Chandler Municipal Airport

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Chandler Municipal Airport
Airport type Public
Owner City of Chandler
Serves Chandler, Arizona
Elevation AMSL 1,243 ft / 379 m
Coordinates 33°16′09″N 111°48′40″W / 33.26917°N 111.81111°W / 33.26917; -111.81111Coordinates: 33°16′09″N 111°48′40″W / 33.26917°N 111.81111°W / 33.26917; -111.81111
CHD is located in Arizona
Location in Arizona
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4L/22R 4,401 1,341 Asphalt
4R/22L 4,870 1,484 Asphalt
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 100 30 Concrete
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 161,750
Based aircraft 333

Chandler Municipal Airport (ICAO: KCHD, FAA LID: CHD) is in Maricopa County, Arizona 3 miles (2.6 nmi; 4.8 km) southeast of Chandler, which owns it.[1] The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a general aviation reliever airport.[2]

Chandler Municipal is one of the nation’s 50 busiest general aviation airports. It adds to Arizona’s economy by bringing in more than $53 million annually. No airlines operate out of Chandler and none plan to in the near future.[3]

Most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, but Chandler Municipal is CHD to the FAA[1] and has no IATA code (IATA had assigned CHD to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona[4] - since redesignated by the IATA as AZA).


The airport covers 550 acres (220 ha) at an elevation of 1,243 ft (379 m). It has two asphalt runways:

  • 4L/22R measuring 4,401 ft × 75 ft (1,341 m × 23 m)
  • 4R/22L measuring 4,870 ft × 75 ft (1,484 m × 23 m)

It has one concrete helipad,

  • H1 measuring 100 ft × 100 ft (30 m × 30 m)[1]

The airport has built and improved a heliport facility, airport signage, and aircraft parking space by 10 acres with 90 tie-down spaces. These improvements were made over the last 6 years and cost about $7 million. The privately owned parking spaces are at 100% capacity. Affiliated Property Management is the name of the company/HOA that controls the privately owned hangars.

In the year ending April 25, 2011 the airport had 161,750 aircraft operations, average 443 per day: 98% general aviation, 2% air taxi, and <1% military. 333 aircraft were then based at the airport: 86% single-engine, 9% multi-engine, 3% helicopter, 1% jet, and 1% ultralight.[1]

Operations Data (takeoffs or landings):[5]

  • 2004: 233,219
  • 2005: 227,150
  • 2006: 268,093
  • 2007: 260,636
  • 2008: 254,267
  • 2009: 205,771


Flight schools:

  • Quantum Helicopters - Flight school and it offers rotorcraft flight training as well as charter flights.
  • Chandler Air Service - FBO and FAA approved flight school that offers training for all fixed-wing pilot certificates from private through ATP.
  • Wings 270 - Flight school located here that train pilots from private through instrument licenses.

Maintenance facilities:

  • Chandler Aviation - Offers a variety of maintenance services, parts, and accessories.
  • Performance Aviation - Offers all aircraft maintenance services.
  • Mesquite Avionics - Troubleshooting, repair, and installing of aircraft avionics
  • Aircraft Engine Specialists - Engine overhaul, prop-strike, over-speed, and other engine repair.
  • Flite Instruments - Provides aircraft instrument repair and overhaul.

Charter services:

  • Baha Bush Pilots - Provide information on private planes flying to and from Mexico and other Latin destinations.
  • Desert and Island Air Charter - Offers private airplane charters to over 500 southwest locations in Arizona, California, and Nevada.
  • Southwest Aircraft Charter - Charter and management company.

Miscellaneous services:

  • Aero-Zone, Inc. - Aircraft parts provider, moving to airport location in November 2012.
  • Downing Aviation Associates - Consulting and engineering contracting firm for aviation companies.
  • Softcom Products - Manufactures headsets and other accessories.
  • The Hangar Café - On-site eatery that offers outdoor seating for breakfast and lunch.

Flying Clubs:

  • Phoenix Flyers, Inc. - a non-profit, member-owned Flying Club based in Phoenix Arizona founded in 1958 with the goal of providing excellent aircraft at reasonable rates.


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for CHD (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on 2012-09-27. 
  3. ^ "Welcome to Chandler". Retrieved March 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Chandler-Williams AFB, AZ (IATA: CHD, ICAO: KIWA)". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved July 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ Federal Aviation Administration (Terminal Area Forecast)

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