Houston Southwest Airport

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Coordinates: 29°30′22″N 095°28′37″W / 29.50611°N 95.47694°W / 29.50611; -95.47694

Houston Southwest Airport
Airport type Public
Owner James Griffith, Jr.
Serves Houston, Texas
Location Arcola, Texas
Elevation AMSL 68 ft / 21 m
Website www.HoustonAirport.com
AXH is located in Texas
AXH is located in the US
Location of airport in Texas / United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
9/27 5,003 1,525 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 46,381
Based aircraft 151
Sources: airport web site[1] and FAA[2]

Houston Southwest Airport[1] or Houston-Southwest Airport[2] (ICAO: KAXHFAA LID: AXH) is a public-use airport located in Arcola, a city in Fort Bend County, Texas, United States, 15 miles (24 km) southwest of the central business district of Houston. It is privately owned by James Griffith, Jr.[2]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Houston Southwest Airport is assigned AXH by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.[3]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Houston-Southwest Airport covers an area of 165 acres (67 ha) which contains one runway designated 9/27 with a 5,003 x 100 ft (1,525 x 30 m) asphalt surface. For the 12-month period ending January 27, 2006, the airport had 46,381 aircraft operations, an average of 127 per day: 98% general aviation, 2% military and <1% air taxi. At that time there were 151 aircraft based at this airport: 74% single-engine and 26% multi-engine.[2]

Business on the field[edit]

Houston-Southwest Airport is the home of several maintenance operations and flight schools. The maintenance facilities include Murmer Aircraft Services, Aeroplus Interiors, Parker Aircraft, LLC., and Aircraft, Cylinder, & Engine Services. Murmer Aircraft Services and Aeroplus Interiors work together to meet the interior refurbishing and exterior painting needs of light to midsize general aviation aircraft. Parker Aircraft, LLC., and Aircraft, Cylinder, & Engine Services specialize in light aircraft maintenance. The flight schools include Dutch Wings Flight School & Pilot Supply Store, Success Aviation, and Texas Tail Draggers.


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