Houston Executive Airport
|Houston Executive Airport|
|IATA: none – ICAO: KTME – FAA LID: TME|
|Location||Waller County, Texas|
|Elevation AMSL||166 ft / 51 m|
Houston Executive Airport (ICAO: KTME, FAA LID: TME, formerly 78T) is a public-use airport in unincorporated Waller County, Texas, United States. The airport is located 28 nautical miles (52 km) west of Downtown Houston. and it is in proximity to Brookshire. The airport is privately owned by WCF, LLC, which is based in Waller County.
Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned TME by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA (which assigned TME to Tame, Colombia).
The airport, which opened in January 2007, was funded by Ron Henriksen, an area businessman and pilot. Henriksen said that the airport's business plan caters to businesses based in the Energy Corridor area of Houston. Andrew Perry, the airport's executive director, said in February 2007 that the airport could compete with Sugar Land Regional Airport in Sugar Land, Texas and that the airport's proximity to Interstate 10 and Energy Corridor businesses were the airport's greatest advantages. Lance LaCour, the council president and chief executive officer of the Katy Area Economic Development Council, said that the group intended to promote and help increase business at the airport since the group believed that the airport could help the council attract new industries to its area and retain existing industries in its area. By June 2007 the airport has around 50 flight operations per working week and up to 80 flight operations per weekend block. Alan Clark, the transportation planning director for regional planning group Houston-Galveston Area Council, said that the data suggests that leisure travelers use the airport more often than corporate travel.
By June 2007 the airport started construction on a 48,000-square-foot (4,500 m2) service center. The center, scheduled to open in 2008, has a business center, a crew lounge, a 26,000-square-foot (2,400 m2) hangar, a weather briefing room, and other facilities.
Houston Executive Airport covers an area of 1,900 acres (770 ha) at an elevation of 166 feet (51 m) above mean sea level. It has one asphalt paved runway designated 18/36 which measures 6,610 by 100 ft. (2,015 x 30 m). Facilities include hangar space, Wi-Fi internet, crew lounge, rental cars, luxury crew cars, and 24 hour service.
- FAA Airport Master Record for TME ( PDF), effective 2008-07-31
- Houston Executive Airport, official website
- Great Circle Mapper: KTME - Houston Executive Airport
- Great Circle Mapper: TME / SKTM - Tame, Colombia
- "FAQ and Community Issues." Houston Executive Airport. Accessed September 6, 2008.
- Lee, Renée C., Helen Eriksen, Eric Hanson, Ruth Rendon, Harvey Rice, and Richard Stewart. "TRANSPORTATION / A flurry of airport expansions in the Houston region can serve corporate customers who don't like the hassles of airline travel." Houston Chronicle. Sunday June 17, 2008. Business 1. Retrieved on October 18, 2009.
- Eriksen, Helen. "HOUSTON EXECUTIVE AIRPORT / Katy EDC putting focus on new airport / Group sees site as important for business growth." Houston Chronicle. Thursday February 22, 2007. ThisWeek 9. Retrieved on December 22, 2009.
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- Houston Executive Airport
- "Construction of new Houston airport is ahead of schedule" (PDF). South Waller County Airport Media Release. January 2, 2006.
- FAA Terminal Procedures for TME, effective November 12, 2015
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