Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport

Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport

Infobox Airport
name = Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport

type = Public
owner = City of Fort Lauderdale
operator =
city-served =
location = Fort Lauderdale, Florida
elevation-f = 13
elevation-m = 4
website = []
r1-number = 8/26
r1-length-f = 6,001
r1-length-m = 1,829
r1-surface = Asphalt
r2-number = 13/31
r2-length-f = 4,000
r2-length-m = 1,219
r2-surface = Asphalt
stat-year = 2001
stat1-header = Aircraft operations
stat1-data = 261,163
stat2-header = Based aircraft
stat2-data = 708
footnotes = Source: Federal Aviation AdministrationFAA-airport|ID=FXE|use=PU|own=PU|site=03194.*A, effective 2007-10-25]

Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport airport codes|FXE|KFXE|FXE is a general aviation airport located within the city limits of Fort Lauderdale, in Broward County, Florida, United States, five miles (8 km) north of downtown Fort Lauderdale. It is a division of the Community and Economic Development Department of the City of Fort Lauderdale.

The airport was built in 1941 to train Naval Aviators during World War II, and named West Prospect Satellite Field. In 1947, the federal government deeded the airport to Fort Lauderdale for use as a public airport.

The airport serves over 250,000 aircraft operations per year, making it the eighth busiest General Aviation center in the United States. The airport is designated as general aviation reliever facility for the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport by the FAA. The airport is a port of entry with a full service Customs facility. The airport also operates a 24 ARFF facility that meets the requirements of indexB, although the airport is not certificated under FAR Part 139. ARFF services are provided by Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue

The airport is home to two rare Florida native species of animal, the Gopher Tortoise and the Florida Burrowing Owl.

Facilities and aircraft

Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport covers an area of 1,050 acres (425 ha) which contains two asphalt paved runways: 8/26 measuring 6,001 x 100 ft (1,829 x 30 m) and 13/31 measuring 4,000 x 100 ft (1,219 x 30 m).

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2001, the airport had 261,163 aircraft operations, an average of 715 per day: 94% general aviation, 6% air taxi and <1% military. There are 708 aircraft based at this airport: 52% single-engine, 26% multi-engine, 16% jet and 5% helicopter.


External links

* [ City of Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport]
*PDF| [ Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport] |1.23 MiB brochure from [ CFASPP] (June 2007)

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