FAQ

What is an Airport Master Plan?
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

Why is the airport completing a master plan?
The FAA recommends that public use facilities such as Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport update their Master Plan every 7-10 years or as local aviation conditions change.

Who is preparing the Airport Master Plan Update?
Coffman Associates, a national aviation consulting firm specializing in airport planning studies, was selected following a qualifications-based selection process.

Who is funding the Airport Master Plan Update?
The FAA provides 92.41 percent of the project funding, with the remaining split between the airport and ADOT.  The funding is sourced from the federal Aviation Trust Fund, which is funded exclusively by various aviation user fees, including taxes on airline tickets, aviation fuel, and some aircraft parts.

What are the components of the Master Plan Update?
•    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)

What is the Planning Advisory Committee (PAC)?
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.

How can I get involved and stay informed?
All pertinent project materials, including draft submissions, are posted to a dedicated project website: www.laughlinbullhead.airportstudy.com.  Public comments can be submitted on the project web site.  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.

Contact Information

Coffman Associates – 816-524-3500/800-892-7772
Patrick Taylor –  ptaylor@coffmanassociates.com
Matt Quick – mquick@coffmanassociates.com

Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport – 928-754-2134
Jeremy Keating – Airport Director
jkeating@flyifp.com