What is a Master Plan?

An airport master plan is a document required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in order to be eligible to receive federal funds for airport improvements. The Elmira Corning Regional Airport Dynamic Master Plan is funded by both the FAA and New York State. An airport master plan, typically updated every 5-10 years should reflect the sponsor’s (Chemung County) goals for the airport. The master plan depicts airport development covering a 10-20 year span and becomes the official FAA and New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) airport planning document.

Dynamic Planning Approach

The unique and first of its kind Dynamic Master Plan approach is being used for this project with the goal of allowing the airport to consider the planning elements and requirements for a variety of scenarios that could occur over the planning period. A sample example of the Dynamic Analysis Tools was presented as part of the meeting. Over the course of this project the forecast, financial and facility requirement data will be populated into the Dynamic Analysis Tool which will be included as a final deliverable alongside the traditional master plan elements.