Murfreesboro Municipal Airport

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Murfreesboro Municipal Airport
MBT Murfreesboro.jpg
USGS aerial image, March 1997
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator City of Murfreesboro
Serves Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Elevation AMSL 614 ft / 187 m
Coordinates 35°52′39″N 086°22′39″W / 35.87750°N 86.37750°W / 35.87750; -86.37750Coordinates: 35°52′39″N 086°22′39″W / 35.87750°N 86.37750°W / 35.87750; -86.37750
MBT is located in Tennessee
Location of airport in Tennessee
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 3,898 1,188 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Aircraft operations 40,380
Based aircraft 127

Murfreesboro Municipal Airport (ICAO: KMBTFAA LID: MBT) is a city-owned, public-use airport located two nautical miles (3.7 km) north of the central business district of Murfreesboro, a city in Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States.[1] This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation airport.[2] Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned MBT by the FAA,[1] but has no designation from the IATA[3] (which assigned MBT to Masbate Airport in the Philippines).[4]

It is the home of the Middle Tennessee State University Aerospace Department, which has one of the largest university Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) programs in the country, and their aircraft and simulators. Aircraft owned by MTSU include a Boeing 727, 19 Diamond DA40s, a Diamond DA20, three Piper PA-28R Arrows, two Piper PA-44 Seminoles, a Piper PA-18 Super Cub, a de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, and a Beechcraft King Air 200.[5]

The Murfreesboro Municipal Airport is one of the only general aviation airports in the State of Tennessee that does not receive tax payer money.[6] The money used to maintain the airport is entirely generated by leases and fuel sales.

In 2007 the airport won the Tennessee Airport of the Year award.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Murfreesboro Municipal Airport covers an area of 225 acres (91 ha) at an elevation of 614 feet (187 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 18/36 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,898 by 100 feet (1,188 by 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending August 31, 2012, the airport had 40,380 aircraft operations, an average of 111 per day: 99% general aviation, <1% air taxi, and <1% military. At that time there were 128 aircraft based at this airport: 111 single-engine, 16 multi-engine, and 1 ultralight.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for MBT (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. October 15, 2015. Accessed November 3, 2015.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A (PDF, 2.03 MB)" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Murfreesboro Municipal Airport (ICAO: KMBT, FAA: MBT)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved April 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Masbate Airport (IATA: MBT, ICAO: RPVJ)". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved April 24, 2012. 
  5. ^ "MTSU Aerospace: Airplanes". Middle Tennessee State University. Retrieved October 29, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Airport". City of Murfreesboro. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 

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