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Coordinates: 35°02′33″N 089°58′36″W / 35.0425°N 89.97667°W / 35.0425; -89.97667

Memphis International Airport
FAA airport diagram
IATA: MEM – ICAO: KMEM – FAA LID: MEM

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Location of the Memphis International Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Memphis - Shelby County Airport Authority
Serves Memphis, Tennessee
Hub for
  • Delta Air Lines
  • FedEx Express
  • SeaPort Airlines
Elevation AMSL 341 ft / 104 m
Website www.mscaa.com
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18C/36C 11,120 3,389 Concrete
18L/36R 9,000 2,743 Concrete
18R/36L 9,320 2,841 Concrete
9/27 8,946 2,727 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations 349,448
Based aircraft 64
Sources: FAA & airport website

Memphis International Airport (IATA: MEM, ICAO: KMEM, FAA LID: MEM) is a joint civil-military public airport located three miles (5 km) south of the central business district of Memphis, a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States. It is owned and operated by the Memphis - Shelby County Airport Authority.

Memphis International Airport is home to the main FedEx Express global "SuperHub", which processes a significant portion of the freight carrier's packages. Nonstop FedEx destinations from Memphis include scores of cities across the continental U.S., plus Anchorage and Honolulu, as well as numerous Canadian, Mexican, and Caribbean cities. Intercontinental nonstops include Paris, London, Frankfurt, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, and Tokyo.

Because of the FedEx Express "SuperHub", Memphis since 1993 has had the largest cargo operations by volume of any airport worldwide.

Memphis serves as a hub for Delta Air Lines, with routes to destinations throughout North America, as well as a daily nonstop flight to Amsterdam.

History


Memphis Municipal Airport, 1962, photographed from the then-new control tower.
Memphis Municipal Airport, 1962, photographed from the then-new control tower.

Memphis Municipal Airport opened on a 200 acre (0.8 km²) plot of farmland just over seven miles (10 km) from downtown Memphis. During its early years, the airport consisted of three hangars and an unpaved runway. Passenger and air mail service was provided by American Airlines and Chicago and Southern Air Lines. In 1939, four new carriers won route awards to serve Memphis: Braniff Airways, Capital Airlines, Eastern Air Lines, and Southern Airways.

During World War II the airfield was used by the United States Army Air Force Air Transport Command 4th Ferrying Group for movement of new aircraft from the United States to overseas locations.

The current terminal opened on June 7, 1963 and Memphis Municipal changed its name to Memphis International in 1969. However, the airport had no non-stop international routes until 1995, when KLM began service to Amsterdam. Currently, service to Amsterdam is operated by Delta.

FedEx Express established its freight hub in Memphis in 1973, and Republic Airlines established a passenger hub in 1985, which was absorbed into Northwest in 1986. In 2008, Delta Air Lines bought Northwest Airlines and rebranded the entire Memphis operation. Memphis now serves as a hub for Delta Air Lines. Prior to the Delta/Northwest merger, Memphis had been a hub for Delta many years after its acquisition of Chicago and Southern Air Lines. The original Delta hub ceased operations in the late 1970s and resumed on December 31, 2009.

Since 2009, the airport has also been a hub for small regional airline, SeaPort Airlines which provides single engine plane service to a number of communities in Arkansas through the Essential Air Service program. SeaPort Airlines is based out of the private aviation terminal not the main passenger terminal.

Facilities and aircraft


Old (left) and new (right) control tower at Memphis International Airport
Old (left) and new (right) control tower at Memphis International Airport

Memphis International Airport covers an area of 3,900 acres (1,600 ha) which contains four paved runways:

  • Runway 18C/36C: 11,120 ft × 150 ft (3,389 m × 46 m), Surface: Concrete
  • Runway 18L/36R: 9,000 ft × 150 ft (2,743 m × 46 m), Surface: Concrete
  • Runway 18R/36L: 9,320 ft × 150 ft (2,841 m × 46 m), Surface: Concrete
  • Runway 9/27: 8,946 ft × 150 ft (2,727 m × 46 m), Surface: Asphalt.

Note: Runway 9/27 has reopened for traffic, 30 November 2009, after nine months resurfacing. The new runway has a more durable concrete surface, and opened in time for the peak of the FedEx shipping season.

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2006, the airport had 392,883 aircraft operations, an average of 1,076 per day: 57% scheduled commercial, 34% air taxi, 9% general aviation, and <1% military. There are 110 aircraft based at this airport: 46% jet, 26% multi-engine, 19% single-engine, and 8% military.

The Memphis Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) is located on the airport grounds at 3229 Democrat Road, TN 38118.

Terminals, airlines, and destinations

  • Terminal A contains 23 gates: A1-A12, A14, A16, A18-A21, A25, A27, A29, A31 and A33.
  • Terminal B contains 42 gates: B1-B43 (B21 doesn't exist). Terminal B serves all international arrivals and requires travelers to pass through a TSA security checkpoint after clearing customs. This is required because the customs hall exits into the concourse instead of the main lobby.
  • Terminal C contains 18 gates: C1-C5, C7-C11, C12A/C12B, C14A/C14B, C16, C18, C20 and C22.
Airlines Destinations Terminal
Air Canada Jazz Toronto-Pearson C
AirTran Airways Atlanta A
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth C
American Eagle Chicago-O'Hare, Miami C
Continental Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines Houston-Intercontinental, Newark C
Delta Air Lines Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Cancún, Chicago-O'Hare, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Montego Bay, New Orleans, New York-LaGuardia, Orlando, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Tampa, Washington-Reagan
Seasonal: Cozumel, Fort Myers, San Diego, Seattle/Tacoma, Vancouver, West Palm Beach
B
Delta Connection operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Birmingham (AL), Chattanooga, Chicago-O'Hare, Fort Walton Beach, Gulfport/Biloxi, Huntsville, Jackson, Lafayette (LA), Lexington, Little Rock, Monroe, Montgomery, Nashville, Panama City, Raleigh/Durham, Shreveport, St. Louis, Tallahassee, Toronto-Pearson A, B, C
Delta Connection operated by Chautauqua Airlines Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Columbus (OH), Louisville, St. Louis A, B
Delta Connection operated by Comair Baltimore, Birmingham (AL), Charlotte, Dallas/Fort Worth, Jackson, Lexington, New York-JFK, Omaha, Philadelphia, St. Louis A, B
Delta Connection operated by Compass Airlines Boston, Charlotte, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Newark A, B
Delta Connection operated by Mesaba Airlines Austin, Boston, Columbus (MS), Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Fort Smith, Greenville (MS), Hattiesburg/Laurel, Lexington, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Tampa [seasonal], Toronto-Pearson, Tupelo A, B
Delta Connection operated by Pinnacle Airlines Amarillo, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Birmingham (AL), Charlotte, Chattanooga, Cleveland, Columbia (MO), Columbus (MS), Columbus (OH), Dallas/Fort Worth, Dallas-Love, Des Moines, Evansville, Fayetteville/Springdale (AR), Fort Smith, Fort Walton Beach, Grand Rapids, Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, Gulfport/Biloxi, Houston-Intercontinental, Huntsville, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Knoxville, Lafayette (LA), Lexington, Little Rock, Louisville, Lubbock, Madison, McAllen, Milwaukee, Mobile, Moline/Quad Cities, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Panama City (FL), Pensacola, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh/Durham, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Springfield (MO), Tallahassee, Tulsa, Wichita A, B, C
Delta Connection operated by Shuttle America Atlanta, Columbus (OH), Gulfport/Biloxi, Jackson, Tallahassee B
Delta Connection operated by SkyWest Airlines Milwaukee, Salt Lake City, Wichita B
United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines Chicago-O'Hare, Denver C
United Express operated by Mesa Airlines Chicago-O'Hare C
US Airways Charlotte C
US Airways Express operated by Mesa Airlines Charlotte, Phoenix C
US Airways Express operated by Republic Airlines Charlotte C

Private Terminal

SeaPort Airlines is based out of the Signature Air FBO.

Airlines Destinations
SeaPort Airlines El Dorado, Harrison, Hot Springs, Jonesboro, Kansas City

Cargo

Memphis is home to the FedEx Express "SuperHub".

Airlines Destinations
FedEx Express Many variable destinations across the United States and around the world

Military

The 164th Airlift Wing of the Tennessee Air National Guard is based at Memphis International Airport, operating the large C-5A transport aircraft.

Accidents and incidents

  • On 11 August 1984, Douglas C-47 N70003 of Aviation Enterprises crashed shortly after take-off from Memphis International Airport on a domestic non-scheduled passenger flight to O'Hare International Airport, Chicago. All three people on board were killed. A missing spark plug on the port engine caused a loss of power. Maintenance involving the removal of the spark plugs had been performed the previous day.


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Location & QuickFacts

FAA Information Effective:2008-09-25
Airport Identifier:MEM
Airport Status:Operational
Longitude/Latitude:089-58-36.0000W/35-02-32.7000N
-89.976667/35.042417 (Estimated)
Elevation:341 ft / 103.94 m (Surveyed)
Land:3900 acres
From nearest city:3 nautical miles S of Memphis, TN
Location:Shelby County, TN
Magnetic Variation:01E (2000)

Owner & Manager

Ownership:Publicly owned
Owner:Memphis Shelby Cnty Arpt Auth
Address:2491 Winchester Rd.
Memphis, TN 38116-3856
Phone number:901-922-8000
Manager:Larry D Cox
Address:2491 Winchester Rd.
Memphis, TN 38116-3856
Phone number:901-922-8000

Airport Operations and Facilities

Airport Use:Open to public
Wind indicator:Yes
Segmented Circle:No
Control Tower:Yes
Lighting Schedule:DUSK-DAWN
Beacon Color:Clear-Green (lighted land airport)
Landing fee charge:No
Sectional chart:Memphis
Region:ASO - Southern
Boundary ARTCC:ZME - Memphis
Tie-in FSS:MKL - Jackson
FSS on Airport:No
FSS Toll Free:1-800-WX-BRIEF
NOTAMs Facility:MEM (NOTAM-d service avaliable)
Certification type/date:I C S 02/2005
INDEX D ARFF EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE 24 HOURS PER DAY, 7 DAYS PER WEEK.
Federal Agreements:NGPY3

Airport Communications

Unicom:122.950 

Airport Services

Fuel available:100LLA
Airframe Repair:MAJOR
Power Plant Repair:MAJOR
Bottled Oxygen:NONE
Bulk Oxygen:HIGH/LOW

Runway Information

Runway 09/27

Dimension:8946 x 150 ft / 2726.7 x 45.7 m
Surface:ASPH, Good Condition
Surface Treatment:Saw-cut or plastic Grooved
Weight Limit:Single wheel: 125000 lbs.
Dual wheel: 178000 lbs.
Dual tandem wheel: 602000 lbs.
Dual dual tandem wheel: 870000 lbs.
SINGLE-BELLY TWIN TANDEM LANDING GEAR - 621.
SINGLE-BELLY TWIN TANDEM LANDING GEAR - 621.
SINGLE-BELLY TWIN TANDEM LANDING GEAR - 621.
Edge Lights:High
 

Runway 09

Runway 27

Longitude:089-59-08.6301W089-57-21.0834W
Latitude:35-03-31.0441N35-03-28.0125N
Elevation:253.00 ft292.00 ft
Alignment:92127
ILS Type:ILS ILS
Traffic Pattern:LeftLeft
Markings:Precision instrument, Good ConditionPrecision instrument, Good Condition
Crossing Height:0.00 ft65.00 ft
VASI:4-light PAPI on left side
Visual Glide Angle:0.00°3.00°
RVR Equipment:touchdown, rollouttouchdown, rollout
Approach lights:MALSRMALSR
Obstruction:28 ft pole, 1300.0 ft from runway, 600 ft left of centerline, 37:1 slope to clear33 ft pole, 1450.0 ft from runway, 300 ft right of centerline, 37:1 slope to clear

Runway 18C/36C

Dimension:11120 x 150 ft / 3389.4 x 45.7 m
Surface:CONC, Good Condition
Surface Treatment:Saw-cut or plastic Grooved
Weight Limit:Single wheel: 125000 lbs.
Dual wheel: 210000 lbs.
Dual tandem wheel: 458000 lbs.
Dual dual tandem wheel: 873000 lbs.
SINGLE-BELLY TWIN TANDEM LANDING GEAR - 621.
SINGLE-BELLY TWIN TANDEM LANDING GEAR - 621.
SINGLE-BELLY TWIN TANDEM LANDING GEAR - 621.
Edge Lights:High
 

Runway 18C

Runway 36C

Longitude:089-58-34.2145W089-58-31.8952W
Latitude:35-03-16.5393N35-01-26.5805N
Elevation:271.00 ft341.00 ft
Alignment:127127
ILS Type:ILS ILS/DME
Traffic Pattern:LeftRight
Markings:Precision instrument, Good ConditionPrecision instrument, Good Condition
RVR Equipment:touchdown, midfield, rollouttouchdown, midfield, rollout
Approach lights:MALSRALSF2
Centerline Lights:YesYes
Touchdown Lights:YesYes
Obstruction:65 ft pole, 2595.0 ft from runway, 803 ft right of centerline, 37:1 slope to clear12 ft ant, 750.0 ft from runway, 500 ft left of centerline, 47:1 slope to clear

Runway 18L/36R

Dimension:9000 x 150 ft / 2743.2 x 45.7 m
Surface:CONC, Good Condition
Surface Treatment:Saw-cut or plastic Grooved
Weight Limit:Single wheel: 125000 lbs.
Dual wheel: 210000 lbs.
Dual tandem wheel: 458000 lbs.
Dual dual tandem wheel: 873000 lbs.
SINGLE-BELLY TWIN TANDEM LANDING GEAR - 621.
SINGLE-BELLY TWIN TANDEM LANDING GEAR - 621.
SINGLE-BELLY TWIN TANDEM LANDING GEAR - 621.
Edge Lights:High
 

Runway 18L

Runway 36R

Longitude:089-58-22.6251W089-58-20.7538W
Latitude:35-02-55.7386N35-01-26.7372N
Elevation:278.00 ft335.00 ft
Alignment:127127
ILS Type:ILS/DME ILS/DME
Traffic Pattern:LeftLeft
Markings:Precision instrument, Good ConditionPrecision instrument, Good Condition
RVR Equipment:touchdown, midfield, rollouttouchdown, midfield, rollout
Approach lights:MALSRALSF2
ALSF2 UNMONITORED.
Centerline Lights:YesYes
Touchdown Lights:YesYes
Obstruction:, 50:1 slope to clear18 ft ant, 750.0 ft from runway, 400 ft left of centerline, 31:1 slope to clear

Runway 18R/36L

Dimension:9320 x 150 ft / 2840.7 x 45.7 m
Surface:CONC, Good Condition
Surface Treatment:Saw-cut or plastic Grooved
Weight Limit:Single wheel: 125000 lbs.
Dual wheel: 210000 lbs.
Dual tandem wheel: 458000 lbs.
Dual dual tandem wheel: 873000 lbs.
SINGLE-BELLY TWIN TANDEM LANDING GEAR - 621.
SINGLE-BELLY TWIN TANDEM LANDING GEAR - 621.
SINGLE-BELLY TWIN TANDEM LANDING GEAR - 621.
Edge Lights:High
 

Runway 18R

Runway 36L

Longitude:089-59-14.7937W089-59-12.8137W
Latitude:35-02-58.1603N35-01-25.9845N
Elevation:288.00 ft321.00 ft
Alignment:127127
ILS Type:ILS ILS/DME
Traffic Pattern:RightLeft
Markings:Precision instrument, Good ConditionPrecision instrument, Good Condition
VASI:4-light PAPI on left side
RVR Equipment:touchdown, midfield, rollouttouchdown, midfield, rollout
Approach lights:MALSRALSF2
Centerline Lights:YesYes
Touchdown Lights:YesYes
Obstruction:, 50:1 slope to clear21 ft road, 1020.0 ft from runway, 600 ft right of centerline, 39:1 slope to clear
Decleard distances:Take off run available 9320.00 ft
Take off distance available 9320.00 ft
Actual stop distance available 9320.00 ft
Landing distance available 9127.00 ft
Take off run available 9320.00 ft
Take off distance available 9320.00 ft
Actual stop distance available 9320.00 ft
Landing distance available 9320.00 ft

Radio Navigation Aids

ID Type Name Ch Freq Var Dist
MENDBElvis287.0001E4.8 nm
OLVNDBOlive Branch275.0001E10.0 nm
SPQNDBSpain414.0004E10.2 nm
AWMNDBWest Memphis362.0001E13.9 nm
MIGNDBMillington232.0004E14.4 nm
FYENDBSomerville255.0000E30.4 nm
COONDBCovington326.0002E38.0 nm
BPWNDBOsceola239.0002E39.1 nm
FCYNDBForrest City332.0001E39.7 nm
HEENDBThompson-robbins251.0001E44.6 nm
BAVNDBHardeman404.0001E47.1 nm
GQEVOR/DMEGilmore077X113.0004E30.7 nm
UJMVOR/DMEMarvell033X109.6001E44.4 nm
MEMVORTACMemphis122X117.5001E1.7 nm
HLIVORTACHolly Springs071X112.4003E28.8 nm
MEMVOTMemphis Metropolitn111.000.5 nm

Remarks

  • PORTIONS OF TWY A EAST OF TWY A1 NOT VISIBLE FM ATCT.
  • BOEING 727 MODEL ACFT PROHIBITED FM TAXIING SOUTHBOUND ON TWY B BTN TWY V & RY 27 WHEN RY 27 IS ACTV.
  • TWY N NORTH OF TWY V, TWY C NORTH OF TWY V AND TWY S NORTH OF TWY V DESIGNATED AS NON-MOVEMENT AREAS.
  • LARGE & HEAVY EASTBOUND ACFT ON TWY V FOR RY 27 HOLD SHORT AT MINIMUM THRUST AREA SIGN.
  • PPR FOR TAXI CLNC ON TWY 'N' NORTH OF TWY 'V', TWY 'S' NORTH TWY 'V', AND TWY 'C' NORTH OF TWY 'V' CTC FEDEX RAMP ATCT ON FREQ 131.5.
  • IF POSSIBLE ALL ACFT CONDUCT GROUND OPNS WITH TRANSPONDERS ON.
  • TWY V BETWEEN TWY B AND AER 27 RESTRICTED TO ACFT WITH WINGSPANS OF 171 FT 6 INCHES OR LESS.
  • TWY V BTN TWY S TWY Y RESTRICTED TO ACFT WITH TAIL HEIGHTS LESS THAN 65 FT 10 INCHES.
  • ANG-PPR DSN 726-7131, C901-291-7131. OPER 1245-2215Z MON - FRI AND CLSD ALT MON & HOL DUE TO ALTERNATE WORK SKED. TSNT ACFT MAINT NOT AVBL. REFUEL SVC FOR OTR THAN C5 ACFT RQR QUALIFIED CREW CHIEF OR CREWMEMBERS. NON-C5 ACFT SUPPORT PRVDD BY CONTRACT FBO ON FLD.
  • CTC RAMP CONTROL ON 121.8 FOR ENTRY ON TO ANG RAMP. ANG FREQS 138.95 341.75. AFTER HRS CTC COMMAND POST AT DSN 726-7148 OR SECURITY FORCES AT DSN 726-7101.
  • READ BACK ALL HOLD SHORT INSTRUCTIONS REQURED.
  • MILITARY ACFT WITH WINGSPANS GREATER THAN 171 FT SHOULD NOT TAXI ON TWY N BTWN TWY M7 AND TWY T NOR ON TWY J NORTH OF TWY C3.
  • ARPT CLSD TO C5 AND LARGER EXC PPR ARPT MGR 901-922-8117.
  • CTC FED EX RAMP AT 121.8 AT SPOT 10 FOR ENTRY ON TO ANG RAMP.
  • ANG: BASH PHASE TWO PERIOD ACTIVE FROM SEPTEMBER THROUGH MARCH.
  • ALL TRANSIENT ACFT RQR -FOLLOW ME- ASSIST ENTERING ANG RAMP. USE OF ANG RAMP RQRS PPR V966-8131 -FOR OFFICIAL BUSINESS ONLY-.
  • HELICOPTER OPERATIONS PROHIBITED TO/FROM TERMINAL BUILDING.
  • LARGE FLOCKS OF BIRDS INVOF ARPT.

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General Info
Country United States
State TENNESSEE
FAA ID MEM
Latitude 35-02-32.700N
Longitude 089-58-36.000W
Elevation 341 feet
Near City MEMPHIS


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