by Patrick Taylor, Principal What are Feasibility/Site Selection Studies? As a community grows and prospers, it may become more evident that a new or replacement airport is a necessary piece of critical transportation infrastructure.  Airports, particularly general aviation airports, provide a connection to markets on a regional and national level.  The FAA prescribes a process…

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by Judi Krauss, Environmental Planner What environmental documentation is needed for an airport project?  Good question!  There are all kinds of environmental regulations and “special purpose” laws related to the natural, cultural, and human environment that could apply to your airport or airport project.  However, the big one is called the National Environmental Policy Act,…

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by Chandra Burks, Airport Planner What is an Airport Master Plan? An airport master plan is a comprehensive, long-range study of every physical aspect of an airport. From runways and taxiways to passenger terminals, hangars, aprons, parking facilities, and more, the plan evaluates every aspect of the airport.  The primary product is a roadmap for…

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