Airport Planning

Michael Mallonee of KSA Engineers speaks to residents about the process of beginning a new airport master plan during an earlier meeting at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport. Another meeting is set for March 12.

The city will hold a public meeting about plans for Tyler Pounds Regional Airport at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum, 150 Airport Drive.

Officials will present anticipated needs for the airport over the next 20 years. The Airport Master Planning process and details of the project will be discussed, the announcement said.

“The master plan serves as a guide for major airport projects such as the airport commercial terminal building, the airport rescue firefighting station and the recently reconstructed new longer and stronger runway are results of previous Master Plan initiatives,” Airport Manager Davis Dickson said. “The airport now can serve a larger segment in the aviation sector as a result of these recent projects.”

The airport represents more than $150 million in annual economic benefit for the region. Over the past two decades, the airport has received about $100 million in federal funding. Previous master plans have resulted in projects such as runway revitalization, a fire station, the new passenger terminal and more.

The public meeting is an opportunity for residents to participate in the discussion to plan goals and programs for the airport.

Input can also be submitted at http://tyrairportplan.com/

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