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Aviation
The Aviation Division is responsible for marketing, developing and managing the Gwinnett County Airport, Briscoe Field, for the use and benefit of the county and general public. In this regard, it must direct and monitor the maintenance of the airport so that the facility will be in an orderly, safe and operational condition that conforms to all federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Additionally, the Airport is involved on a national level with other Reliever Airports in the United States in the development and review of federal and state programs affecting aviation and airports. The division develops standards, fees, rates and charges for tenants, as well as maintains the airport emergency plan.

Gwinnett County Airport
Briscoe Field (LZU)

Gwinnett County Airport is located on approximately 500 acres just one mile northeast of the city of Lawrenceville. Briscoe Field is surrounded by industrial areas to the south and west, the Gwinnett Progress Center to the north, and the Alcovy River to the east. The airport consists of a single 6,021-foot-long by 100-foot-wide runway capable of handling all light general aviation and most corporate jet aircraft in operation today.

In 1991, Gwinnett County Airport completed a $25 million series of improvements which included the expansion of airport property to the current 500 acres, construction of the current runway and parallel taxiway, and installation of an Instrument Landing System (ILS) on Runway 25. We are also equipped with a Level III AWOS system and an air traffic control tower.

Gwinnett County Airport is served by two Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) operating at the airport. Landmark Aviation is located on the north apron and can be reached from 6:00am to midnight daily at 770.995.5592. Aircraft Specialists is located on the south apron and can be reached from 6:30am to 10:30pm daily at 770.277.9000. Both FBOs provide an excellent level of service to their users.

The tower is opened daily between the hours of 7:00am and 9:00pm. During this time, pilots can contact the tower using 124.10 as the tower frequency and 121.80 as the ground control frequency. After hours, 124.10 becomes the Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF). Pilots can also dial into the AWOS for weather information using 132.275.

Gwinnett County Airport is governed by the Airport Authority. This five-member board meets on the second Thursday of every month at 6:00pm.

Gwinnett County Airport
600 Briscoe Blvd.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Office: 770.822.5196
Fax: 770.822.5199


Airport Authority Agendas & Minutes
To view Airport Authority Agendas and Minutes click here.

Driving directions to Gwinnett County Airport/Briscoe Field
  • Take I-85 North to Highway 316 (splits to the right)
  • Continue on GA-316 East towards Athens/Lawrenceville
  • Turn right on Hi-Hope Road
  • The first road to the left is Airport Road

Commissioners reject airport privatization proposal
The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners moved to reject a public-private partnership for the lease, operation, and improvement of Gwinnett County Airport-Briscoe Field during its June 5 business session. The board also moved to withdraw the preliminary application to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), pursuant to the FAA’s Airport Privatization Pilot Program. In a letter dated July 5, the FAA confirmed the removal of Briscoe Field from the privatization program.

These actions cease all efforts for potential privatization and commercialization of the Briscoe Field airport. 

Letter from Gwinnett County to the FAA
Letter from the FAA to Gwinnett County


Response to RP039-11

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