AIRPORT ALTERNATIVES - TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
The purpose of this project is to investigate alternatives for what can be done to provide a safer airport platform for the type and size of aircraft that use the airport today. This study is necessary to address the safety improvements that are needed based on the commercial and corporate aircraft that currently use the airport, not to accommodate future demand by larger aircraft.
FIRST TIME SCHEDULED COMMERCIAL - JET SERVICE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
SkyWest Airlines has made a request to the FAA for modifications to the Airline's Operations Specifications at the Airport that will allow them to operate the CRJ700ER at Friedman Airport. As of October 22, 2012, the FAA has completed the Environmental Assessment with a Finding of No Significant Impact.
AIRPORT MASTER PLAN UPDATE 2004
The 2004 Master Plan Update explored both short-term and long-term alternatives to rectify the Airport's deviaations from FAA design standards. The Airport Authority opted to begin with the required short-term improvements, but due to the combination of high costs, negative community reaction to required land acquisition, and lack of resolution for long-term airport growth requirements, the Authority also apprved a study for investigating alternate airport locations and selecting a new airport site.