• Airport Master Plan

    What is an Airport Master Plan?

    An airport master plan provides a road map for efficiently meeting aviation demand through
    the foreseeable future while preserving the flexibility necessary to respond to changing
    industry conditions. The general goals and objectives addressed by an airport master plan
    include the following:

    * To provide a framework for long-range planning (10 to 20 yrs)
    * To graphically present preferred airport development concepts
    * To define the purpose and need for development projects
    * To comply with all applicable FAA requirements
    * To enable the airport to achieve its mission
    * To assure compatible land use development
    * To support the financial health of one of a region’s most powerful economic engines
    * To identify facility requirements for all airport users
    The definition of a successful master plan includes the following characteristics:
    * Financially feasible – the phasing of the plan’s capital projects should be aligned with identified
    need and the ability to secure available funding
    * Environmentally compatible – the plan should minimize potential environmental impacts
    * Balanced – the plan should maintain a balance between airport development needs and community
    * Technically sound – the plan should comply with Federal, State, and local requirements and it
    should be able to be constructed efficiently and cost effectively
    * Responsive – the plan should address the physical and operational needs of stakeholders
    * Flexible – the plan should consider changes in industry dynamics which will enable MVY to be
    responsive and continue to be self-sufficient.

    The Master Plan process provides a blueprint for the future. The future plan is just that, a
    plan, and will only be implemented as warranted by actual activity. The recommendations
    contained in a Master Plan are contingent upon further environmental study and must be
    financially feasible.

    Master Plan Documents:

    MVY Master Plan Final, Sept. 2016 (50MB - PDF)

    Airport Layout Plan (PDF)


    Martha's Vineyard Airport, 71 Airport Rd, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

  • Martha's Vineyard Airport, 71 Airport Rd, West Tisbury, MA 02575