2014 DRAFT Sustainable Master Plan

NFIA Sustainable Airport Master Plan Update

Final TAC & Public meeting scheduled April 14th, 2015 (details below)

The NFTA has initiated development of a Master Plan Update in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR). Planning Consultant McFarland Johnson has been selected for development of this program and it will be accomplished in accordance with all of the guidelines and requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory Circular 150/5070-6B, Airport Master Plans.

Airport Master Plan Goals


The NFIA will play an essential role in the development of business and tourism in the Niagara region. The last Master Plan was completed in May 1994, with an ALP update in 2001, therefore the immediate need for a Master Plan Update (MPU) exists.

The primary goal for this project is development of air/landside infrastructure and facilities to meet the increased operational demands. In addition to identifying these strategies, this project requires initiation of a Geographic Information System (GIS), establishing a projected 20 year noise contours and updating the Pavement Management Plan. A key element in the Niagara Falls Airport Master Plan is the incorporation of sustainability into the planning process. The goal for this process is to have airport development strike a balance between social, economic and environmental needs for the surrounding community. Tenants and users may be asked to provide data and insight on items such as energy use, greenhouse gases, air quality and waste management throughout the course of the project.

Master Plan Development Schedule/Upcoming Events

  • September 2012 Master Planning begins
  • February 20th 2013 TAC Meeting #1
  • September 12th 2013 TAC Meeting #2
  • June 4th 2014 TAC meeting 2:00pm
  • June 4th 2014 Public Workshop 6:00pm
  • Spring of 2014 TAC Meeting #4 and 2nd Public Workshop
  • End of 2014 FAA acceptance Master Plan

More Information, visit the Master Plan Project Website.

TAC Meeting
April 14, 2014, Tuesday
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Niagara Falls International Airport
2035 Niagara Falls Blvd. Airport Terminal (lower level)

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for the Niagara Falls International Airport Sustainable Master Plan will be held in the lower level of the passenger terminal at the Niagara Falls International Airport. This meeting will present the recommended plan for the airport as well as findings from the sustainable strategies analysis.

Public Workshop # 2 and FINAL
April 14, 2014 Tuesday evening
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Niagara Falls International Airport
2035 Niagara Falls Blvd. Airport Terminal (lower level)

The workshop will be held in the Niagara Falls International Airport, 2035 Niagara Falls Blvd., on the lower level Wednesday, April 14, from 6-8 p.m. Free parking will be available in the general passenger lots for those attending the meeting. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

This workshop will provide an opportunity for interested citizens from neighboring communities to learn about airport and the recommended 20-year development plan. Materials for the 20-year planning horizon will include an overview of existing facilities, forecasts of aviation activity, facility requirements and environmental findings.

For detailed Master Plan information visit http://dynamic-planning.com/NiagaraFalls.html
Or contact:
Mark Clark
Sr. Aviation Planner
716-630-6133
Mark_clark@nfta.com