26°11′50″N 080°10′15″W / 26.19722°N 80.17083°W / 26.19722; -80.17083

Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Fort Lauderdale
LocationFort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
Elevation AMSL13ft / 3.96m MSL ft / 4 m
FAA airport diagram
FAA airport diagram
Direction Length Surface
ft m
9/27 6,002 1,829 Asphalt
13/31 4,000 1,219 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Aircraft operations159,999
Based aircraft995

Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (IATA: FXE, ICAO: KFXE, FAA LID: FXE) is a general aviation airport located within the city limits of Fort Lauderdale, in Broward County, Florida, United States, five miles (8.0 km) north of downtown Fort Lauderdale.[1] It is a division of the Transportation and Mobility Department of the City of Fort Lauderdale.


The airport was built in 1941 to train Naval Aviators during World War II, and was named West Prospect Satellite Field. In 1947, the federal government deeded the airport to Fort Lauderdale for use as a public airport.

The airport serves over 150,000 aircraft operations per year, making it the eighth-busiest General Aviation center in the United States. The airport is designated as general aviation reliever facility for the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport by the FAA. The airport is a Landing Rights Airport with a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility. The airport also operates a 24/7 ARFF facility that meets the requirements of index B, although the airport is not certificated under FAR Part 139. ARFF services are provided by Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue.

The airport is home to two rare Florida native species of animal, the gopher tortoise and the Florida burrowing owl.

"FIFI", one of (as of January 2024) two airworthy B-29 Superfortresses, visiting KFXE in 2012

Facilities and aircraft

Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport covers an area of 1,050 acres (420 ha) which contains two asphalt paved runways: 09/27 measuring 6,002 ft × 100 ft (1,829 m × 30 m) and 13/31 measuring 4,000 ft × 100 ft (1,219 m × 30 m).[1]

The airport is ideal for flight training because of its 24-hour air traffic control tower and has multiple instrument approaches. For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2017, the airport had 179,023 aircraft operations, an average of 490[2] per day: 94% general aviation, 6% air taxi and <1% military. There are 909 aircraft based at this airport: 52% single-engine, 26% multi-engine, 16% jet and 5% helicopter.[1]

Airlines and destinations

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Aztec Airways Charter: Governor's Harbour
Watermakers Air Charter: Staniel Cay

Accidents and incidents

See also


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Form 5010 for FXE PDF, effective 2007-10-25
  2. ^ Ospnet serverfaa.gov Archived August 11, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "N427W Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved July 29, 2010.
  4. ^ "NTSB Identification: MIA79FA094". National Transportation Safety Board. Retrieved July 31, 2010.
  5. ^ "Six persons died Tuesday when two light planes crashed..." UPI. February 3, 1981. Retrieved July 8, 2021.
  6. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Learjet 25B N24RZ Fort Lauderdale-Executive Airport, FL (FXE)". aviation-safety.net.
  7. ^ "Orange Woman Dies In Plane Crash - Orlando Sentinel". Archived from the original on February 25, 2015.
  8. ^ "California Aviation – Best Drone Brands – Syma, Yuneec, DJI & More". February 7, 2023.
  9. ^ "N3960J Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved June 21, 2010.
  10. ^ "MIA05FA123". National Transportation Safety Board. Retrieved June 22, 2010.
  11. ^ "No One Injured as Aerostar Lands on Road Near FXE | Aero-News Network".
  12. ^ "Fla. homeowner, nephew spared when plane crashes - USATODAY.com".
  13. ^ "ERA09FA248". Archived from the original on January 27, 2016.
  14. ^ "Small Plane Goes off Runway at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport". December 28, 2011.
  15. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Cessna 650 Citation VII N877G Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, FL (FXE)". aviation-safety.net.
  16. ^ "3 People Dead After Plane Crashes Near Ft. Lauderdale Exec. Airport". March 15, 2013.
  17. ^ "Pilot blamed in fatal 2013 crash near Executive Airport". November 7, 2014.
  18. ^ "Pilot reported smoke in cockpit before crash that killed 4". April 14, 2015.
  19. ^ "Boxer Gervonta Davis On Board Private Plane Involved In Small Crash In Fort Lauderdale". August 21, 2021. Retrieved August 22, 2021.
  20. ^ Gulfstream 4 has NOSE GEAR COLLAPSE during takeoff at Fort Lauderdale, archived from the original on December 13, 2021, retrieved August 22, 2021