Des Moines International Airport

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Location

Latitude: 
41-31-58.9560N (41.533043)
Longitude: 
093-39-56.0700W (-93.665575)
Elevation: 
957.8 feet MSL (292 m MSL)
Magnetic Variation: 
0.5 E (as of November 2023 from WMM2020 model)
Time Zone: 
UTC -6.0 (Standard Time)
UTC -5.0 (Daylight Savings Time)
From City: 
03 N.M. SW of Des Moines, Iowa
Found On: 
Omaha Chart
FAA Region: 
ACE

Contacts

Manager: 
Publicly owned: 
MR. KEVIN FOLEY
5800 FLEUR DRIVE, SUITE 207
DES MOINES, IA 50321-2854
515-256-5100
DES MOINES AIRPORT AUTHORITY
5800 FLEUR DRIVE, SUITE 207, ROOM 201
DES MOINES, IA 50321
515-256-5100

Operations

Airport Status: 
Operational
Facility Use: 
Public
Type: 
Airport
Activation Date: 
04/1940
Control tower: 
Yes
Attendance (Months/Days/Hours): 
Months/Days/Hours
ALL/ALL/ALL
Boundary ARTCC: 
ZMP (Minneapolis)
Responsible ARTCC: 
ZMP (Minneapolis)
Segmented Circle Indicator: 
No
Traffic Pattern Altitude (MSL): 
1958 feet (597 m)
NOTAMs Facility: 
DSM
NOTAM-D Service: 
Yes
International Airport of Entry: 
No
Customs Landing Rights: 
Yes
Military Landing Rights: 
Yes
Civil/Military Joint Use: 
No
Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting: 
Class I
ARFF Index: C
Air Carrier Service: Scheduled
Certification Date: 05/1973

Based Aircraft

Single Engine:  63
Multi Engine:  16
Jet Engine:  23
GA Helicopters:  3

Annual Operations (as of 12/31/2022)

Total Operations:  77152
Commercial:  29681 38.5%
Air Taxi:  6765 8.8%
GA Local:  15253 19.8%
GA Itinerant:  23100 29.9%
Military Aircraft:  2353 3.0%

Communications

Unicom:  122.950
Tower:  DES MOINES
118.3
257.8
Hrs: 24
Clearance Del.:  134.15
317.55
Ground:  121.9
348.6
Approach:  DES MOINES
123.9
307.15
Hrs: 24

120.45
135.2
350.3
360.7
Departure:  DES MOINES
123.9
307.15
Hrs: 24

120.45
135.2
350.3
360.7
ATIS:  119.55
Hrs: 24
ASOS:  119.55 (515-974-8013)
CLASS C/S:  350.3
CLASS C/S:  135.2
EMERG:  243.0
CLASS C/S:  360.7
CLASS C/S:  120.45
EMERG:  121.5
CLASS C:  307.15
CLASS C:  123.9

  • CONTACT GND CONTROL ON 121.9 PRIOR TO PUSHBACK ON THE TERMINAL APRON.
   

Fixed Based Operators (FBOs) & Fuel

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Area Code: 515

Business Name Frequency Phone Fuel Grade
Des Moines Flying Service, Inc.
  
800-622-8311, for parts 800-247-2560
Elliot Aviation
  
Unicom 122.95, Arinc 130.57 285-6551 100LL, Jet A
Signature Flight Support
   Website           Email
Unicom 122.95, Arinc 131.0 +1 515 256 5330 100LL, Jet A
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Flight Service Stations

Primary Alternate
FSS on Field:  N
FSS Name (ID):  Fort Dodge(FOD)
Frequency: 
Toll Free Phone:  1-800-WX-BRIEF

Instrument Procedures / Charts


FAA Terminal Procedures valid from 0901Z 11/30/23 to 0901Z 12/28/23.

There are various types of charts available for an airport. They are listed in the Page Type column. Here is a legend for those types:

APD - Airport Diagram
DP - Departure Procedure Charts
HOT - Hot Spots
IAP - Instrument Approach Procedure Charts
MIN - Minimums
STAR - Standard Terminal Arrival Charts
Page Type Page Name Volume Action Since
Last Cycle
APD AIRPORT DIAGRAM NC-3 Changed
DP DES MOINES ONE NC-3 Changed
HOT HOT SPOT NC-3
IAP ILS OR LOC RWY 05 NC-3 Changed
IAP ILS OR LOC RWY 13 NC-3 Changed
IAP ILS OR LOC RWY 31 NC-3 Changed
IAP ILS RWY 31 (CAT II - III) NC-3 Changed
IAP ILS RWY 31 (SA CAT I) NC-3 Changed
IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 05 NC-3 Changed
IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 13 NC-3 Changed
IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 23 NC-3 Changed
IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 31 NC-3 Changed
IAP VOR RWY 23 NC-3 Changed
MIN ALTERNATE MINIMUMS NC-3
MIN TAKEOFF MINIMUMS NC-3 Changed
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Navigation Aids (Navaids) near DSM

Navigational Aid (NAVAID) distances from the airport are listed in Nautical Miles (NM).

Nearby Airports with Fuel

Dist (NM) Name (Airport IDs) True Hdg Mag Hdg Fuel Grade
10.5 Ankeny Regional Airport
(KIKV IKV)
25 25 100LL, Jet A
19.0 Winterset Municipal Airport
(3Y3)
237 236 100LL, Jet A
27.6 Ames Municipal Airport
(AMW KAMW AMW)
4 4 100, Jet A
28.4 Perry Municipal Airport
(PRO KPRO PRO)
308 307 100LL, Jet A
28.5 Knoxville Municipal Airport
(KOXV OXV)
119 119 100LL, Jet A
32.0 Boone Municipal Airport
(BNW KBNW BNW)
345 344 100LL, Jet A, MOGAS
33.3 Pella Municipal Airport
(KPEA PEA)
103 103 100LL, Jet A
33.8 Chariton Municipal Airport
(KCNC CNC)
155 155 100LL
37.2 Greenfield Municipal Airport
(KGFZ GFZ)
250 249 100LL
41.6 Jefferson Municipal Airport
(EFW KEFW EFW)
313 312 100LL
43.0 Grinnell Regional Airport
(KGGI GGI)
75 75 100LL, Jet A
48.2 Marshalltown Municipal Airport
(MIW KMIW MIW)
43 43 100LL, Jet A
48.4 Drake Airport
(2Y1)
13 13 100LL
55.0 Webster City Municipal Airport
(EBS KEBS EBS)
350 349 100LL, Jet A
55.1 Lamoni Municipal Airport
(KLWD LWD)
191 190 100LL
57.2 Audubon County Airport
(KADU ADU)
280 279 100LL, Jet A
58.8 Corning Municipal Airport
(KCRZ CRZ)
237 236 100LL
58.9 Arthur N Neu Airport
(CIN KCIN CIN)
301 300 100LL, Jet A
59.0 Iowa Falls Municipal Airport
(IFA KIFA IFA)
17 17 100LL, Jet A+
60.6 Ottumwa Regional Airport
(OTM KOTM OTM)
114 114 100LL, Jet A

Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS)

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Remarks

A110-11 CONTRACT FUEL AVBL; CTC SIGNATURE FLIGHT SUPPORT 515-256-5330.
A110-13 BIRDS ON & INVOF ARPT.
A110-14 INFORMAL NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES IN EFFECT. EXPECT ATC TO ASSIGN PREFERRED RY.
A110-16 IANG SOUTH RAMP PCN 78 R/B/W/T. IANG WEST RAMP PCN 87 R/B/W/T.
A110-19 MAX ACFT WT SOUTH GA APRN 170,000 LBS ALL OTHER FBO APRN 80,000 LBS.
A110-21 TWR HAS LIMITED VISIBILITY ON TWY P AT TWY P-7 AND AER 05.
A110-23 CROSS BLEED ENGINE STARTS ON AIR CARRIER RAMP PROHIBITED.
A110-26 USE CAUTION WHEN LNDG OVER RAISED LIGHTS IN THE OVERRUNS AND RWY THLDS AT DSM.
A110-27 ARNG RAMP AVBL FOR MIL AND MIL-CONTRACTED ACFT FOR OFFL BUS ONLY WITH LTD SUPPORT. PPR RQR; CTC IAARNG C-12 FIXED WING DETACHMENT. DSN 431-4993, C515-252-4993 OR DSN 261-8360, C515-261-8360. FBOS WILL PRVFD TRANSIT SVCS. MIL CREWS CAN CTC HAWKI ON 252.9
A110-28 A321 ACFT LTD TO 180,000 LBS ON RWY 5-23 AND TWY P.
A110-31 UPDTD: SKED A321 ACFT OVER 200,000 LBS RQR AN OVERWEIGHT ACFT PMT; CTC ARPT AUTH 515-256-5000
A110-32 MODERN AVIATION FBO LCTD AT NORTH GA APRON.
A110-34 TERMINAL APRON TAXILANE ADG III AC ONLY, ADG IV AC AT GATE A4 ONLY.
A110-35 TRML APRON TAXILANE ADG III (ACFT WINGSPAN LESS THAN 118 FT) ONLY, ADG IV (ACFT WINGSPAN LESS THAN 172 FT) ACFT AT GATE A4 ONLY.
A14 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
A39-05/23 PCR VALUE: 696/R/D/W/T
A39-13/31 PCR VALUE: 696/R/D/W/T
E111 PRVDD RWY/TWY MKD IN ACCORDANCE W FAA ADZY CIRCULAR NO 150/5340-IH.
E80 FLIGHT NOTIFICATION SERVICE (ADCUS) AVBL MON-FRI 0830-1700. FOR SAT; SUN; HOLS & NIGHT CUSTOMS SVC MAKE APPOINTMENTS MON-FRI 0830-1700. AT LEAST 3 HR ADVANCE NOTICE RQRD.

Runways

Runway Summary

Runways: 05/23
13/31
Longest Runway: 13/31 is 9001 ft (2744 m) long
Runways with an Instrument Approach: 05, 13, 31

DSM Airport Runway Details

Runway 05/23  6601 ft x 150 ft (2012 m x 46 m)
Runway Length Source:  3RD PARTY SURVEY as of 02/12/2021
Surface:  Asphalt/Concrete - Excellent condition - No special surface treatment
Runway Edge Lights:  High Intensity

Runway Weight Bearing Capacity (in thousands of pounds) 
Single Wheel Landing Gear:  100.0
Dual Wheel Landing Gear:  190.0
Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear:  450.0
Dual Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear:  850.0

Runway 05

Runway 23

Elevation: 
913.2 933.9
Latitude: 
41-31-18.8766N 41-31-57.3619N
Longitude: 
093-40-47.1550W 093-39-37.1060W
Runway True Alignment: 
054 234
ILS Type: 
ILS/DME
Glide Path Angle: 
3.0 degrees 3.0 degrees
Traffic Pattern: 
Left Left
Runway Markings Type: 
Nonprecision Instrument Nonprecision Instrument
Runway Markings Condition:
Good Good
Object at End: 
POLE
Object Height: 
67
Object Marked/Lighted?: 
Lighted
Distance from End: 
2322
Object Centerline Offset: 
375 ft. left of centerline
Visual Glide Slope Indicators: 
4-Light PAPI On Left Side Of Runway 4-Light PAPI On Left Side Of Runway
Runway Visual Range (RVR): 
Touchdown Rollout
Approach Light System: 
1,400 Foot Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System With Runway Alignment Indicator Lights
REIL: 
Yes Yes
Centerline Lights: 
No
Threshold Crossing Height: 
55 51
Threshold Elevation: 
933.1
Displaced Threshold: 
400
Threshold Latitude: 
41-31-55.0297N

Threshold Longitude: 

093-39-41.3522W

Runway 13/31  9001 ft x 150 ft (2744 m x 46 m)
Runway Length Source:  3RD PARTY SURVEY as of 12/12/2019
Surface:  Asphalt/Concrete - Excellent condition - Saw-cut or plastic grooved
Runway Edge Lights:  High Intensity

Runway Weight Bearing Capacity (in thousands of pounds) 
Single Wheel Landing Gear:  133.0
Dual Wheel Landing Gear:  180.0
Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear:  340.0

Runway 13

Runway 31

Elevation: 
912.6 957.8
Latitude: 
41-32-44.1802N 41-31-44.2821N
Longitude: 
093-40-28.0325W 093-39-00.5562W
Runway True Alignment: 
132 312
ILS Type: 
ILS/DME ILS/DME
Glide Path Angle: 
3.0 degrees 3.0 degrees
Traffic Pattern: 
Left Right
Runway Markings Type: 
Precision Instrument Precision Instrument
Runway Markings Condition:
Good Good
Object Centerline Offset: 
375 ft. left of centerline
Visual Glide Slope Indicators: 
4-Light PAPI On Right Side Of Runway 4-Light PAPI On Left Side Of Runway
Runway Visual Range (RVR): 
Touchdown, Midfield, Rollout Touchdown, Midfield, Rollout
Approach Light System: 
1,400 Foot Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System With Runway Alignment Indicator Lights Standard 2,400 Foot High Intensity Approach Lighting System With Sequenced Flashers, Cat. II or III Config.
Touchdown Lights: 
Yes
Centerline Lights: 
Yes Yes
Threshold Crossing Height: 
54 52
Declared Distances
Take Off Run Avbl. (TORA): 
9001 9001
Take Off Distance Avbl. (TODA): 
9001 9001
Actual Stop Dist. Avbl. (ASDA): 
9001 9001
Landing Dist. Avbl. (LDA): 
9001 9001

Services

Airframe Repair: 
Major
Powerplant Repair: 
Major
Bottled Oxygen: 
None
Bulk Oxygen: 
High Pressure / Low Pressure
Fuel Available: 
100LL, Jet A
Landing Fees: 
No
Parking: 
Hangars and tiedowns available

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