Frequently Asked Questions
The airport master plan is the short- and long-term development concept for the airport. It is the local airport planning document to be used as guidance in planning for airport facility needs over a 20-year time period.
Provide a visioning document to guide airport management and other decision makers regarding development of the airport over the next 20 years.
- Address local and national changes in the aviation industry that could impact priorities at Texarkana Regional Airport
- Identify and plan for potential capital projects, in advance, so that coordination, approvals, financing, design and construction can take place in a timely manner
- Develop a plan that addresses FAA and airport priorities
- To have a current and approved Airport Layout Plan (ALP) on file with FAA so that future grant funding can continue uninterrupted
- To increase stakeholder/public awareness of the airports' goals and objectives
- To maintain communication and capital project discussions with FAA and airport stakeholders
- To document justification for FAA funding of specific projects, where it exists, and to provide triggers that would justify planned future projects
The FAA recommends that public use facilities such as Texarkana Regional Airport update their master plan every 7-10 years or as local aviation conditions change. The most recent master plan was completed in 2003.
Coffman Associates, a national aviation consulting firm specializing in airport planning studies, was selected following a qualifications-based selection process.
Coffman is being assisted in the effort by several other companies:
- McClelland Consulting Engineers will handle cost estimating, utility infrastructure inventory, and attendance at coordination meetings.
- HubPoint Strategic Advisors will focus on air cargo feasibility and forecasts.
- DKMG Consulting is preparing the financial analysis.
- Woolpert, Inc. is doing the airport mapping and land survey.
The FAA provides 90 percent of the project funding, with the remaining 10 percent coming from the Arkansas Department of Aeronautics.
- Existing Airport Inventory
- Aviation Activity Forecasts (to be approved by FAA)
- Facility Requirements
- Development Alternatives
- Recommended Master Plan Concept
- Capital Improvement Program/Financial Plan
- Land Use Compatibility Analysis
- Airport Layout Plan (to be approved by FAA)
The PAC consists of local community leaders and stakeholders. The PAC will provide guidance and feedback on draft master plan documents. PAC meetings take place at key milestones in the planning process. A list of individuals serving on the PAC can be obtained from airport management.
All pertinent project materials, including draft submissions, are posted to this website in the Master Plan Documents. In addition, this project calls for up to three public information workshops which will be held during the master plan development process. The public information workshop will be advertised locally and on this project website.