Airport Master Plan

Airport Master Plan

Location: Kearny County, Kan.

Client: Kearny County

Completion Date: 2010

Burns & McDonnell was retained to complete the airport master plan for the Kearny County Airport in western Kansas. This project involved developing a new master plan and airport layout plan to meet Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airport design requirements. The project included an environmental overview, cost estimates for capital improvement projects, and various challenges with land acquisition and surrounding constraints. The plan was funded with 95 percent participation with the FAA and 5% local match.

The airport was limited on hangar space, aircraft parking ramp, runway length and had multiple FAA safety violations. The county needed a plan that would address these issues and update the airport to the latest FAA design criteria. A comprehensive inventory was completed that detailed each airport facility and function, and tabulated historical aviation demand for the airport. That inventory was used to forecast future demand.

Airport improvement alternatives were developed and presented during a planning charrette with the planning advisory committee to determine the best alternative for the Kearny County Airport. The result of this meeting was a preferred alternative that met the existing and future needs of the airport and its users. This information became an integral part of the development of the airport alternatives that led to the creation of the airport layout plan set. This plan set was sent to FAA central region for approval and subsequent airspace determination.

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