Tucson International Airport

IATA/ICAO CODE: TUS/KTUS
CITY: Tucson
STATE: AZ
COUNTRY: USA

AIRPORT CONTACT

Information confirmed as current by Airport Authority 2/2011

Name:
Jordan D. Feld, AICP
Title:
Director of Planning
Airport: Tucson International Airport
Address:


Tucson Airport Authority
7005 South Plumer Ave
Tucson, AZ 85706
Phone: +1 520 573 5115
Fax: +1 520 573-8006
Email:
jfeld@tucsonairport.org
Airport Web Site: www.tucsonairport.org

ELEVATION: 2643 ft
RUNWAY INFORMATION
Orientation
Length (ft)
Displaced
Threshold (ft)
Glide Slope(deg)
Width (ft)
11L/29R
10996
-
-
150
11R/29L
8408
-
-
75
3/21
7000
-
-
150
Check FAA Airport Diagrams for current information.

NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES
Aircraft departing runway 11R are required to attain at least 400 feet AGL prior to starting turn. (Procedure is in place, but not for noise abatement).

CONTINUOUS DESCENT ARRIVAL (CDA) - NONE

AIRPORT CURFEWS - NONE

PREFERENTIAL RUNWAYS
Preferential Runway Usage:
To minimize the impact of noise for residents nearest the airport, the FAA air traffic control tower at TIA follows a preferential runway use policy that keeps the bulk of aircraft noise over the less-populated desert southeast of TIA.

During daylight hours, and contingent upon weather conditions, pilots are asked to land from the northwest and takeoff to the southeast when using TIA's main runway 11L-29R.

During nighttime hours (10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.), preference is given to conducting arrivals from and departures to the southeast when wind, weather and level of traffic permit.

OPERATING QUOTA - NONE

ENGINE RUN-UP RESTRICTIONS
Engine run-ups should be performed on a specially constructed run-up apron at the southeast end of the airport, as far from populated areas as possible. The runup apron is shielded from areas around the airport by a dirt wall that absorbs and dissipates the engine noise.

APU OPERATING RESTRICTIONS - NONE

NOISE BUDGET RESTRICTIONS - NONE

NOISE SURCHARGE - NONE

NOISE MITIGATION/LAND USE PLANNING PROGRAM INFORMATION
Type of Program
Date Implemented
Status
Sound Insulation (Residences and Public Buildings)
1993
662 homes and one school completed.
50 homes (70-74 DNL),608 homes (65-69 DNL).
938 homes are yet to be completed and no sound insulation is provided to residents in <65 DNL contours
Purchase Assurance for Homeowners Located Within the Airport Noise Contours
N/A
N/A
Avigation Easements
1993
Participants must sign an avigation easement prior to receiving sound insulation.
Avigation easements requested on rezoning and plan amendments within the traffic pattern airspace.
Zoning Laws
1985 PIMA CO.
1990 City of Tucson
Sound attenuation required in 65 DNL contour on residential uses, places of public accommodation and professional offices. Day care prohibited in 65 DNL and above. Educational use prohibited in 70 DNL +.
Real Estate/Property Disclosure Laws
1999
State law requires prospective purchasers be notified if the property is inside the territory in the vicinity of a public airport as defined by the statue.
Acquire Land for Noise Compatibility to date
1985-2005
2650 acres of vacant land purchased to date
Population within each noise contour level relative to aircraft operations
1994

4770 (65-69 DNL)
500 (70-74 DNL)
0 (75> DNL)

Airport Noise Contour Overlay Maps
1994
Noise contour map
Total Cost of Noise Mitigation Programs to Date
1985-2005
$14 million from 1993 to 2005 for insulation program.
$15 million from 1985 to 2005 for land acquisition.
Source of Noise Mitigation Program Funding for Aircraft Noise
-
Airport Improvement Program Grants (25.3 million)
Passenger Facility Charges (2.8 million)

NOISE MONITORING SYSTEM - NONE

FLIGHT TRACK MONITORING SYSTEM - NONE

NOISE LEVEL LIMITS - NONE

STAGE 2 RESTRICTIONS
Stage 2 airplanes >75,000 lbs are prohibited from operating at airports within the 48 contiguous states.

STAGE 2 PHASEOUT
U.S. Stage 2 Phase out complete as of 12/31/1999 (CFR Part 91.801). Stage 2 airplanes >75,000 lbs are prohibited from operating at airports within the 48 contiguous states.

STAGE 3 RESTRICTIONS - NONE