Charlotte–Monroe Executive Airport

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Charlotte–Monroe Executive Airport
Airport type Public
Owner City of Monroe
Serves Monroe, North Carolina
Elevation AMSL 679 ft / 207 m
Coordinates 35°01′08″N 080°37′13″W / 35.01889°N 80.62028°W / 35.01889; -80.62028
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 7,000 1,676 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations 56,100
Based aircraft 86

Charlotte–Monroe Executive Airport (ICAO: KEQYFAA LID: EQY) is a public use airport located five nautical miles (9 km) northwest of the central business district of Monroe, a city in Union County, North Carolina, United States. It is owned by the City of Monroe and was formerly known as Monroe Regional Airport.[1]

According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013,[2] it is a reliever airport for Charlotte/Douglas International Airport.[1]

Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned EQY by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.[3]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Charlotte–Monroe Executive Airport covers an area of 206 acres (83 ha) at an elevation of 679 feet (207 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 5/23 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,500 by 100 feet (1,676 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending August 20, 2008, the airport had 56,100 aircraft operations, an average of 153 per day: 91% general aviation, 7% air taxi, and 1% military. At that time there were 86 aircraft based at this airport: 82.6% single-engine, 11.6% multi-engine, 3.5% jet and 2.3% helicopter.[1]

As of October 18, 2007, the City of Monroe was requesting funding from state and federal sources for $25 million in improvements to Monroe Regional Airport. These improvements, to be finished by the summer of 2009, included extending the runway to up to 7500 feet, adding more hangars, and expanding the terminal.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for EQY (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 8 April 2010.
  2. ^ National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013: Appendix A: Part 4 (PDF, 1.61 MB) Archived June 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Federal Aviation Administration. Updated 15 October 2008.
  3. ^ "Charlotte–Monroe Executive Airport (ICAO: KEQY, FAA: EQY)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  4. ^ Torralba, Mike (2007-10-18). "Steps taken to issue bonds: Capital improvement package for $43 million covers airport, tower". Charlotte Observer. 

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