The City of Manhattan’s Airport Advisory Board and airport consulting firm Coffman Associates updated the public on Manhattan Regional Airport’s Airport Master Plan Thursday night in a public workshop.
The Airport Master Plan lays out the next 20 years of development on the airport’s property while taking into account aspects such as environmental impact, current and future demand for flights, changes in laws and regulations and project costs and includes potential projects and several ways in which each project can be done.
Coffman Associates principal Mike Dmyterko led the meeting and and explains its focus.
Runway 3-21, the primary runway at Manhattan Regional Airport, will likely be rehabilitated within the next 10 years and would close for the duration of the project, which could last up to two to three months.
Expansion of the runway is another potential project included in the plan, though it is less likely to occur than rehabilitation and is further down the timeline.
During the meeting, Dmyterko also explained how funding for potential projects would work.
The Federal Aviation Administration recommends new Airport Master Plans be created for public airports every seven to 10 years.
Manhattan Regional Airport’s last plan was finished in 2009.
Anyone interested in learning more about the Airport Master Plan can visit mhk.airportstudy.com by clicking here.