GA secret that even Wikipedia does not talk about to date (January 7, 2012)!
The cities of Dallas and Fort Worth are the anchor cities of the
(Dallas-Arlington-Fort Worth). Dallas and its suburbs have one of the highest
concentrations of corporate headquarters in the United States. As such, one of
the largest industries in the Metroplex is conducting business. The Metroplex
also contains the largest Information Technology industry base in the state
(often referred to as Silicon Prairie or the Telecom Corridor), owing to the
large number of corporate IT projects and the presence of numerous electronics,
computing and telecommunication firms such as Texas Instruments, HP Enterprise
Services, Dell Services, i2, AT&T, Ericsson, CA and Verizon in and around
Dallas. On the other end of the business spectrum, and on the other side of the
Metroplex, the Texas farming and ranching industry is based in Fort Worth.
According to the Dallas Business Journal's 2006 Book of Lists, American Airlines
is the largest employer in the Metroplex. Several major defense manufacturers,
including Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter Textron, and Raytheon, maintain
significant operations in the Metroplex. ExxonMobil, the #1 corporation on the
Fortune 500 listings, is headquartered in Irving, Texas.
Chairman of The TPA
during a visit through DFW A/P,
Corporate Aviation, on a 2012 very windy winter Texas day!
180 feet above the south end of
the ramp at 15:30 on Super Bowl Sunday 2011. There were 51 aircraft on the ramp
at that time with the 52nd and last aircraft to arrive taxing in to
take the last available spot on the ramp that can be seen in the upper right
hand side of the photo. An additional 21 aircraft were parked at two other
locations on the airport designated as overflow parking during our planning for
Super Bowl. DFW Corporate Aviation handled 348 operations between Friday and
Monday that weekend. In 2011 they handled over 6900 operations, an increase of
18% over the previous year.
The Metroplex overlooks mostly prairie land with a few rolling hills dotted by
man-made lakes cut by streams, creeks and rivers surrounded by forest land. The
Metroplex is situated in the Texas blackland prairies region, so named for its
fertile black soil found especially in the rural areas of Collin, Dallas, Ellis,
Hunt, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties.
Many areas of Denton, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant, and Wise counties are located in
the Fort Worth Prairie region of North Texas, which has less fertile and more
rocky soil than that of the Texas blackland prairie; most of the rural land on
the Fort Worth Prairie is ranch land. A large onshore natural gas field, the
Barnett Shale, lies underneath this area; Denton, Tarrant and Wise counties
feature many natural gas wells. Continuing land use change results in scattered
crop fields surrounded by residential or commercial development.
South of Dallas and Fort Worth is a line of rugged hills that goes north to
south about 15 miles (24 km) that looks similar to the Texas Hill Country 200
miles (320 km) to the south.
The DFW area falls in the CFa (Humid, Subtropical) region of the
K?pen climate classification system which is is a climate zone characterized by
hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters.
Experience the accommodations you'd expect to find at one of the worlds finest
airports. Welcome to the all-new Corporate Aviation facility at Dallas/Fort
Worth International Airport.
amenities on par with those of luxury hotels, Corporate Aviation offers
unparalleled comfort, relaxation and convenience. Ramp services and more than
8,500 combined square feet of meeting and lounge space await your arrival.
Located directly between Dallas and Fort Worth, Corporate Aviation offers
immediate access to surrounding business districts, entertainment and sports
venues, as well as corporate headquarters of 23 Fortune 500 companies.
Corporate Aviation provides support services for all private and corporate
aircraft arriving at and departing from DFW Airport.
Experience the difference between merely landing and truly arriving!
Landing a Cessna-172 at DFW
-Heading to the General Aviation
as you will hear during the comm
with the DFW ATC
Aircraft parking (ramp or tiedown)
GPU / Power cart
Passenger terminal and lounge
Courtesy cars (free for pilots to use in the local area)
Pilots lounge / snooze room
Fueling hours: during regular business hours, plus after hours call-out
service (with prior arrangement and/or a callout fee); call for details
Discounts:Volume Discount on retail fuel.
Into plane fee for contract fuel based on fuel uplift.
Landing and Facility Fees are based on Max Gross Landing Weight and are not
waived with fuel purchase.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR OVERNIGHT PARKING FOR ALL EVENTS AT COWBOYS
1816 N.24th Avenue
DFW Airport, TX 75261-9428
United States of America
For additional information on the facility,
During times of construction please follow the detour signs for
Corporate Aviation or call 972-574-8899 for more details.
From DFW's North Entrance
From either I-635, State Highway 114 or State Highway
121, exit to the north entrance to the Airport. Please note that due
to construction at the north end of the airport the Remote North
Parking Entrance will be relocated on January 8 and the South Bound
Service Road Ramp from State Highway 121 (aka South International
Parkway) will be closed on January 8th. To access the
Southbound Service Road to Corporate Aviation or the new North Remote
Parking entrance the following detours will be in place:
From Southbound SH 121 take SH 114 West and exit
Texan Trail. Take Texan Trail to Airfield Drive eastbound to the South
Bound Service Road.
From Eastbound SH 114 take Texan Trail to Airfield
Drive and continue east to the South Bound Service Road.
From Westbound SH 114 take Freeport Exit south to
Airfield Drive. Go west on Airfield drive to the South Bound Service
NOTE: Access to DFW
Airport from southbound SH 121 and westbound SH 114 will be
unaffected. Traffic exiting at the DFW Airport?s north entrance will
still be able to exit the airport using existing ramps.
Once established on the South Bound Service Road
(bypassing the Airport?s entry toll plazas) at the first traffic light,
Crossunder #1, turn left, heading east. You will then arrive at a stop
sign marking the northbound Service Road intersection with Crossunder
Proceed straight through the intersection, and you will now be on East
16th Street, which will turn into North 24th Ave and is the
road to the DFW Corporate Aviation facility.
From DFW's South Entrance
From State Highway 183 or State Highway 360, exit
to the south entrance to the Airport.
Exit onto the Service Road heading northbound
(bypassing the Airport?s entry toll plazas).
Proceed north for about 4.5 miles on the Service
Road, driving through three traffic lights and past Terminals E, C and
A on your right.
After passing the American Airlines Cargo facility,
take the first right turn at Crossunder #1 / East 16th Street, heading
east. You will now be on East 16th Street, which will turn into North
24th Ave and is the road to the DFW Corporate Aviation facility.
Corporate Aviation is located in the Northeast Quadrant
of DFW Airport on the 1E Ramp immediately west of the Northeast
holdpad. Apron Entry Point (AEP) 1 and 2 off of Taxiway Juliet, or AEP
3 and 4 off of Taxiway Yankee. The primary entrance from the ramp is
on the Northeast side of the building.
Please procure official charts for flight for:
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals, IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures, and
** Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:
KDAL - Dallas Love Field Airport (10 nm E)
KADS - Addison Airport (11 nm NE)
KGPM - Grand Prairie Municipal Airport (12 nm S)
KGKY - Arlington Municipal Airport (14 nm S)
KAFW - Fort Worth Alliance Airport (15 nm W)
KRBD - Dallas Executive Airport (16 nm SE)
KFTW - Fort Worth Meacham International Airport (17 nm W)
To learn more about Texas airports, please visit our
Fly Texas page.
* According to the North Texas Commission
(NTC), the term originated from an ad agency's combination of the terms
"metropolitan" and "complex". The NTC copyrighted the term "Dallas/Fort Worth
Metroplex" in 1972 as a replacement for the previously-ubiquitous "North Texas."