Chester Catawba Regional Airport

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Chester Catawba Regional Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerCounty of Chester
ServesChester, South Carolina
Elevation AMSL656 ft / 200 m
Coordinates34°47′22″N 081°11′45″W / 34.78944°N 81.19583°W / 34.78944; -81.19583
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 4,998 1,523 Asphalt
17/35 5,000 1,524 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations8,400
Based aircraft31

Chester Catawba Regional Airport (ICAO: KDCM, FAA LID: DCM, formerly 9A6) is a county-owned public-use airport located five nautical miles (9 km) north of the central business district of Chester, a city in Chester County, South Carolina, United States.[1] The airport is technically a "regional" airport, but the airport does not have a scheduled air service; it is mainly for the use of private aircraft for residents of Chester County. According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013, it is categorized as a general aviation facility.[2]

Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this facility is assigned DCM by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA[3] (which assigned DCM to Mazamet Airport in Castres, France[4]).

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Chester Catawba Regional Airport covers an area of 1,047 acres (424 ha) at an elevation of 656 feet (200 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 5/23 is 4,998 by 100 feet (1,523 x 30 m) and 17/35 is 5,000 by 100 feet (1,524 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending August 27, 2009, the airport had 8,400 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 23 per day. At that time there were 31 aircraft based at this airport: 97% single-engine and 3% multi-engine.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for DCM (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 3 June 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. ^ "Chester Catawba Regional (ICAO: KDCM, FAA: DCM)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 23 June 2010.
  4. ^ "Castres, France - Mazamet - (IATA: DCM, ICAO: LFCK)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 23 June 2010.

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