More than 45% 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.
As a designated international Airport of Entry, U.S. Customs and Border Protection provides inspection and processing services for private aircraft entering the United States from Mexico. This service is available 24/7 but pilots are required to provide advance notice. Information is below under U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
|Elevation||2,643 feet / 805.6 meters (surveyed)|
|Magnetic Variation||12° East|
|Runway – Main Commercial||11L/29R – 10,996 feet by 150 feet|
|Runway – GA Parallel||11R/29L – 8,408 feet by 75 feet|
|Runway – Crosswind||03/21 – 7,000 feet by 150 feet|
Phone (520) 741-1177
|Weather ASOS||Phone (520) 295-5727|
|Tucson Tower||118.3 257.8|
|Tucson Ground||124.4 348.6|
|Clearance Delivery||126.65 326.2|
These links to third-party providers are listed as a convenience for pilots who should verify the dates on the charts to ensure they are current. Pilots should consult appropriate NOTAMS that may be in effect. Data is published by the FAA NACO. The Tucson Airport Authority cannot guarantee the accuracy of information from third-party providers.
Sky Vector Aeronautical Charts
Pilots are advised to take particular notice of two “Hot Spots” at TUS as noted on the airport diagram.
Direct User Access Terminal Services (DUATS) is contracted by the Federal Aviation Administration as a weather information and flight plan processing service.
Use this link to search for current Notice to Airmen that may be applicable.
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.
7150 S. Tucson Blvd.
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 federal holidays.
Pilots should give notice by contacting Customs by telephone before 8 p.m. the preceding weekday and provide the following information:
- Aircraft registration number.
- Name of pilot in command.
- Place of last departure.
- Estimated time and location of border crossing.
- Intention to make TUS the airport of first landing in the U.S.
- Number of U.S. citizen passengers.
- Number of resident and nonresident alien passengers.
- 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.