Austin Executive Airport

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Coordinates: 30°24′00″N 97°34′25″W / 30.3999°N 97.5735°W / 30.3999; -97.5735

Austin Executive Airport
Austin executive terminal 2012.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerTravis County Field LLC
ServesAustin, Texas
LocationPflugerville, Texas
Elevation AMSL620 ft / 189 m
EDC is located in Texas
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 6,025 1,836 Asphalt
16/34 1,550 472 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations2,700
Based aircraft9

Austin Executive Airport (ICAO: KEDC, FAA LID: EDC) is a public-use airport located in unincorporated Travis County, 12 mi (19 km) northeast of the central business district of Austin,[1] and immediately southeast of Pflugerville. It was known as Bird's Nest Airport (FAA: 6R4) prior to 2011.

Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this facility is assigned EDC by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.[2]


Austin Executive Airport opened in 2011 with funding from Ron Henriksen, who also operates Houston Executive Airport. It incorporates the former Bird's Nest Airport, which operated for about 40 years on 134 acres (0.54 km2), and adjacent property purchased for the expansion. A new 6,025-foot (1,836 m) runway was constructed and the original runway was shortened from 2,700 feet (820 m) to 1,550 feet (470 m).[3] In February 2013, the new Runway 13/31 was awarded the 2012 Ray Brown Airport Pavement Award by the National Asphalt Pavement Association, recognizing it as the highest quality airport asphalt pavement project in the country.[4][5]

A different airport with a similar name was the Austin Executive Airpark (FAA: 3R3), located near Parmer Lane and Interstate 35. Previously named Tim's Airpark in the 1960s and 1970s, it was permanently closed on May 1, 1999.[6]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Austin Executive Airport covers an area of 585 acres (237 ha) at an elevation of 620 feet (189 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 13/31 is 6,025 by 100 feet (1,836 x 30 m) and 16/34 is 1,550 by 25 feet (472 x 8 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2013, the airport had 18,000 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 1,500 per month. At that time there were 93 aircraft based at this airport.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for EDC (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 30 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Austin Executive Airport (FAA: EDC, ICAO: KEDC)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
  3. ^ Wear, Ben (28 November 2010). "$33 million effort transforming once-grassy airstrip". Austin American Statesman. Retrieved 29 May 2011.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "J.D. Ramming Paving Co. LLC wins NAPA's Ray E. Brown Airport Pavement Award". 13 Feb 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-18.
  5. ^ National Asphalt Pavement Association. "Ray Brown Airport Pavement Award". Retrieved 2013-02-13.
  6. ^ "Austin Executive Airpark". Austin Explorer. Retrieved 29 May 2011.

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