Fort Smith Regional Airport
|Fort Smith Regional Airport|
|IATA: FSM – ICAO: KFSM – FAA LID: FSM|
|Owner||Fort Smith Airport Commission|
|Serves||Fort Smith, Arkansas|
|Elevation AMSL||469 ft / 143 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Fort Smith Regional Airport (IATA: FSM, ICAO: KFSM, FAA LID: FSM) is a public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) southeast of the central business district of Fort Smith, in Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States. FSM is governed by the Fort Smith Airport Commission as established by the City of Fort Smith, Arkansas. It serves the transportation needs of residents and businesses of Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma. The airport is a one-hour drive from Fayetteville, Arkansas, on Interstate I-540. FSM is served by Delta Air Lines and American Airlines. Both airlines provide one stop service to virtually everywhere in the world. It has a large population of corporate and general aviation aircraft. A full-service fixed base operator (FBO), TAC Air, provides service to general aviation, airline and military operators.
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 85,095 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 76,401 enplanements in 2009, 83,902 in 2010, and 84,126 in 2011. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year).
Since 1953, FSM has been the proud home to Fort Smith Air National Guard Station and the 188th Fighter Wing (188 FW), an Air Combat Command (ACC)-gained unit of the Arkansas Air National Guard. The wing currently flies the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft.
Air Traffic services are provided by the Federal Aviation Administration from an Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower and TRACON (Terminal Radar Approach Control).
The airline terminal offers efficient operational space, convenience of close to the door parking, complimentary Wi-Fi, wingback seating, and the restrooms were voted the America’s Best Public Restroom in 2005. The Fort Smith Air Museum is located within the airline terminal.
Facilities and aircraft
Fort Smith Regional Airport covers an area of 1,359 acres (550 ha) at an elevation of 469 feet (143 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways with asphalt surfaces: 7/25, the primary runway, is 8,017 by 150 feet (2,444 x 46 m) with dual instrument landing systems and can accommodate the largest aircraft; 1/19, the crosswind runway, is 5,001 by 150 feet (1,524 x 46 m).
For the 12-month period ending July 31, 2011, the airport had 41,990 aircraft operations, an average of 115 per day: 51% general aviation, 34% military, 11% air taxi, and 4% scheduled commercial. At that time there were 102 aircraft based at this airport: 53% single-engine, 21% military, 16% multi-engine, 10% jet, and 1% helicopter.
Airlines and destinations
The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service:
|American Eagle||Dallas/Fort Worth|
|Delta Connection operated by ExpressJet||Atlanta |
- FAA Airport Master Record for FSM ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
- "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009.
- "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.
- Fort Smith Regional Airport, official website
- Fort Smith Regional (FSM) at the Arkansas Department of Aeronautics
- Aerial image as of April 2000 from USGS The National Map
- TAC Air - Fort Smith Regional Airport, the fixed base operator (FBO)
- (PDF), effective November 14, 2013
- FAA Terminal Procedures for FSM, effective November 14, 2013
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