What is a Master Plan Study Update?

A Master Plan Study Update is a process to plan for the 5, 10, and 20-year development goals of the Airport. It is generally updated about every five years. The last Master Plan Study Update at Willow Run Airport was completed in 2006. The Master Plan Study Update for Willow Run Airport will have a 20-year planning horizon based on Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved aviation activity forecasts and will be developed through a combination of professional evaluation and public involvement. The goal of the Master Plan Study Update is to provide the framework needed to guide future airport development at Willow Run Airport that will cost-effectively satisfy aviation demand, while considering potential environmental and socioeconomic issues.

Some of the specific objectives of the Master Plan Study Update for Willow Run Airport include the following:

  • Maintain and ensure the safety and security of the Airport;
  • Plan for phased, incremental development that meets foreseeable aviation demand and maintains flexibility for change; and
  • Evaluate sustainability options and environmental requirements.

What are the components of the Master Plan Study Update?

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