General Aviation

Runway and Tower Information

BHM is capable of accommodating most modern air carriers, cargo transport, general aviation and military aircraft operating within North and South America. BHM is equipped with two runways, Runway 6/24, RDC D-V and Runway 18/36, RDC D-IV.

The completion of the extension of runway 6/24 in July of 2007 was the first step for BHM in becoming a full service international airport including scheduled nonstop passenger and cargo service.

Runway 6

  • Category II ILS, precision approach
  • 12,000 feet in length
  • 150 feet wide

 

Runway 24

  • Category I ILS, precision approach
  • 12,000 feet in length
  • 150 feet wide
  • Pavement Condition/Classification: Runway 6/24 is designed to accommodate a 175,000-pound single wheel load, a 205,000-pound dual wheel load, a 350,000-pound dual tandem wheel load.

 

Runway 18

  • Non-precision approach
  • 7,100 feet in length
  • 150 feet wide

 

Runway 36

  • Visual Approach
  • 7,100 feet in length
  • 150 feet wide
  • Pavement Condition/Classification: Runway 18/36 is designed to accommodate a 75,000-pound single wheel load, a 170,000-pound dual wheel load, and a 240,000-pound dual tandem wheel load.

 

Control Tower

  • Operated by FAA, 24 hours
  • 211 feet tall (20 stories)
  • Opened in May, 2001

 

To report problems with the airfield please email Airport Operations.

Fixed Based Operators

Atlantic Aviation

West Ramp
Manager: Darryl Brewer
Telephone:205-849-5520

Location:
4243 East Lake Blvd.
Birmingham, AL 35217

East Ramp
Manager: Darryl Brewer
Telephone:205-591-6830

Location:
4725 65th Place North
Birmingham, AL 35206

Mail To:
PO Box 320159
Birmingham, AL 35232

When requesting parking with ATC, please identify Atlantic EAST or Atlantic WEST. The East ramp is located at the east end of taxiway N. The West ramp is located at the SW end of taxiway H.

International Flights:

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport has full international passenger and cargo facilities with U.S. Customs in the Federal Inspection Station.

Contact information: US Customs

Port Director: David Pond
Phone: (205) 592-0237
Port Code: 1904

Location Address: Concourse A/FIS
5900 Messer Airport Highway
Birmingham, Alabama 35212