The Salina Airport Authority has approved a new master plan for the Salina Regional Airport. The board of directors accepted a grant agreement from the Federal Aviation Administration for $475,182 to cover 90 percent of the project’s cost.
The federal funds will be supplemented with 10 percent local funds, including a $26,399 grant from the State of Kansas Department of Transportation and $26,399 from the Salina Airport Authority, bringing the total project cost to $527,980. The authority selected Coffman Associates Airport Consultants, Kansas City, through an FAA approved selection process to create the plan.
"Replacing a 1991 plan, the airport’s new master plan will be a comprehensive study of the airport," said Salina Airport Authority Executive Director Tim Rogers, A.A.E. (Shown at right) "It will describe the short-, medium- and long-term development projects necessary to meet current and future aviation demand for the next 20 years."
The new master plan will detail an operations strategy for airport growth and provides a framework for future development that is cost-effective, meets the needs of airport users, tenants and the local community, economic development, and complies with federal aviation and environmental regulations. The study is expected to be completed in about one year.