Huntsville Regional Airport

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Bruce Brothers Huntsville Regional Airport
Huntsville Municipal Airport
HuntsvilleTXAirport.JPG
Airport sign, July 2010
IATA: HTVICAO: KUTSFAA LID: UTS
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Huntsville
Serves Huntsville, Texas
Elevation AMSL 363 ft / 111 m
Coordinates 30°44′49″N 095°35′14″W / 30.74694°N 95.58722°W / 30.74694; -95.58722Coordinates: 30°44′49″N 095°35′14″W / 30.74694°N 95.58722°W / 30.74694; -95.58722
Map
UTS is located in Texas
UTS
UTS
Location of airport in Texas
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 5,005 1,526 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 21,400
Based aircraft 48
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Bruce Brothers Huntsville Regional Airport,[2][3] also known as Huntsville Municipal Airport,[1][4] (IATA: HTV[5]ICAO: KUTSFAA LID: UTS), is a city owned, public use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) northwest of the central business district of Huntsville, a city in Walker County, Texas, United States.[1] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[6]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and International Air Transport Association (IATA), this airport is assigned UTS by the FAA and HTV by the IATA.[7]

History[edit]

Aerial image of airport and Byrd, Holliday, and Wynne units - USGS 1995
Topographical map of airport and Wynne Unit - USGS 1976

In 2009 the Huntsville City Council had approved a name change of the airport from Huntsville Municipal Airport to Bruce Brothers Huntsville Regional Airport.[2] On May 28, 2010, the airport was rededicated in honor of two World War II veterans, Harry Joe Bruce and Reeves "Jeep" Bruce, who died during the course of that war.[3] The ribbon cutting was scheduled to be held on that day.[8] However, as of May 2013, it is still listed as Huntsville Municipal Airport by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Texas Department of Transportation.[1][4]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

The airport covers an area of 180 acres (73 ha) at an elevation of 363 feet (111 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 18/36 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,005 by 100 feet (1,526 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending July 31, 2011, the airport had 21,400 aircraft operations, an average of 58 per day: 79% general aviation, 20% military, and 1% air taxi. At that time there were 64 aircraft based at this airport: 55 single-engine, 7 multi-engine, and 2 helicopters.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f FAA Airport Master Record for UTS (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 2, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Ernis, Jay. "City airport named after Bruce brothers." The Huntsville Item. July 21, 2009. Retrieved on July 22, 2010.
  3. ^ a b "City Connection, Volume 6 Number 9." City of Huntsville. June 2010. Retrieved on July 22, 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Huntsville Municipal (UTS)". Airport Directory. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Airline and Airport Code Search (HTV: Huntsville)". International Air Transport Association (IATA). Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  6. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Huntsville Municipal Airport (IATA: HTV, ICAO: KUTS, FAA: UTS)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Minutes from the Huntsville City Council Meeting held on the 4th Day of May 2010" City of Huntsville. Retrieved on July 22, 2010.

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