Sierra Vista Municipal Airport, along with Fort Huachuca, an active U.S. Army installation that is headquarters to the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and School and a major unmanned aerial system (UAS) test center, make up the military/civilian joint-use facility that exists at Libby Army Airfield, serving as a vital economic and national defense asset for the City of Sierra Vista, surrounding area of southeast Arizona, and the United States. The airport’s primary runway boasts 12,001 feet of usable pavement making it capable of accommodating all types of general aviation, commercial, and military aircraft. The goal of the Master Plan is to determine projected needs of civilian aviation users while also being reflective of the vision for Fort Huachuca and Libby Army Airfield. The study is particularly focused on maximizing the ability for the airport to accommodate the needs of both UAS and civilian aircraft operations in a manner that benefits both the U.S. Army and City of Sierra Vista. Specific analysis on restricted airspace, flight patterns, and landside development of airport property is being evaluated to best serve the U.S. Army mission while creating airport revenue enhancement to the City of Sierra Vista.
Recommended Airport Master Plan Concept