The MASP project team traveled to four locations across the state between May 17th and May 22nd to present the draft results of the 2017 MASP study. Meetings were held at the following locations:
We had a great turnout at the meetings with a variety of airport stakeholders in attendance. We’d like to thank all of those who participated and provided important feedback to the project team.
If you were not able to attend one of the public meetings, you can view the presentation made here. As always, if you have any feedback or questions for the project team, please feel free to reach us through the “Public Comments” page.
The draft 2017 MASP was presented to the Michigan Aeronautics Commission (MAC) for their review at their May meeting in Oscoda on May 25th. The project team will be incorporating feedback from the MAC, along with input from the public meeting attendees into the final version of the 2017 MASP. The project team will request final approval and adoption by the MAC at their next scheduled meeting in July. To view the presentation made to the MAC in Oscoda, click here.
To view the Draft 2017 MASP report, click here (PDF, 17 MB)
The update to the Michigan Aviation System Plan (MASP 2017) is nearly complete and airports and community members from across the state are invited to access statewide public meetings to see the draft results of the study. Several locations are being offered; feel free to attend the location that works best for you. The same presentation will be provided in each location and information on the system plan goals, forecasts of activity, system performance and economic impact of aviation within the state will be discussed.
Please RSVP by May 15th to email@example.com with the location you plan to attend so we can ensure adequate seating at each venue. Call Stephanie at 517-908-3121 if you have any questions prior to the meeting. See meeting dates/times/locations here.
The MASP project team had an exciting week last week presenting the progress of the system plan project to the Michigan Aeronautics Commission (MAC) and the MASP Steering Committee! We’d like to thank all of those in attendance who provided great feedback on the project so far. For those not in attendance at the MAC or Steering Committee meetings, we’d like to share the presentations that were made, along with the handouts that were discussed. The presentation given to the MAC is an abbreviated version of the presentation given to the Steering Committee. Both presentations and meeting materials are available for download here:
We invite you to take a peek at the materials and share any comments, questions, or concerns with us via the comment function on this website. We look forward to receiving your feedback as it is vital to the success of this project!
Our next steps include drafting the remaining technical report deliverables and scheduling public outreach meetings across the state. We will post an update when the dates and locations of the public meetings have been finalized. We hope to see you there!
Currently in the data crunching phase of the project, the MASP project team is busy analyzing the information collected via surveys during the summer and fall months of 2016. We’d like to extend our thanks to all of the airport managers, municipal staff, visitors, and other contributors for providing the critical data needed to evaluate both the progress of Michigan’s airports in meeting system goals and the economic impact of aviation to the State. In addition to data analysis, the MASP project team is drafting several of the technical report components, including individual airport report cards. We’re looking forward to completing the analyses and sharing the results!
As always, please share any questions or comments with us by clicking on the “Public Comments” link in the top right corner of the page.
During the week of August 22nd Airport Managers were emailed a copy of their individual Airport Facility Worksheets and a copy of the Community Benefits Worksheets along with an instruction sheet for the Community Benefits Worksheet. Managers are asked to complete these worksheets and return them by September 9th using the instructions on each worksheet. If an additional copy of either worksheet is needed, they can be found on the project website under the Project Documents Tab. Please contact Mead & Hunt if you have any questions about how to complete the worksheets.
The system planning team is hard at work this summer gathering and analyzing visitor surveys from airports around the state!
Each of the 108 system airports has been given a stack of surveys and a collection box to reach visitors traveling to Michigan locations via general aviation (GA) and commercial service during the summer months.
Our team is in the process of conducting in-person surveys of commercial service passengers at the Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, the Gerald R Ford Airport in Grand Rapids, the Bishop International Airport in Flint, and the Sawyer International Airport in Marquette.
We look forward to compiling the data and seeing the impact of aviation in the State of Michigan!
As a reminder – if you’ve picked up one of our surveys this summer, please remember to drop it in the collection box, send via mail, or complete it online!