From time to time, this section will be updated to respond to input that is received during the course of the study.


​An airport master plan is needed for two reasons. First, to establish a logical set of development parameters and timelines that will coincide with the airport’s needs over time. Second, the FAA requires an up-to-date plan to remain eligible for federal grants. Many capital improvement projects are eligible to receive up to 90% funding from the federal government.


​The Huntsville International Airport Master Plan will include:

  1. An inventory of existing conditions.
  2. Activity forecasts to identify growth trends and changing conditions.
  3. Demand-capacity analysis to assess improvement needs.
  4. An overview of known environmental resources and land-use controls to identify potential on and off-airport related impacts.
  5. A development plan to enhance safety and accommodate future growth and changing conditions.
  6. An implementation (capital improvement) plan that identifies funding sources and project sequencing for the short term (1 to 5 years), intermediate term (5 to 10 years), and long term (10 to 20 years).

The master planning process will result in the following two products:

  1. Airport Layout Plan (ALP) – A set of plans that graphically depicts the phased development of the airport.
  2. Airport Master Plan Report – A written report which technically justifies, through sufficiently detailed narrative descriptions and graphic presentation, the Airport Layout Plan.

​The simplest way is through this website. You can learn about upcoming public meetings, read materials from prior meetings and review project deliverables as they are developed. Sign up to receive meeting notices or send us a question or comment on our contact page.

All public meetings will be widely announced well in advance.


​FAA’s approval of the Airport Layout Plan is the first step in the development process. Often, an environmental review will follow for priority projects during a given timeframe (usually 5 years or less). After all necessary approvals are obtained, a project may then move forward to the construction phase.