AIRPORT PLANNING INFORMATION

New AIRPORT MASTER PLAN (In Progress)

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The Idaho Falls Regional Airport is in the process of preparing a new Airport Master Plan. An airport master plan provides a road map for efficiently meeting aviation demand through the foreseeable future while preserving the flexibility necessary to respond to changing industry conditions. Some of the key issues to be addressed in the new master plan include:

  • Commercial terminal space

  • Air cargo space and location

  • General Aviation users

  • Rental car parking locations/potential Consolidated Rent-a-car Facility (CONRAC)

  • Runway 17-35 viability

  • Non-aeronautical uses and revenue

  • Control Tower and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) siting

  • Land Use Compatibility Planning

  • Land acquisition requirements

  • Potential impact of proposed I-15/US-20 Connector project to airport access and development

For more information and to view the draft sections of the Master Plan as they become available AND TO MAKE COMMENTS please visit the IDA Airport Master Plan website

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2010 AIRPORT MASTER PLAN

This Master Plan was completed in 2010. Among other recommendations, this master plan called for closing Runway 17/35 as a way of solving several non-conforming conditions at the airport. These included:

  • Non-compatible land use in the Runway Protection Zone under the approach to 17/35. Closing the runway would allow the businesses on airport property along the east side of Skyline Drive to remain in place.

  • Eliminate the hot spot associated with Taxiway C crossing 17/35 at midfield. 

  • Provide 23 acres for landside development.

Click on the image to download the 2010 Airport Master Plan Draft.

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RUNWAY 17/35 PLANNING STUDY

In 2015, after hearing strong protests from the General Aviation community at IDA, the Airport Director initiated a new planning study to focus on the non-compliance issues associated with Runway 17/35. Over the next few years the Technical Advisory Committee worked through a number of issues that would allow Runway 17/35 to remain open. A final report on the study, the resulting Airport Layout Plan, and preliminary design drawings of the alternatives considered can be downloaded below.

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