What is an Airport Master Plan?
An airport master plan is a comprehensive and documented study of short-, medium-, and long-range airport development needs to accommodate future aviation demand at the airport. The overall goal is to provide a development framework for future facilities and infrastructure that satisfies aviation demand, while considering financial, socioeconomic, community and environmental impacts.
Typically funded primarily by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the master plan consists of the following steps:
- Determine vision, goals and objectives to drive the master planning process
- Conduct an inventory of existing conditions
- Prepare a forecast of aviation activity demand
- Determine the infrastructure and facility requirements to accommodate forecast demand
- Develop concepts and alternatives for facility development
- Evaluate alternatives based on goals and objectives
- Recommend a preferred development plan
- Develop an Airport Layout Plan
- Develop a capital improvement program
- Finalize the Master Plan Update and submit for review and adoption
2012 TIA Master Plan Update Steps
About the 2012 TIA Master Plan Update
The Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) has initiated the 2012 Tucson International Airport (TIA) Master Plan Update. An update to the 2004 TIA Master Plan, the 2012 TIA Master Plan Update will provide a framework for future facility and infrastructure development to accommodate airport activity demand through 2030.