- New FAA Control Tower dedicated, doubling space for FAA tower operations. Modern radar and electronic equipment installed both in the tower and on the runway system.
- BWI selected by Piedmont Airlines as hub facility. Major flight expansion by the carrier begins July 15th.
- Pier D expanded from seven to 19 gates to meet Piedmont’s hub operation needs.
- New General Aviation Center opens on the east side of BWI to meet the needs of private and corporate aircraft users, includes an executive terminal, parking and hangar facilities and a 3,600-foot general aviation runway.
1983 – New Tower, Piedmont Hub, Pier D & A New General Aviation Center