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Airport Hours of Operation


General Aviation Center


0600 - 2200



Airport Administration


0730 - 1730 Mon -Thur

0730 - 1630 Alternate Fridays per Torrance City Hall calendar


Airport Operations


0600 - 2200



Noise Abatement


1300 - 1700 Mon -Thur



FAA Tower


0700 - 2000



Aircraft Departure Curfew Hours


2200 - 0700 Mon - Fri

2200 - 0800 Sa - Su


Telephone Numbers

Airport Administration


(310) 784-7900


Airport Operations



(310) 784-7914


Airport Fax


(310) 784-7930



Noise Abatement


(310) 784-7950





(310) 534-2847



Fire Dept.


(310) 781-7042



Fire Dept. - Station #2


(310) 781-7002



Flight Service


(800) 336-3980



Police Dept.


(310) 328-3456



Radio Frequencies


















Noise Abatement







The Goals of the Torrance Municipal Airport Are:

Safe operations to, from, and around the Airport.

Harmony among the diverse stakeholders in the Airport (lowest conflict possible between pilots
and community, regulatory and council satisfaction that the operation meets their goals). 

Efficient Administration (lowest operational costs coupled with the greatest productivity. The best return on resource allocation must be rendered). 


There are 500 acres of airport property. 140 acres are leased at commercial rates for non-
aeronautical purposes. A total of 360 acres are aeronautical. About 140 acres of the aeronautical land is open and partially used for agriculture. The Torrance Airport FAA tower is 56 feet tall.

General Aviation Center:

The General Aviation Center is located at 3301 Airport Drive, just west of the FAA control tower.  The GAC is the facility from which the City staff operates, and serves three main functions:

  • Airport Administration (Facilities)
  • Airport Operations (Airfield)
  • Noise Abatement

The General Aviation Center also includes a pilots’ lounge, pre-flight preparation room with satellite weather computer, and a meeting room, which is available for rental.  Tours of the General Aviation Center and the Airport are available upon request.


29R-11L 5,000' by 150' asphalt paving
29L-11R 3,000' by 75' asphalt paving 

33 Degrees  48 Minutes  12.09 Seconds  North Latitude
118 Degrees  20 Minutes  19.31 Seconds  West Longitude 

These two runways are capable of handling a maximum aircraft weight of 20,000 lbs. per wheel. The combination of length and weight capacity makes the runways near ideal for general aviation, but are not recommended for air carrier type aircraft. 

The airport is 101' above sea level, and is served by an FAA Control Tower. Modem navigational safety aids are in use to assure safe takeoff and landing operations.


Each takeoff and landing is considered an operation. Local operations are those which originate and terminate at Torrance. Transient operations are landings which were not preceded by a takeoff from our airport.

In 1980 there were 185,849 local operations and 170,143 transient operations (355,992 total operations). By the end of the decade local operations had fallen to 112,774 (-39 %), and transients to 130,550 (-23%), a total of 243,324 operations. The decline in operations from the 428.000 recorded in 1974 is even more dramatic. 


Noise has also declined over the years. Since the inception of the City's Noise Abatement Program, less than one half of one percent of all operations result in a noise violation. Types of aircraft that cannot meet the stringent noise controls are banned from the airport. 


The City owns 341 hangars. In addition, there are currently 85 independent hangars owned and
operated by private companies. 

Tie Downs:

There are a total of 173 tie downs, of which 137 are permanent City tie downs. 


The City limits based aircraft to 825 airplanes. Based aircraft does not include transient aircraft
which visit the field for a brief time, and which may be parked/tied down at an FBO site. Some types of aircraft are banned from the airport because they are felt to be "too noisy" and incapable of meeting the City's stringent noise ordinance.