The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Master Plan Update will strategically position the Airport for the future by maximizing operational efficiency and business effectiveness, as well as maximizing property availability for aviation development through efficient planning. The Master Plan Update was initiated in June 2012 and is anticipated to conclude approximately 18 months later in December 2013. The Master Plan Update will include a robust public and stakeholder involvement program. The Airport has entered into a contract with the firm Reynolds Smith and Hills, Inc. (RS&H) to lead this effort.
What is a Master Plan Update and why is it needed?
According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), "an airport master plan is a comprehensive study of an airport and usually describes the short-, medium-, and long-term development plans to meet future aviation demand." United States commercial service airports are encouraged by the FAA to update master plans every five to seven years.
It has been 10 years since the last Master Plan Update was adopted for Anchorage International Airport in 2002. A partial update was undertaken between 2006 and 2008 that resulted in a study report but was not adopted.
This Master Plan Update is necessary so that the Airport can make informed decisions about infrastructure investments and is prepared to meet future demand for landings and take offs, passengers, cargo, and general aviation.
What's happening now?
The Master Plan Update will be an 18-month process resulting in a final Master Plan Update Report to be published at the conclusion of the process. As of late October 2013, the contractor is in the process of revising the Airport’s draft plan for ensuring its ability to meet long-term aviation needs. The next step includes presenting the Airport’s final plan for future development at an Open House scheduled for December, 2013. The Anchorage International Airport’s Master Plan Update will be finalized in early 2014. For more information about the upcoming meeting, please visit the project website’s Meeting Notices page.
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