NAIP aerial image, 2006
|Owner||City of Bessemer|
|Elevation AMSL||700 ft / 213 m|
Bessemer Airport (ICAO: KEKY, FAA LID: EKY, formerly 2A3) is a city-owned public-use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) southeast of the central business district of Bessemer, a city in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States. According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013, it is categorized as a reliever airport for the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.
Facilities and Aircraft
Bessemer Airport covers an area of 380 acres (150 ha) at an elevation of 700 feet (213 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 5/23 with an asphalt surface measuring 6,007 by 100 feet (1,831 x 30 m). An Instrument Landing System was installed in 2000. The airport received funding to expand the runway from 5,700 feet (1,737 m). A Civil Air Patrol squadron also operates from this airport.
For the 12-month period ending January 27, 2010, the airport had 102,600 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 281 per day. At that time there were 99 aircraft based at this airport: 70% single-engine, 20% multi-engine, 7% jet and 3% helicopter.
- FAA Airport Master Record for EKY ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective January 5, 2017.
- National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013: Appendix A: Part 1 (PDF, 1.33 MB) Archived August 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Federal Aviation Administration. Updated 15 October 2008.
- "Bessemer Airport (ICAO: KEKY, FAA: EKY)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 1 August 2010.
- Installation of ILS, Birmingham Business Journal, 19-May-2000
- Bessemer Airport as an alternative to Birmingham International, Birmingham Business Journal, 3-Sep-2004
- Birmingham Executive Aviation, the fixed-base operator (FBO)
- Aerial image as of 6 March 1997 from USGS The National Map
- FAA Terminal Procedures for EKY, effective June 18, 2020
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