Ford Airport (Iron Mountain)

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Ford Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerDickinson County
ServesIron Mountain / Kingsford, Michigan
Hub forCSA Air
Elevation AMSL1,182 ft / 360 m
Coordinates45°49′06″N 088°06′52″W / 45.81833°N 88.11444°W / 45.81833; -88.11444Coordinates: 45°49′06″N 088°06′52″W / 45.81833°N 88.11444°W / 45.81833; -88.11444
Websitefordairport.org
Map
IMT is located in Michigan
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Location of airport in Michigan
IMT is located in the United States
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IMT (the United States)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
1/19 6,501 1,982 Asphalt
13/31 3,808 1,161 Asphalt
Statistics
Departing Passengers (12 months ending August 2019)22,190
Total Cargo (Lbs.) (12 months ending August 2019)480,000
Aircraft operations (2018)6,966
Based aircraft (2019)33
Sources: Ford Airport,[1] FAA,[2] RITA[3]

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,[2] in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The airport offers scheduled passenger service by one commercial airline, an affiliate of Delta Connection, 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.

It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a non-hub primary commercial service facility.[4]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Ford Airport covers an area of 720 acres (291 ha) 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.[2] 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.[5]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2018, the airport had 6,966 aircraft operations, an average of 19 per day: 62% air taxi, 21% commercial service and 17% general aviation. In November 2019, there were 33 aircraft based at this airport; 22 single-engine, 8 multi-engine, 2 jet and 1 helicopter.[2] 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.

Airline and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Delta Connection Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Top destinations[edit]

Busiest routes out of IMT (September 2018 - August 2019)
Rank City Passengers Carrier
1 Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota 11,810 Delta
2 Detroit, Michigan 10,380 Delta

Cargo operations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Ameriflight Ironwood, Milwaukee
FedEx Feeder Escanaba, Houghton, Milwaukee
Pro Aire Cargo Blaine, Green Bay

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ford Airport, official web site
  2. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for IMT (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. effective November 7, 2019.
  3. ^ Iron Mountain/Kingsfd, MI: Ford
  4. ^ "List of NPIAS Airports" (PDF). FAA.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  5. ^ "AirNav: Airport Information". www.airnav.com. Retrieved 2018-02-20.

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