Ford Airport (Iron Mountain)
|IATA: IMT – ICAO: KIMT – FAA LID: IMT|
|Serves||Iron Mountain / Kingsford, Michigan|
|Hub for||CSA Air|
|Elevation AMSL||1,182 ft / 360 m|
Ford Airport (IATA: IMT, ICAO: KIMT, FAA LID: IMT) is a county owned, public use airport in Dickinson County, Michigan, United States. It is located three miles west of the central business district of Iron Mountain, in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The airport offers scheduled service by one commercial airline which is subsidized by the Essential Air Service program. It is also a hub for FedEx Feeder operator CSA Air.
Ford Airport serves the greater Dickinson County area which includes the cities of Iron Mountain, Kingsford and Norway in Michigan and the bordering Wisconsin communities of Aurora, Florence and Niagara. Its service area also includes portions of Iron and Menominee counties in Michigan and Florence and Marinette counties in Wisconsin.
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 3,998 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 5,475 enplanements in 2009, and 6,943 in 2010. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2015–2019, which categorized it as a non-primary regional commercial service airport (between 2,500 and 10,000 enplanements per year).
Facilities and aircraft
Ford Airport covers an area of 720 acres at an elevation of 1,182 feet (360 m). It has two asphalt paved runways: 1/19 is 6,501 by 150 feet and 13/31 is 3,808 by 75 feet. Runway 1/19 has approved ILS, GPS and LOC/DME approaches. In addition, the Iron Mountain VOR/DME (IMT) navigational facility is located at the field. 
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2014, the airport had 7,606 aircraft operations, an average of 21 per day: 27% commercial service, 57% air taxi and 16% general aviation. In 2016, there were 28 aircraft based at this airport: 22 single-engine, 4 multi-engine, 1 jet aircraft, and 1 helicopter. Both based and transient general aviation aircraft are supported by the fixed-base operator (FBO) Kubick Aviation Services.
Ford Airport enhances regional air travel safety by maintaining an Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) 'Index A' trained team and related equipment.
Airlines and destinations
The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service at this airport:
|Delta Connection||Minneapolis/St. Paul, Rhinelander|
|1||Minneapolis/St Paul, MN||9,970||Delta Connection|
|2||Rhinelander, WI||2,550||Delta Connection|
|FedEx Feeder operated by CSA Air||Escanaba, Houghton, Milwaukee|
|Pro Aire Cargo||Blaine(MN), Green Bay|
- Ford Airport, official web site
- FAA Airport Master Record for IMT ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective July 21, 2016.
- http://www.transtats.bts.gov/airports.asp?pn=1&Airport=IMT&Airport_Name=Iron Mountain/Kingsfd, MI: Ford&carrier=FACTS
- "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. External link in
- "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. External link in
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. External link in
- Essential Air Service documents (Docket Number OST-1999-5175) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
- Order 2005-5-14: selecting Skyway Airlines, Inc., d/b/a Midwest Connect, to provide essential air service at Iron Mountain/Kingsford, Michigan, Ironwood, Michigan/Ashland, Wisconsin, and Manistee/Ludington, Michigan, for a two-year period at annual subsidy rates of $602,761, $409,242, and $776,051, respectively ($1,788,054 in total).
- Order 2007-3-21: selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. to provide subsidized essential air service at Iron Mountain/Kingsford, Michigan, Ironwood, Michigan/Ashland, Wisconsin, Manistee/Lundington, Michigan, and Escanaba, Michigan for the two-year period beginning when the carrier inaugurates full service. The annual subsidy rates will be set at: $797,885 for Iron Mountain/Kingsford, $799,779 for Ironwood/Ashland, $957,978 for Manistee/Ludington, and $617,415 for Escanaba.
- Order 2008-1-13: selecting Mesaba Aviation, Inc., d/b/a Mesaba Airlines, operating as Northwest Airlink, utilizing 34-seat Saab 340 aircraft to provide subsidized EAS at Iron Mountain/Kingsford and Escanaba Michigan, at a combined annual subsidy rate of $2,251,767.
- Order 2008-8-14: re-selecting Mesaba Aviation, Inc., d/b/a Mesaba Airlines, operating as Northwest Airlink, utilizing 34-seat Saab 340 aircraft to provide subsidized EAS at Iron Mountain/Kingsford and Escanaba Michigan, at a combined annual subsidy rate of $2,870,236, for a new two-year period, beginning August 15, 2008.
- Order 2010-6-4: re-selecting Mesaba Aviation, Inc., d/b/a Mesaba Airlines, doing business as Delta Connection, utilizing 34-seat Saab 340 aircraft to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Iron Mountain/Kingsford and Escanaba, Michigan, for a new two-year period, at a combined annual subsidy rate of $4,181,068.
- Order 2011-11-30: selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., to provide essential air service (EAS) at six communities at the following annual subsidy rates: Brainerd, Minnesota, $959,865; Fort Dodge, $1,798,693; Iron Mountain, $1,707,841; Mason City, $1,174,468; Thief River Falls, Minnesota, $1,881,815; and Watertown, $1,710,324, for the two-year period beginning when Great Lakes inaugurates full EAS at all six communities
- PDF (39.8 KiB) from Michigan Airport Directory
- PDF (135 KiB) from Wisconsin Airport Directory
- Superior Aviation
- FAA Terminal Procedures for IMT, effective August 18, 2016
- Resources for this airport: