About the Study
Vision2040, the master plan study for Raleigh-Durham International Airport, launched in June 2015, is scheduled for completion by the end of 2016. The study is funded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the State of North Carolina and the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority.
What is a Master Plan?
The FAA describes an airport master plan as a comprehensive study of an airport, describing the short-, medium-, and long-term development plans needed to meet future aviation demand. A master plan provides the flexible framework needed to guide airport development to cost-effectively and efficiently satisfy aviation demand, while considering potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts and benefits.
The Airport Master Plan process is guided by the FAA and ultimately results in projections of future passenger and aviation activity growth and preparation of an Airport Layout Plan, which is a graphic depiction of how the Airport will accommodate future growth.
Throughout the master planning process, public involvement and stakeholder coordination will be critical to ensuring the selected plan meets the needs of airport users, while supporting the community by maintaining the airport’s role as one of the Research Triangle Region’s economic engine.