The Eastern Oregon Regional Airport is updating their Airport Master Plan in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to address the airport’s needs for the next twenty years. The Airport Master Plan will provide specific guidance in making the improvements necessary to maintain a safe and efficient airport that is economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable. The purpose of the Airport Master Plan is to define the current, short-term and long-term needs of the Airport through a comprehensive evaluation of facilities, conditions and FAA airport planning and design standards. The study will also address elements of local planning (land use, transportation, environmental, economic development, etc.) that have the potential of affecting the planning, development and operation of the airport.
This document is paid for and used by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to determine how they prioritize their grant funding to support airports. The City receives a majority of the funding for large maintenance items at the Airport from the FAA. The last update to this plan was done in 2002.
The City Council will receive an overview by staff of this document at the January 22 City Council meeting.