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Goodyear Airport Master Plan (2005)

Phoenix Goodyear Airport is designated as a general aviation reliever airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and serves the needs of the West Valley by providing over 159,000 operations in 2006. General aviation, which includes all flying except for military and scheduled airline operations, comes in all shapes and sizes. General aviation includes single and multi-engine piston, turboprops, helicopters, and business jets which range in size from small seven-person to the Boeing business jet. Phoenix Goodyear Airport has a new terminal facility, over 200 based aircraft, 300 acres of undeveloped space for expansion and one of the best general aviation runways in the country.

Airport Master Plan: 2005-2025
The City of Phoenix recognized the facilities at Phoenix Goodyear Airport needed to be evaluated as to their adequacy to meet future needs and to ensure the use of the airport is consistent with the local community goals and objectives. Therefore, the City of Phoenix initiated the preparation of an Airport Master Plan to determine what airport facilities would be needed, how to finance new airport development, and when to construct any proposed projects. The Airport Master Plan focused on these issues for the years 2005 through 2025.

In developing the new Airport Master Plan, the City undertook a broad consultative program to seek input from individuals, businesses, government agencies, community groups, the general public and other stakeholders who have an interest in the airport’s future.

The Airport Master Plans Brochure (1.2461Mb PDF1) answers some frequently asked questions about the Master Planning Process and issues relating to Phoenix Goodyear Airport.

The Master Planning Process
The Airport Master Planning process involved collecting data, forecasting demand, determining facility requirements and developing plans and schedules. These steps could not be undertaken effectively without understanding other aviation, transportation and comprehensive planning requirements. The following figure identifies the steps in the Master Planning Process.

The Final Phoenix Goodyear Airport Master Plan chapters and appendices are provided below (as of November, 2007):

Public Involvement
On April 21, 2005, the City of Phoenix hosted a Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting and a Public Information Workshop to solicit comments and concerns on the airport’s existing facilities and operational forecasts. Meeting minutes and presentations from the Planning Advisory Committee meeting are provided below.

On September 29, 2005 the City of Phoenix hosted a PAC meeting to review and discuss the ability of Phoenix Goodyear Airport to support the unconstrained demand levels forecasted for the airport. Unconstrained growth forecasts were used to identify demand levels that would trigger the need for facility additions and/or improvements and to estimate the extent of new facilities which might be required to meet future demands. The workshop gathered input on issues and concerns related to future airport development. Meeting minutes and presentations from this PAC meeting are provided below:

On August 16, 2006, the City of Phoenix conducted a Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting and Public Information Workshop (PIW) to solicit comments and concerns on the proposed airside and landside development alternatives for the Phoenix Goodyear Airport. Meeting minutes and presentation from this PAC meeting are provided below:

On March 12, 2007, the City of Phoenix Aviation Department conducted a Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting and Public Information Workshop (PIW) to solicit comments and concerns on the recommended airside and landside development concept, captial needs program, and environmental issues for the Phoenix Goodyear Airport. Meeting minutes and presentation from this PAC meeting are provided below:

Master Plan Approval Process
The Phoenix Goodyear Airport Master Plan under went an extensive approval process. The following list identifies those bodies that approved the GYR Master Plan and the approval date:

Questions
Questions concerning the Final Goodyear Master Plan can be directed to:

Karen Apple
Project Manager
City of Phoenix Aviation Department
3400 East Sky Harbor Boulevard
Suite 2200
Phoenix, AZ 85034-4402
602-683-3786