Master Plan Draft Chapters

Master Plan Draft Chapters

As the 16-month master plan process progresses, draft chapters will be posted and made available for public comment. Public comment can be sent to

Draft Introduction Chapter

The Introduction provides a brief overview of the master plan background and scope. View and download the draft Introduction. (Files size: 206 KB, 6 pages)

Draft Inventory Chapter

The Inventory documents the existing conditions at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The inventory includes information on the background, location, operations, facilities, environmental conditions, and finances of the airport.  This chapter will be updated before the end of the project in order to reflect 2016 actuals. View and download the draft Inventory. (File size: 11 MB, 115 pages)

Draft Aviation Forecasts Chapter (Approved by the FAA on May 15, 2017)

The Aviation Forecasts estimate enplanements (boardings), aircraft operations, and landed weights for both commercial passenger and air cargo, in addition to general aviation and military operations. Forecasts have been identified, using base-growth, low-growth, and high-growth scenarios for 2021, 2026, and 2036. View and download the draft Aviation Forecasts. (File size: 2.5 MB, 73 pages)

Draft Facility Requirements Chapter

The Facility Requirements identify the airside, landside, terminal, and support facilities required to efficiently and safely meet aviation demand over the next 20 years. The 20-year aviation demand is identified in the Aviation Forecasts chapter and was approved by the FAA for use in the master plan project on May 15, 2017. The facility needs will be used to develop alternatives later in the project. View and download the draft Facility Requirements. (File size: 7.3 MB, 99 pages)

The next draft chapter, the Airport Alternatives and Environmental Considerations chapter, is expected to be posted in March 2018.

The Airport Alternatives and Environmental Considerations chapter documents the full alternatives development process and the resultant preferred alternative development plan which was approved on December 14, 2017 by the Airport Authority Board of Trustees. Graphics depicting the preferred alternative development plan can be viewed here:

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