Grand Canyon National Park Airport Master Plan Study

Grand Canyon National Park Airport Master Plan Study

A master plan is being initiated for Grand Canyon National Park Airport to assess its existing and future role while also providing direction and guidance for future development. An airport master plan (AMP) is a process to plan for the short-, intermediate- and long-term development goals of the airport. The Grand Canyon National Park Airport Master Plan is being undertaken to evaluate the airport's capabilities and role, to forecast future aviation demand and to plan for facility improvements that may be required to meet that demand. The AMP will have a 20-year planning horizon and will be developed through a combination of professional and public involvement.

The goal of the AMP is to provide the framework needed to guide future airport development that will cost-effectively satisfy aviation demand while considering potential environmental and socioeconomic issues. Some of the specific objectives of the AMP for Grand Canyon National Park Airport include the following:

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

The AMP is intended to be a proactive document that identifies and then plans for future facility needs well in advance of the actual need for the facilities. This is done to ensure that the Grand Canyon National Park Airport can coordinate project approvals, design, financing and construction to avoid experiencing detrimental effects due to inadequate facilities.

The Grand Canyon National Park Airport Master Plan will be prepared in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Arizona Department of Transportation's Multimodal Planning Division Aeronautics Group (ADOT-MPD, Aeronautics Group) guidelines and industry-accepted practices, including Advisory Circular 150/5070-6B, Airport Master Plans, and Advisory Circular 150/5300-13A, Airport Design. This study is anticipated to take approximately 24 months to complete, which includes time for agency reviews and FAA approvals of both the AMP forecasts and Airport Layout Plan (ALP) drawings.

Draft Airport Master Plan Documents

This section contains material provided and presented to the Planning Advisory Committee (PAC). The PAC is a volunteer group that has been selected to represent a broad constituency of airport stakeholders and to provide input and feedback during the development of the airport master plan (AMP). The PAC includes representatives from FAA, ADOT, airport businesses, tenants, county and municipal governments, local economic development, and other local interest groups. The PAC consists of approximately 20 members to help facilitate detailed discussion and exchange of ideas.


Draft Airport Master Plan

Public Outreach

The approach to public involvement during the airport master plan (AMP) is multifaceted. There will be a series of public information workshops during the study process. The workshops will be conducted in an open-house format, where the public and airport stakeholders can visit with the project team and ask any questions they may have related to the AMP. The workshops are typically scheduled in the early evening. The date, time and location of the workshops will be advertised and posted in advance on this website.

Any interested citizen or airport stakeholder is encouraged to provide comments and suggestions to the project team. Comment sheets are provided to the PAC and at the public information workshops. Citizens and airport stakeholders can also utilize the Comments tab on this website.

There are no more Public Information Workshops scheduled as part of the Master Plan process.

Meeting Documents

Planning Advisory Committee (PAC)

The Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) represents a variety of organizations and agencies with interest in the use and development of the Grand Canyon National Park Airport. Their participation and input into in the Grand Canyon Airport Master Plan Study is a vital part of the study process. To view the presentations provided at the PAC meetings, please click on the links below. The material below is also provided within the chapters of the Grand Canyon National Park Airport Master Plan Study document itself which is listed on this website under Draft Airport Master Plan Documents.