At 7:00 a.m. on October 27, 2011, Oxnard Airport opened with a new landing distance of 5,500 feet.  This new distance, an increase of 924 feet over the previous landing distance, is important for the airport because it maximizes the available runway pavement for landing, enhances safety and brings the airport into compliance with FAA standards, all while minimizing any negative impacts to the community surrounding the airport.

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