Project Introduction

The last Master Plan Update at Springfield-Branson National Airport (Sponsor or SGF) was completed in 2013. Since then, the Airport has seen significant development and shifting landscapes, including, but not limited to increased cargo presence, increased passenger service, general aviation (GA) development, and the introduction of Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) operations. These and other developments coupled with a significant shift within the aviation industry overall due to the global COVID-19 pandemic are driving the need for a Master Plan Update (MPU).

The Airport and Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. (Consultant or CMT) understand that the industry recovery from COVID-19 is front and center in setting the stage for several aeronautical and non-aeronautical development objectives. The MPU will provide a vision for the Airport in the short, medium, and long-term timeframes of up to 20 years. The Scope of Work (SOW) contained herein is focused on completing a holistic review of existing conditions, analysis of needs and opportunities, and planning to validate and support the Airport’s vision moving forward.

Visioning

Inventory

Demand Projections

Defining the airport’s goals and objectives

Assessment of current infrastructure both airside and landside facilities.

Establishing a baseline of aviation demand and forecasting operations and based aircraft over a 20-year period.

Facility Requirements

Alternative Analysis

Land Use Compatibility Plan

Determining the facility needs required to meet existing and projected demand through the 20-year period.

Conceptual alternative layouts, recommendations, and order of magnitude cost estimates for potential development needed to meet the projected requirements during the 20-year period.

Identify areas of future development to implement land use and airspace control around the airport.

Implementation Plan/Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)

Master and Business Plans

Developed based on the preferred alternative to identify project priority for the near term (0-5 years), intermediate-term (6-10 years), and long-term (11-20 years).

Summary of all previous tasks and chapters to serve as the guiding planning document for the airport over the next 20 years.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Airport Master Plan?
Airport master plans are prepared to explore and possibly support the modernization and improvements of existing airports. The Master Plan is the City’s (referred to as the sponsor by the FAA) strategy for the long-term development of the airport. The purpose of a master plan is to provide the framework guide future airport development that will cost-effectively satisfy aviation demand, while considering potential local impacts.
What planning horizon does a Master Plan cover?
Master Plans in the aviation world typically span a 20-year planning horizon.
How is the Master Plan Update being funded?
The Master Plan update is being funded by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Entitlement grant that covers 90% of the cost. The City has funded the 10% match required for this grant.
Who is preparing the plans?
The City of Springfield has contracted with Crawford, Murphy and Tilly (CMT) to develop the new Master Plan for the Springfield-Branson National Airport.
Given that this Master Plan covers a 20-year period, how is it applied by the City Staff?
The Master Plan serves as a guiding document for the Airport and Community over the next 20 years. It identifies airfield improvements, potential land uses, and informs the Airport and applicable government agencies about relevant capital improvements projects.
Who needs to see and review an Airport Master Plan?
All Airport Stakeholders, Airport Users, Federal and State Government Officials, public, and in short, everyone who want to see it, should. Copies of report documents and chapters, as they are accepted and/or approved, will be uploaded to this website.
What guidance and criteria are used in creating this Airport Master Plan?
The criteria used in the preparation of the Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport Master Plan is contained in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) published Advisory Circular (AC) 150-5070-6B “Airport Master Plans”. Additional FAA guidance used in this Airport Master Plan will include: AC 150/5300-13B “Airport Design.”

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