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The Port of Port Angeles invites the Clallam County community to a public information open-house on the first stage of the William R. Fairchild International Airport master plan update.
The open-house will be held in mid January at the Port Administration Building, 338 W. 1st Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362.
The meeting will feature an introductory presentation by the Port’s airport consultants, Reid Middleton, and information on the master plan process, chapter outlines, timeline and requirements. It will also include an opportunity for submitting comments from the public.
Draft sections of the update, including "Inventory and Existing Conditions" and "Aviation Forecasts," will be posted on the Port's website in mid January.
As required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the plan update will look to the short-term of five years, mid-term of ten years and long-term of twenty years to assess the airport’s operations, safety, development needs and capital facilities requirements.
A study advisory committee, which represents a broad range of airport stakeholders, is working with the consultants on the update. Committee members represent the Federal Aviation Administration, Port of Port Angeles, City of Port Angeles, Airport Fixed Based Operators, Aircraft owners and others.
The William R. Fairchild International Airport provides convenient access to the Olympic Peninsula for multiple aviation uses including privately owned aircraft, corporate jets, commuter-size planes, cargo aircraft and commercial passenger air service. Features include a precision-instrument approach, access via two runways, a terminal facility, transient apron parking, a centralized fuel storage facility and ground support. Positioned for aviation development, the airport is ideal for industrial, commercial and corporate users needing airport access.