Facility Requirements – Airside / Landside Chapter

The Facility Requirements – Airspace/Landside chapter presents the future requirements for, non-passenger terminal airport facilities in order to provide capacity to meet the projected demand throughout the planning period at the MidAmerica St. Louis Airport (BLV).  In addition to providing appropriate capacity, consideration has been given to provide acceptable levels of service to all airport users.

The requirements presented in this report is primarily based on the traffic projections presented in the Forecasts of Aviation Demand of this master plan. The requirements were calculated using Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards where applicable as well as established industry planning standards. For the purposes of master planning, the requirements presented in this chapter are tied to demand for various Planning Activity Levels (PALs). These PALS while associated to a projected point in time based on the Forecast of Aviation Demand (5, 10, 15, and 20 years in the future), allow the Airport flexibility in the implementation of future projects based on actual growth in demand. Table 3.0-1 Planning Activity Levels, presents the four PALs, their respective traffic volumes, and the projected point in time when they are to occur.