventing air strikes at airports.” 

The falconry service begins on Monday, May 11 and will run daily for two weeks and thereafter will service CNO on a weekly basis throughout the end of the year. 

For more information please email or call (909)465-5201.




As of Tuesday, February 18, 2020, Chino Airport has a new phone system and main number: 909-465-5201


Chino Airport has a New Phone System and Number as of Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

New main line: 909-465-5201

The San Bernardino County Department of Airports is replacing the outdated, stand-alone phone system at Chino Airport (CNO). The new phone system will incorporate CNO into the County phone system for better service and connectivity.

The new phone number will be 909-465-5201. Anyone dialing the previous number will get a message with all of this new information.

The CNO fax number will remain the same.

Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns at either the new phone number above, or the Department of Airports headquarters at 909-387-8810, or by email at



Attention All Pilots

One of Southern California’s oldest and most pilot-friendly locations, KCNO is focused on surpassing the expectations of visiting airmen and their charges.  Whether you are a GA owner, a corporate pilot, or learning to fly, meeting your needs is job one here.  From the traffic control system, to our physical layout, and our diverse community of FBO’s and service providers, we strive to exceed your expectations. 

Are you a Business Owner?

Whether your enterprise is tailored to the aviation community or you enjoy an aviation-based lifestyle, Chino Airport will make you feel right at home.  Beginning with its pre-WWII days as a military training base for pilots and ground service personnel, Chino Airport has been a haven for entrepreneurs and corporate ventures alike.  And you will be hard-pressed to find a more business friendly environment from any other airport administration. 

To Our Neighbors:

The staff and administrators of Chino Airport are committed to being a good and gracious neighbor with our surrounding communities.  We feel blessed to have such fine neighbors and place great emphasis on getting to know you all.  We hope you will feel welcome at all times and trust you will not hesitate to reach out to us, whether it be a phone call, a visit, or by following us on any of our social media platforms.  It is our intent to offer many opportunities throughout the year for you to attend events here, to get to know what we have to offer you, and to enjoy the rich environment commonly called General Aviation. 


Those with strategic interests in business and economic development will find a welcoming environment with principles that are welcoming, accommodating, and eager to negotiate.  Learn how you too can contribute to one of the fastest growing regions in the country. 


Chino Police Department:
(909) 628-1234
Chino Valley Ind. Fire Dist:
Dispatch: (909) 902-5260
Non-emergency dispatch: (909) 983-5911