McKinney National Airport

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McKinney National Airport
TKI airport map.PNG
FAA airport diagram
Airport type Public
Owner City of McKinney
Serves Collin County, Texas
Elevation AMSL 585 ft / 178 m
Coordinates 33°10′41″N 096°35′26″W / 33.17806°N 96.59056°W / 33.17806; -96.59056
TKI is located in Texas
TKI is located in the US
Location of airport in Texas / United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 7,002 2,134 Concrete
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 83,000
Based aircraft 242

McKinney National Airport (ICAO: KTKIFAA LID: TKI), formerly known as Collin County Regional Airport at McKinney, is a public use airport located in McKinney, Texas, approximately 30 miles north of downtown Dallas.

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned TKI by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA[2] (which assigned TKI to Tokeen Seaplane Base in Alaska[3]).

The airport is used entirely for general aviation purposes and serves as a reliever airport for Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. It is owned by the City of McKinney and is home to many business aircraft including the fleet of several major corporations such as Texas Instruments, Electronic Data Systems (now HP), and Torchmark. It is also an air base for PHI Air Medical which provides 24-hour emergency helicopter ambulance service to the area. Currently, the only fixed based operator (FBO) on the field is the city-run McKinney Air Center. There are several flight schools located at the airport including Monarch Air, the North Texas Flying Club, and the Texins Flying Club. The airport also housed Civil Air Patrol Texas Wing 295th Squadron from 2013-14.

In 2012 a new 7,000 foot commercial-grade runway was completed that can handle routine operations by 1 of the 6 versions of the Boeing 767 (the 767-200) aircraft and reduced operations by larger aircraft. McKinney National Airport added a new 78-foot contract FAA air traffic control tower equipped with the latest in radar, radio and voice switch technology in 2011.

The airport also has on-site vehicle rental as well as US Customs services for international flights.

On November 1, 2013, the airport was purchased from Collin County by the City of McKinney for $25 million.[4]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

McKinney National Airport covers an area of 745 acres (301 ha) at an elevation of 585 feet (178 m) above mean sea level. The runway is 18/36 with a concrete surface 7,002 feet (2,134m) long by 150 feet (45.72m) wide and a weight-bearing capacity of 450,000 pounds double tandem. It is equipped with high intensity runway lights, MALSR approach lights to Runway 18 and MALS approach lights to Runway 36, PAPI lights for runways 18 and 36, a runway 18 ILS Category I approach and RNAV approaches to both 18 and 36.

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2012, the airport had 83,750 aircraft operations, an average of 229 per day: 99% general aviation, 1% air taxi and <1% military. At that time there were 221 aircraft based at this airport: 82% single-engine, 10% multi-engine, 7% jet and 1% helicopter.[1]

The airport is a controlled field with a contract FAA control tower open between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.


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