Bert Mooney Airport

Bert Mooney Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Bert Mooney Airport Authority
Serves Butte, Montana
Elevation AMSL 5,550 ft / 1,692 m
Coordinates 45°57′17″N 112°29′51″W / 45.95472°N 112.49750°W / 45.95472; -112.49750Coordinates: 45°57′17″N 112°29′51″W / 45.95472°N 112.49750°W / 45.95472; -112.49750

Location in Montana

Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 9,001 2,744 Asphalt
11/29 5,100 1,554 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Aircraft operations 24,006
Based aircraft 36

Bert Mooney Airport (IATA: BTM, ICAO: KBTM, FAA LID: BTM) is a public airport three miles southeast of Butte, in Silver Bow County, Montana. It is owned by the Bert Mooney Airport Authority.[1]

The airport name was changed in 1972 to honor Bert Mooney, an aviator from Butte who was the first to fly mail into Yellowstone National Park in 1935. Prior to this the airport was Butte Municipal Airport (from its opening in 1926) and Silver Bow County Airport from 1960-1972.

The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a primary commercial service facility (more than 10,000 enplanements per year).[2] Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had 30,431 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[3] 25,178 in 2009 and 25,433 in 2010.[4]


Bert Mooney Airport covers 890 acres (360 ha) at an elevation of 5,550 feet (1,692 m). It has two asphalt runways: 15/33 is 9,001 by 150 feet (2,744 x 46 m) and 11/29 is 5,100 by 75 feet.[1]

In 2011 the airport had 23,934 aircraft operations, average 65 per day: 86% general aviation, 8% air taxi, 3% commercial service and 3% military. 36 aircraft were then based at this airport: 67% single-engine, 25% multi-engine, and 8% helicopter.[1]

Airline and destination

Scheduled passenger flights:

Delta Connection Salt Lake City
Top domestic destinations: (Jul 2015 - Jun 2016)[5]
Rank Airport Passengers Airline
1 Salt Lake City International (SLC) 26,000 Delta Connection


On November 7, 1950 a Northwest Orient Airlines plane carrying 22 people crashed into the East Ridge of Butte during a blizzard.[6]

On March 22, 2009 a Pilatus PC-12 flying in from Oroville, California crashed in Holy Cross Cemetery 500 feet from the airport, killing all 14 passengers and crew on board.[7][8][9][10]


  1. 1 2 3 4 FAA Airport Master Record for BTM (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
  2. "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on 2012-09-27.
  3. "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009.
  4. "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011.
  5. . Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation. December 2013 MT: Bert Mooney&carrier=FACTS, MT: Bert Mooney&carrier=FACTS Check |url= value (help). Retrieved Feb 2016. Check date values in: |access-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 115 at Aviation Safety Network
  7. Plane crash kills 3 families with young children on way to vacation
  8. "At Least 14 Dead in Montana Crash", The New York Times, 2009-03-22. Accessed 2009-03-23.
  9. "Crashed US plane 'not certified to carry so many passengers'". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Agence France Press.
  10. "'Children die' in US plane crash". BBC. 2009-03-22. Retrieved 2009-03-22.

External links

This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 12/4/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.