The Master Plan for the Huntsville International Airport (HSV) began in October 2016, and is expected to be completed in 2020. This update was undertaken by the Huntsville-Madison County Airport Authority (HMCAA) to identify a long range, orderly direction for airport development which will yield a safe, efficient, economical, and environmentally acceptable air transportation facility. The study was funded with a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration. The previous Master Plan was completed in 2009.

The goal of the Master Plan is to provide alternative options for airport development that address current and future demand, identify the role of the airport in the local, regional and national aviation system, and provide potential utilization or re-use options for existing infrastructure and airport facilities. The master planning activities includes a five-year, ten-year, and twenty-year capital improvement program for future development of the airport, as well as an overview of land use compatibility issues in the airport environs.

In addition, this planning effort will result in the development of a computerized Airport Layout Plan drawing set meeting FAA criterion, including an updated Property Map. The Master Plan ultimately will provide HMCAA with a comprehensive overview of the airport’s needs over the next twenty years, including issues relating to the timing and costs of proposed development based upon appropriate activity triggers.