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General Aviation

More than 40% of aircraft operations at Tucson International Airport (TUS) are general aviation. The Tucson Airport Authority is committed to serving the pilots and passengers who are a part of this important component 24/7/365. In addition to TUS, the Tucson Airport Authority operates Ryan Airfield (RYN), a general aviation airfield. Information on this facility can be found here.

TUS Rules and Regulations

Additional Operational Safety and Hot Spot Information

TUS Airfield Changes

Prior Permission Request (PPR)

Prior permission requests (PPR) are required for charter, sports teams, cargo, and military aircraft at the Tucson International Airport (TUS) due to limited availability of parking. Additionally, parking and landing fees may apply to aircraft weighing 12,500 lbs. or more.

The Tucson Airport Authority (TAA), which owns and operates TUS, does not provide, own, or operate any ground support equipment. If ground services are needed, please contact one of the Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) located at TUS.

Please do NOT submit a PPR form if ground handling will be provided by an FBO. The servicing FBO will submit a PPR form on your behalf.

PPR form

Fixed Base Operators

Atlantic Aviation 

Phone: (520) 889-0593 or 1-800-889-0593
Fax: (520) 889-3221

Bombardier Aerospace

Phone: (520) 746-5100

Epic Flight Academy

Phone: (520) 614-6448 or 1-866-359-3742

Executive Air 

Phone: (520) 445-6375 or 1-800-274-8451
Fax: (520) 889-8249

Million Air

Phone: (520) 445-6300
Fax: (520) 445-6350

Tucson Jet Center

Phone: (520) 746-1411
Fax: (520) 746-1257

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office at Tucson International Airport (TUS) is a full-service Port of Entry.

7081 S. Plumer Ave.
Hours: 8 a.m-8 p.m. daily (to report an aircraft arrival or for general information)
Phone (520) 799-8348, Ext. 5
Fax: (520) 799-8388

Passenger processing: Available 24/7.
Cargo processing: Available 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, except U.S. federal holidays. Clearance for U.S. Customs at TUS is in the building at the base of the iconic tower with T-U-C-S-O-N spelled out down its sides.

Location of U.S. Customs on the TUS airfield.
TUS airfield entrance to U.S. Customs.

Pilots should give notice by contacting CBP by telephone before 8 p.m. the preceding weekday and provide the following information:

  1. Aircraft registration number.
  2. Name of pilot in command.
  3. Place of last departure.
  4. Estimated time and location of border crossing.
  5. Intention to make TUS the airport of first landing in the U.S.
  6. Number of U.S. citizen passengers.
  7. Number of resident and nonresident alien passengers.
  8. Estimated time of arrival at TUS.

Pilots should also include an ADCUS notice on their flight plan. Be advised, however, the ADCUS notation in the flight plan does not guarantee Customs personnel will receive the ETA notification.

Airport Services & Information


TAA has hangar space available for multi-engine and single-engine aircraft.

General Aviation T-hangars

Pilot’s Lounge 

1961 E. Flightline Drive
(520) 907-3413
Open 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Airside accessibility is available 24/7

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Tucson International Airport
7250 South Tucson Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85756
(520) 573-8100