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Goal
Performance Measure
Support a system that is adequate to
meet current and projected demand.
Activity
Expansion Potential
Economic Support
Provide a system that meets future
demand while considering community
and environmental compatibility.
Have a system of airports that supports
economic growth and diversification.
Coverage/Emergency Access
Investment
Provide a system of airports that is
convenient and one that supports
emergency services.
Support a system that maximizes
historic investment by optimizing the
useful life of existing facilities.
Security Encourage a general aviation system
that is secure.
Introduction To This Plan
Change in Econonic Benet
of Airports in CoIorado
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Changes in Aviation
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Walker Field
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Stevens Field
Hopkins Field
McElroy Field
Holly
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Animas Airpark
Leach
Calhan
Blanca
Rangely
Gebauer
Crawford
Mack Mesa
Westwinds Airpark
Dove Creek
Centennial
Silver West
Lake County
Julesburg Municipal
Front Range
Perry Stokes
Spanish Peaks
Platte Valley Airpark
Yuma Municipal
Wray Municipal
Cuchara Valley
Erie
Mineral County
Fremont County
Pueblo Memorial
Limon Municipal
Lamar Municipal
Brush Municipal
Haxtun Municipal
Jefferson County
Harriet Alexander
North Fork Valley
Gunnison/Crested Butte Regional
Holyoke Municipal
Kit Carson County
Boulder Municipal
Telluride Regional
Sterling Municipal
Saguache Municipal La Junta Municipal
Easton
Astronaut Rominger
Granby/Grand County
Craig-Moffat County
Aspen-Pitkin County
Greeley/Weld County
Walden/Jackson County
Springfield Municipal
Monte Vista Municipal
Vance Brand Municipal
Yampa Valley Regional
Fort Morgan Municipal
Colorado Springs East
Eagle County Regional
Durango La Plata County
Cortez-Montezuma County
Garfield County Regional
Las Animas City & County
San Luis Valley Regional
Colorado Plains
Steamboat Springs
Central Colorado Regional
Glenwood Springs Municipal
Colorado Springs Municipal
Ft. Collins/Loveland Municipal
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existing colorado state airport system
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Changes in the Colorado Airport System
Tbe system plan publlsbeo ln 2000
lncluoeo 78 commerclal ano general
avlatlon alrports. Tbls upoate
consloereo only 75 alrports. Alreaoy
closeo are Navajo Lanolng Strlp
ln Arboles ano Aurora Alrpark ln
Watklns, scbeouleo to close by tbe
eno o| 2006 ls Fort Colllns Downtown
Alrpark. Now ano ln 2000, 13
alrports bao scbeouleo commerclal
alrllne servlce. |n tbe 2000 plan,
Lamar Munlclpal was lncluoeo as a
commerclal alrport. Lamar no longer
bas scbeouleo alrllne servlce, but
alrllne servlce bas been lnltlateo at Ft.
Colllns/Lovelano Munlclpal Alrport.
Slmllar to conoltlons reporteo ln 2000,
alrllne servlce at Cortez, Pueblo, ano
Alamosa contlnues to be supporteo
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Meadow Lake
Walker Field
Eads
Stevens Field
Hopkins Field
McElroy Field
Holly
Meeker
Animas Airpark
Leach
Calhan
Blanca
Rangely
Gebauer
Crawford
Mack Mesa
Westwinds Airpark
Dove Creek
Centennial
Silver West
Lake County
Julesburg Municipal
Front Range
Perry Stokes
Spanish Peaks
Platte Valley Airpark
Yuma Municipal
Wray Municipal
Cuchara Valley
Erie
Mineral County
Fremont County
Pueblo Memorial
Limon Municipal
Lamar Municipal
Brush Municipal
Haxtun Municipal
Jefferson County
Harriet Alexander
North Fork Valley
Gunnison/Crested Butte Regional
Holyoke Municipal
Kit Carson County
Boulder Municipal
Telluride Regional
Sterling Municipal
Saguache Municipal La Junta Municipal
Easton
Astronaut Rominger
Granby/Grand County
Craig-Moffat County
Aspen-Pitkin County
Greeley/Weld County
Walden/Jackson County
Springfield Municipal
Monte Vista Municipal
Vance Brand Municipal
Yampa Valley Regional
Fort Morgan Municipal
Colorado Springs East
Eagle County Regional
Durango La Plata County
Cortez-Montezuma County
Garfield County Regional
Las Animas City & County
San Luis Valley Regional
Colorado Plains
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Glenwood Springs Municipal
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Pboto: Centennlal Alrport
One o| tbe cornerstones o| tbe last avlatlon system plan was tbe
establlsbment o| roles |or eacb o| tbe system alrports. |n tbe 2000
plan, all alrports ln tbe Coloraoo system were asslgneo to one o|
tbree |unctlonal categorles or roles. Tbe tbree roles |or alrports
ln tbe Coloraoo system are Major, |ntermeolate, ano Mlnor. Only
two alrport role asslgnments bave cbangeo slnce tbe 2000 plan.
Coloraoo Plalns Peglonal (|ormerly Akron-Wasblngton County) ls
now recognlzeo as a Major Alrport. Astronaut Pomlnger (|ormerly
Del Norte Munlclpal) ls now lncluoeo ln tbe |ntermeolate Alrport
category. Tbe accompanylng map sbows tbe role asslgnments |or
all system alrports.
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As part o| tbls system plan upoate, alr cargo ln Colo-
raoo was revleweo. Tbe State o| Coloraoo ls well
covereo by scbeouleo lntegrateo epress ano all-cargo
carrler networks tbat serve 12 o| tbe State's alrports.
Denver |nternatlonal ls tbe State's largest alr cargo
alrport ln terms o| botb volume ano number o| opera-
tlons, lt serves as a consolloatlon polnt |or lntegrateo
epress carrlers FeoL, UPS, DHL ano all-cargo carrlers
8AX Global, Kltty Hawk ano UPS Supply Cbaln Solu-
tlons. Coloraoo Sprlngs Munlclpal ano Grano [unc-
tlon-Walker Flelo are Coloraoo's two otber prlmary
alr cargo alrports tbat bave olrect malnllne Nlgbts to
natlonal ano reglonal bubs. Supportlng tbe malnllne
Nlgbts ls an etenslve alr cargo |eeoer network tbat
encompasses 12 Coloraoo alrports ano 14 out-o|-state
alrports. |n aooltlon to tbese scbeouleo alr cargo
alrports, tbree Coloraoo alrports report ao-boc, or
unscbeouleo, cbarter cargo actlvlty to varylng oegrees.
Coloraoo's lnternatlonal alr cargo actlvlty ls llmlteo to
commerclal passenger carrler belly-space ano sporaolc
lnternatlonal cbarter actlvlty at Denver |nternatlonal
Alrport. |t ls antlclpateo tbat tbe State's lnternatlonal
alr cargo actlvlty wlll contlnue to be orlven by avallable
commerclal passenger carrler ll|t wblle tbe bulk o| tbe
State's oomestlc alr cargo actlvlty wlll contlnue to be
banoleo by lntegrateo epress ano all-cargo carrler
networks.
Air cargo and commercial airline activity
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COMMERCIAL ENPLANEMENTS
2005 2010 2015 2025
sbows tbat many alrcra|t are Nylng wltb empty seats at
a ratlo tbat ls above tbe lnoustry average. Tbls means
tbat more enplanlng passengers can be serveo wltbout
necessarlly lncreaslng tbe number o| alrllne operatlons.
Also slnce tbe last system plan, tbere bas been
slgnlcant movement towaro commerclal alrcra|t wltb
blgber seatlng capacltles, especlally among tbe reglonal
ano tbe commuter carrlers. Tbe FAA epects tbls
treno to contlnue. || tbe seatlng capaclty o| commerclal
alrcra|t operatlng ln Coloraoo lncreases, |ewer Nlgbts
wlll be able to carry more passengers. Tbls stuoy
projects total annual commerclal alrcra|t operatlons to
reacb 133,616 ln 2025.
Among tbe commerclal alrports
ln Coloraoo (ecluolng Denver
|nternatlonal), Coloraoo Sprlngs
Munlclpal accounts |or about bal|
o| all o| tbe State's commerclal
passenger enplanements. At tbe
tlme o| tbe 2000 avlatlon system
plan, Coloraoo Sprlngs bao eperlenceo
notable growtb, |ueleo by low cost carrler
Western Paclc. Western Paclc ceaseo to operate, ano
passenger levels at Coloraoo Sprlngs |ell. Locally generateo
enplanement projectlons |or Coloraoo Sprlngs were
aoopteo |or tbe last system plan. Tbls aggresslve |orecast
orove tbe statewloe enplanement
projectlon presenteo ln tbe 2000
avlatlon system plan.
Wblle oemano |or commerclal
alrllne travel to ano |rom Coloraoo
ls growlng, an lncreaslng percentage
o| tbe State's commerclal alrllne trlps
are enolng at or orlglnatlng |rom Denver
|nternatlonal. Tbls ls ln part oue to tbe avallablllty o|
low cost carrler servlce. Tbe eno result ls a slgnlcant
oampenlng o| tbe commerclal enplanement projectlons
|or Coloraoo's otber commerclal alrports. As sbown,
statewloe enplanements were reporteo at just over
2.0 mllllon ln 2005. 8y 2025, statewloe enplanements
(ecluolng Denver |nternatlonal) are epecteo to
reacb almost 3.4 mllllon. Tbls projectlon ls oown
slgnlcantly |rom tbe enplanement projectlon |or tbe
otber commerclal alrports ln tbe prevlous system plan.
Commerclal alrllne travel to ano |rom Coloraoo wlll
contlnue to be beavlly lnNuenceo by tourlsm, by tbe oll
ano natural gas lnoustrles, ano by revenue guarantees
provloeo to tbe alrllnes by some resort communltles.
Uslng actual alrllne reportlng ln|ormatlon, tbere
were a total o| 95,252 total annual commerclal
alrcra|t operatlons ln 2005. Tbls ecluoes commerclal
operatlons at Denver |nternatlonal. Pevlew o| current
commerclal alrcra|t loao |actors (number o| passengers
ln relatlonsblp to tbe number o| seats on tbe alrcra|t)
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General Aviation Activity
One o| tbe blggest cballenges ln preparlng general
avlatlon projectlons ls tbe avallablllty ano tbe rellablllty
o| blstorlc oata. For tbls system plan upoate, projec-
tlons o| baseo general avlatlon alrcra|t ano total annual
non-commerclal alrcra|t operatlons were prepareo.
8aseo alrcra|t are tbose planes consloereo to be storeo
on a permanent basls at a partlcular alrport, ano annual
operatlons are tbe sum o| all alrcra|t takeo||s ano
lanolngs. Wblle baseo alrcra|t can o|ten be pbyslcally
counteo, annual alrcra|t operatlons, wltb tbe eceptlon
o| alrports wltb alr tra|c control towers, are estlmates.
Wben annual general avlatlon operatlonal oata |rom
earller perloos are compareo to actlvlty estlmates
tbat Coloraoo's annual alrcra|t operatlons wblcb are
non-commerclal are oecreaslng. |t ls more llkely tbat
lower statewloe annual general avlatlon operatlons are a
reNectlon o| better estlmatlng, not lower oemano.
Tbe prlor system plan estlmateo total statewloe general
avlatlon operatlons at just over 2 mllllon. Tbls stuoy's
2005 estlmate ls |or 1.9 mllllon annual operatlons.
Total annual general avlatlon operatlons are epecteo
to eceeo 2.5 mllllon by 2025. Mucb o| tbe projecteo
lncrease ln total annual general avlatlon operatlons wlll
be attrlbutable to tbe startup o| a U.S. Alr Force pllot
screenlng program ln Pueblo. Tbousanos o| new mllltary
tralnlng operatlons are epecteo at tbls alrport eacb year
At tbe tlme o| tbe 2000 system plan upoate, arouno 4,900
general avlatlon alrcra|t were reporteo as belng baseo
at commerclal ano general avlatlon alrports tbrougbout
Coloraoo. 8y 2005, baseo alrcra|t at all system alrports
were reporteo at 5,358. Tbe 2000 system plan projecteo
tbat by 2018 a total o| 6,446 general avlatlon alrcra|t coulo
be baseo at alrports ln Coloraoo. Projectlons o| baseo
alrcra|t oevelopeo |or tbls upoate sbow slmllar trenos ln
|uture baseo alrcra|t. 8y 2025, tbls number ls projecteo to
reacb 6,867. Over tbe net 20 years, approlmately 1,500
aooltlonal alrcra|t are epecteo to be baseo at system
alrports.
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Pboto: Contlnental L-P[ at Montrose Peglonal Alrport
System Performance Comparison
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Pboto: Alrbus 319 at
Montrose Peglonal Alrport
Benchmark
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Percentage of Airports Projected to be Operating
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2000 Study
2005 Study
Percent o| Coloraoo alrports operatlng unoer a
oemano/capaclty ratlo o| 80.
100 o| tbe Coloraoo alrports sboulo operate at a
oemano/capaclty ratlo unoer 80.
Performance Measure: Activity
Capaclty-constralneo alrports sboulo loentl|y ano strlve
to lmplement projects tbat wlll provloe aooltlonal
operatlonal capaclty. |n tbe event tbat an lnolvloual
system alrport cannot be lmproveo or capaclty
sbort|alls ln aooltlon to tbose loentleo ln tbls plan are
encountereo, lt may be approprlate to consloer small
supplemental general avlatlon alrports |or tbe system.
An aooltlonal alrport may be neeoeo nortb o| Denver
near Ft. Colllns ano one soutb o| Denver, botb near tbe
|nterstate 25 corrloor. For new alrports to be more
tban just a nolng |rom tbls plan, a wllllng publlc entlty
woulo neeo to be loentleo as a sponsor". || local
qualleo sponsors are loentleo, |ollow-on stuoles ano
analyses relateo to aooltlonal alrports woulo be neeoeo.
Tbese two aooltlonal alrport sltes sboulo be lncluoeo
ln tbe Natlonal Plan o| |ntegrateo Alrport Systems
(NP|AS).
FAA guloellnes |or oemano/capaclty trlggers were useo
|or tbls bencbmark. FAA bas oetermlneo tban wben an
alrport's annual operatlons consume 80 or more o|
tbat alrport's calculateo annual operatlng capaclty, oelays
escalate eponentlally. Currently, all alrports analyzeo
ln tbls plan operate unoer tbls ratlo. Wltb oemano
projecteo |or 2025, a |ew system alrports are projecteo
to surpass tbe 80 oemano/capaclty ratlo. Most potentlal
sbort|alls ln operatlonal capaclty are epecteo to occur
at alrports ln tbe Denver metropolltan area. Centennlal
ano [e||erson County alrports are epecteo to eceeo
tbe 80 oemano/capaclty ratlo by tbe eno o| tbe 20-year
plannlng perloo. |t ls also posslble tbat wltb projecteo
tralnlng actlvltles tbe 80 oemano/capaclty ratlo coulo
also be surpasseo at Pueblo.
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Pboto: Centennlal Alrport
Benchmark
Target Perfornance
100 o| all publlcly owneo system alrports sboulo bave
plannlng stuoles tbat are current, as oetermlneo by
objectlves set |or eacb o| tbe tbree alrport roles.
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Eagle County Regional
Eads
Springfield Municipal
Spanish Peaks
Silver West
Brush Municipal
Haxtun Municipal
Holly
Julesburg Municipal
CucharaValley
Las Animas City & County
North ForkValley
Airports Now Needing Updated Planning Studies
Percent o| system alrports wltb current master plans.
Performance Measure: Expansion Potential
Tbls bencbmark ooes not apply to prlvately owneo
alrports. Objectlves set |or Coloraoo alrports call |or all
Major Alrports to bave plannlng stuoles tbat are upoateo
on ve year lntervals. |ntermeolate ano Mlnor alrports
sboulo bave tbelr plans upoateo every seven years.
Per|ormance |or tbls bencbmark sbows lmprovement
slnce 2000. |n 2000, 58 o| all appllcable system alrports
reporteo tbelr plans as belng current, by 2005, tbls
lncreaseo to 80.
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Pboto: vance 8rano Alrport
Benchmark
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Major Airports Intermediate Airports Minor Airports
Stevens Field (d/z)
Telluride Regional (z)
Airports Needing Part 77/Height Zoning Actions (d=drawing z=zoning)
Leach (d/z)
Eads (d/z)
Hopkins Field (d/z)
Sterling Municipal (d/z)
Spanish Peaks (d/z)
Glenwood Springs Municipal(d)
Walden/Jackson County (d)
Central Colorado Municipal (z)
Ft. Morgan Municipal (z)
Harriet Alexander (z)
Blanca (d/z)
Brush Municipal (d/z)
Haxtun Municipal (d/z)
Holly (d/z)
Julesburg Municipal (d/z)
Las Animas City & County(d/z)
North ForkValley(d/z)
Saguache Municipal (d/z)
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Percentage of Publicly-Owned Airports
with FAR Part 77 Compliance
2000 Study
2005 Study
Percent o| system alrports tbat bave loentleo tbelr
FAP Part 77 sur|aces ano bave taken steps to enact
belgbt zonlng wltbln tbese areas.
Performance Measure: Expansion Potential
100 o| all publlcly owneo alrports sboulo loentl|y tbelr
Part 77 sur|aces ano take steps to bave appllcable belgbt
zonlng ln tbese sur|aces.
Tbls bencbmark ooes not apply to prlvately owneo
alrports ln tbe system. Tbe system sbows notable
lmprovement relatlve to tbls bencbmark. |n 2000, 31
o| all appllcable system alrports met tbe Part 77 objec-
tlves. 8y 2005, system per|ormance |or tbls bencbmark
lmproveo to 66. System per|ormance lmproveo |or
alrports ln eacb o| tbe tbree alrport roles.
System per|ormance |or tbls measure wlll contlnue to
cbange over tlme. Tbe alrports sbown below neeo to
loentl|y tbelr Part 77 sur|aces ano/or take steps to ensure
tbat approprlate local belgbt zonlng ls enacteo ln all o|
tbese sur|aces.
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ConcIusions
Benchmark
Target Perfornance
Major AirportsTo Be Considered For Precision
or Near Precision Approach
Colorado Plains Regional
Aspen-Pitken County+
Kit Carson County*
Cortez/Montezuma County*
Eagle County Regional+
Lamar Municipal*
Vance Brand Municipal
Meeker+
Stevens Field+
Telluride Regional+
Perry Stokes
* = airports with recently published or scheduled LPV approach
+ = airports where prior analysis has shown precision approach may not be feasible
At least 75 o| all alrports asslgneo to tbe Major
Alrport category sboulo bave a preclslon approacb.
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Major Airports Intermediate
Airports
Minor Airports Applicable
System
Airports
Percentage of Airports with a
Precision Instrument Approach
2000 t d
200 t d
Performance Measure: Economic support
Percent o| system alrports tbat bave a preclslon or near
preclslon approacb.
Faclllty objectlves establlsbeo |or tbe Coloraoo
alrports set a target |or all alrports asslgneo to tbe
Major Alrport category to bave approacbes aloeo by a
preclslon (|LS) or near preclslon approacb capabllltles
provloeo by LPv. 8etween 2000 ano 2005, tbe system
sboweo mooest lmprovement relatlve to per|ormance
|or tbls bencbmark. |n aooltlon to belng able to justl|y
a preclslon approacb |rom an actlvlty stanopolnt, tbere
are oeslgn lmpllcatlons |or alrports wltb an |LS or LPv
approacb. Natural, nanclal, ano manmaoe constralnts
bave ano wlll contlnue to cballenge tbe ablllty o| some
Major Alrports to o||er an LPv approacb wltb near
preclslon capabllltles. As a result, a target to bave near
preclslon approacb capabllltles |or at least 75 o| tbe
Major Alrports was set.
Currently, 56 (14 o| tbe 25) Major Alrports bave |LS
preclslon approacbes. Wblle lt woulo be loeal to bave
preclslon approacbes to 100 o| tbe Major Alrports,
because o| recognlzeo constralnts, a target to bave pre-
clslon approacbes or near preclslon approacb capablll-
tles at 19 o| tbe 25 (75) Major Alrports was set. Tbe
Major Alrports tbat coulo be consloereo |or approacb
upgraoes to meet tbe target set |or tbls bencbmark are
sbown.
13
Benchmark
Target Perfornance
ConcIusions
Pboto: Lmbraer 8rasllla at
Montrose Peglonal Alrport
Major and Intermediate Airports To Be Considered
For Published Approach
Stevens Field * Boulder Municipal*
Leach
Meadow Lake
Mineral County
Astronaut Rominger
Blake Field*
Animas Airpark*
Eads *
Fort Morgan Municipal *
Glenwood Springs Municipal
Granby/Grand County *
Limon Municipal *
Hopkins Field*
Rangely *
Harriet Alexander*
Springfield Municipal *
Walden/Jackson County *
Spanish Peaks *
Silver West
Yuma Municipal *
Major Airports Intermediate Airports
* = Airports identified as high priority for GPS RNAV approach as part of CDOTs
2000 GPS Implementation Study
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
80%
90%
100%
Major Airports Intermediate
Airports
Minor Airports Applicable
System
Airports
Percentage of Airports with a Published Approach
2000 Study
2005 Study
Performance Measure: Economic Support
14
ConcIusions Benchmark
Target Perfornance
Pboto: Gul|stream at Front Pange Alrport
0
0
20
0
40
0
0
0
0
0
00
Major Airports Intermediate
Airports
Minor Airports Applicable
System
Airports
Percentage of Airports with Fuel
2000 t d
200 t d
Intermediate Airports To Be
Considered For 100LL Fuel
Mineral County
Astronaut Rominger
Eads
Springfield Municipal
Walden/Jackson County
Performance Measure: Economic Support
Percent o|
Faclllty ano servlce objectlves set |or Coloraoo alrports
lnolcate tbat all Major Alrports sboulo bave [et A |uel,
100 o| all
[et A ano/o
15
Pboto: Garelo County Peglonal Alrport
Benchmark
Target Perfornance
ConcIusions
Major Airports Intermediate Airports
Colorado Plains Regional Leach
Mineral County
Astronaut Rominger
Eads
Rangely
Springfield Municipal
Walden/Jackson County
Silver West
Yuma Municipal
Major and Intermediate Airports Needing
GroundTransportation Service
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
80%
90%
100%
Major Airports Intermediate
Airports
Minor Airports Applicable
System
Airports
Percentage of Airports with
Ground Transportation Services
2000 Study
2005 Study
Performance Measure: Economic Support
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Walker Field
Pueblo Memorial Gunnison/Crested Butte Regional
Telluride Regional
Aspen-Pitkin County
Yampa Valley Regional
Eagle County Regional
Durango La Plata County
Cortez-Montezuma County
San Luis Valley Regional
Colorado Springs Municipal
Ft. Collins/Loveland Municipal
Montrose Regional

70

80

70

25

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76

80
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40
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550 ]
350
]
160
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36
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24
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40
]
34
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85
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50
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40
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385
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287
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6
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138
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385
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24
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666
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285
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191
]
191
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285
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287
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34
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160
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64
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56
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64
Wyomi ng
Ut ah
Ar i zona
New Mexico
Kansas
Nebr aska
Okl ahoma
Cheyenne
Laramie Regional
Four Corners Regional
0 0 0
Miles
ll ir orts
o lation
and rea
o r e 2000 ens s
o ommer ial ommer ial lorado ir orts
o lation
and rea
o r e 2000 ens s
Coverages
Denver nternational
population within 90 minutes of a
commercial service airport
!(
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ommer ial er i e
o
t er stem ir ort
0 Min te ri e ime
t o tate ri e ime
16
Benchmark
Target Perfornance
ConcIusions
Performance Measure: Coverage and Access
Percent o| Coloraoo populatlon ano lano area wltbln 90
mlnutes o| a commerclal alrport.
95 o| Coloraoo's populatlon ano 75 o| lts lano area
sboulo be wltbln 90 mlnutes or less o| an alrport serveo
by scbeouleo commerclal Nlgbts.
Wblle per|ormance |or tbls bencbmark relatlve to
populatlon bas not cbangeo, per|ormance relatlve to
lano area covereo bas |allen. Lamar lost servlce ano Fort
Colllns/Lovelano Munlclpal galneo commerclal alrllne
servlce ln 2003. Tbe geograpblc servlce area o| tbe
Lovelano |aclllty overlaps wltb otber commerclal alrports.
Tbe servlce area |or Lamar olo not, bence tbe reouctlon
ln area coverage. Alrllne servlce at Lamar was supporteo
by subsloles |rom tbe Feoeral LAS program. Tbree otber
Coloraoo commerclal alrports contlnue to recelve LAS
subsloles (Cortez, Alamosa, Pueblo).
Tbere ls llttle tbat CDOT can oo to attract or malntaln
commerclal alrllne servlce. Lven wltbout tbe LAS
alrports, targets |or populatlon coverage |or tbls
bencbmark wlll be met. Loss o| tbe tbree LAS alrports,
most notably San Luls valley, woulo bave a greater
lmpact on area coverage. Tbe lano area target |or tbls
bencbmark, wltbout tbe LAS alrports, woulo most llkely
not be met.
Blake Field
Walker Field
Stevens Field
Hopkins Field
McElroy Field
Meeker
Centennial
Lake County
Front Range
Perry Stokes
Erie
Fremont County
Pueblo Memorial
Limon Municipal
Lamar Municipal
Jefferson County
Harriet Alexander
Gunnison/Crested Butte Regional
Holyoke Municipal
Kit Carson County
Boulder Municipal
Telluride Regional
Sterling Municipal
Saguache Municipal La Junta Municipal
Granby/Grand County
Craig-Moffat County
Aspen-Pitkin County
Greeley/Weld County
Walden/Jackson County
Vance Brand Municipal
Yampa Valley Regional
Fort Morgan Municipal
Eagle County Regional
Durango La Plata County
Cortez-Montezuma County
Garfield County Regional
San Luis Valley Regional
Colorado Plains
Steamboat Springs
Central Colorado Regional
Colorado Springs Municipal
Ft. Collins/Loveland Municipal
Montrose Regional
70
80
70
25
25
76
80
40
550
350
160
36
24
40
34
85
50
50
50
40
385
287
6
138
385
24
666
285
191
191
285
287
34
160
64
64
Wyomi ng
Ut ah
Ar i zona
New Mexi co
Kansas
Nebraska
Mount Werner
Monarch Pass
La Veta Pass
Wilkerson Pass
Wolf Creek Pass
Cottonwood Pass
Copper Mountain
Monument Hill/Kelley
Berthoud Pass-Mines Peak
Sunlight-Glenwood Springs
additional coverage provided by
awos weather reporting facilities since 2000
0 30 60
Miles
Pre 2000
Population =
Land Area =
94.9 %
55.6 %
Source - 2000 U.S. Census
Since 2000
Population =
Land Area =
98.9 %
76.2 %
Source - 2000 U.S. Census
Coverages
AWOS Pre 2000
AWOS Since 2000
Mountain Pass AWOS
Commercial Service
Other SystemAirport
25 NM - Pre 2000
25 NM - Since 2000
Benchmark
Target Perfornance
ConcIusions
17
0
0
20
0
40
0
0
0
0
0
00
Major Airports Intermediate
Airports
Minor Airports Applicable
System
Airports
Airports with On-site Weather Reporting Facilities
2000 t d
200 t d
Leach
Meadow Lake
Mineral County
Astronaut Rominger
Animas Airpark
Eads
Glenwood Springs Municipal
Intermediate Airports To Be Considered
For Weather Reporting Equipment
Monte Vista Municipal
Rangely
Springfield Municipal
Spanish Peaks
Silver West
Wray Municipal
Yuma Municipal
Performance Measure: Coverage and Access
reportlng capabllltles.
Per|ormance relatlve to tbe bencbmark bas lmproveo.
Slnce 2000, tblrteen aooltlonal alrports bave on-slte
weatber reportlng capabllltles. All Major Alrports bave
on-slte weatber reportlng ano 63 o| tbe |ntermeolate
Alrports bave tbls capablllty. |mprovements lncluoe on-
alrport as well as weatber reportlng equlpment tbat bas alrport as well as weatber reportlng equlpment tbat bas
been lnstalleo ln mountaln passes ln tbe State.
100 o| Coloraoo's Major ano |ntermeolate alrports
sboulo bave on-slte weatber reportlng equlpment.
Furtber lmprovement ls stlll neeoeo to meet establlsbeo
targets. |ntermeolate Alrports sbown sboulo bave on-
slte weatber reportlng to meet tbe target bencbmark.
18
Benchmark
Target Perfornance
ConcIusions
Runway Length Weather Reporting
Intermediate Airport Improvements to Serve King Air B200
PublishedApproach Rotating Beacon Runway Lighting
Astronaut Rominger
Boulder
Animas
Eads
Erie
Glenwood Springs
Granby/Grand County
Limon
Hopkins Field
Steamboat Springs
Yuma
Astronaut Rominger
Leach
Animas
Mineral County
Glenwood Springs
Eads
MonteVista
Springfield
Spanish Peaks
Silver West
Wray
Yuma
Astronaut Rominger
Boulder
Leach
Meadow Lake
Mineral County
Blake
Animas
Fort Morgan
Glenwood Springs
Granby/Grand County
Rangely
Harriet Alexander
Springfield
Steamboat Springs
Walden/Jackson County
Spanish Peaks
Silver West
Yuma
Eads
Limon
Hopkins Field
Astronaut Rominger
Leach
Eads
Glenwood Springs
Mineral County
Silver West
Spanish Peaks
Animas Airpark
Granby/Grand County
Astronaut Rominger
Leach
Mineral County
Glenwood Springs
Spanish Peaks
Silver West
0
0
20
0
40
0
0
0
0
0
00
Major Airports Intermediate
Airports
Minor Airports Applicable
System
Airports
Percentage of Airports with a Published Approach
2000 t d
200 t d
Major ano |ntermeolate alrports coulo meet most o| tbe
requlrements o| tbe Klng Alr 8200 emergency alrcra|t,
by 2005, tbls lncreaseo to 56. Populatlon wltbln a 30
mlnute orlve o| an alrport equlppeo to serve tbe Klng Alr
8200 lncreaseo |rom 79 ln 2000 to 92 ln 2005, ano
lano area wltbln a 30 mlnute orlve lncreaseo |rom 26
to 33. To serve tbe Klng Alr 8200 alrcra|t, emergency
operators bave mlnlmum requlrements relateo to runway
lengtb, weatber reportlng, approacb, rotatlng beacon, ano
runway llgbtlng. All Major Alrports, but Stevens Flelo,
meet tbe Klng Alr requlrements, tbls alrport neeos only
an lmproveo approacb to meet operator neeos.
Percent o| Coloraoo alrports able to accommooate tbe
Klng Alr 8200 emergency alrcra|t.
Performance Measure: Coverage and Access
Tbe system bas sbown lmprovement relatlve to tbls
bencbmark slnce tbe 2000 plan. |n 2000, 45 o| tbe
100 o| tbe Major ano |ntermeolate alrports sboulo
be able to accommooate tbe Klng Alr 8200 ln most
emergency operatlng clrcumstances.
Llgbt o| tbe 32 |ntermeolate Alrports now bave all o| tbe
|acllltles neeoeo |or Klng Alr emergency operators. Tbe
|ollowlng lmprovements at |ntermeolate Alrports coulo
be consloereo to meet tbe target set |or tbls bencbmark.
|t ls wortb notlng tbat lack o| tbese lmprovements ooes
not totally precluoe tbe Klng Alr emergency alrcra|t
|rom operatlng at tbese alrports ourlng certaln operatlng
conoltlons.
19
Benchmark
Target Perfornance
ConcIusions
Pboto: Lear 35 at Centennlal Alrport
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
80%
90%
100%
Major Airports Intermediate
Airports
Minor Airports Applicable
System
Airports
Percentage of Airports Able to Accommodate Learjet
35 Emergency Aircraft
2000 Study
2005 Study
Runway Length
Major Airport Improvements
To Serve Learjet 35
Approach
Stevens Field Kit Carson
Vance Brand
Meeker
Perry Stokes
Percent o| Coloraoo alrports able to accommooate tbe
Learjet 35 emergency alrcra|t.
Performance Measure: Coverage and Access
100 o| tbe Major Alrports sboulo be able to accom-
mooate tbe Learjet 35 ln most emergency operatlng
clrcumstances.
Tbls plan's objectlves call |or only Major Alrports to
be oevelopeo to meet tbe neeos o| emergency alrcra|t
sucb as tbe Learjet 35. 80 (20 out o| tbe 25) o| tbe
alrports ln tbe Major Alrport category bave |acllltles
ano servlces to meet all neeos o| tbe Learjet 35 alrcra|t
operatlng |or emergency purposes. Tbls ls a sllgbt
lmprovement slnce tbe 2000 plan. |n 2005, 89 o|
Coloraoo's populatlon was wltbln a 30 mlnute orlve o|
an alrport equlppeo to serve tbls emergency alrcra|t,
up |rom 79 ln 2000. Lano area coverage lncreaseo
sllgbtly |rom 23 to 24. Wblle lt ls not an objectlve
|or |ntermeolate Alrports to meet tbe neeos o| tbls
emergency alrcra|t, two alrports oo.
|n oroer |or tbe system to meet tbe target set |or tbls
bencbmark, several alrports ln tbe Major category
woulo neeo |aclllty relateo upgraoes. Tbese are noteo
below. |t ls lmportant to note tbat lack o| some or all
o| tbese upgraoes ooes not necessarlly precluoe tbe
Learjet 35 emergency alrcra|t |rom operatlng at tbese
alrports ourlng some conoltlons.
20
Benchmark
Target Perfornance
ConcIusions
8ackgrouno Pboto: Gunnlson Alrport
0
0
20
0
40
0
0
0
0
0
00
Major Airports Intermediate
Airports
Minor Airports Applicable
System
Airports
Percentage of Airports with Minimum Runway
Length Requirements
2000 t d
200 t d
Major Airports Intermediate Airports
Aspen-Pitkin *
Jefferson County+
Cortez-Montezuma
Eagle County*
Fort Collins-Loveland
Telluride Regional+
Front Range
* = Airports where an extension less than optimum is more likely
+ = Airports where no extension is likely
Boulder+
Mineral County
MonteVista
Astronaut Rominger
Eagle County *
Animas +
Hopkins Field
Eads +
Steamboat Springs *
Telluride Regional+
Glenwood Springs +
Walden/Jackson
Granby/Grand County
Spanish Peaks
McElroy Field
Silver West
Lake County
Major and lnternediate Airports to be
Considered for Runway Lengthening Projects
Coloraoo alrports meetlng mlnlmum runway lengtb as
establlsbeo by system plan |aclllty objectlves.
Performance Measure: Investment
As a result o| lts elevatlon ano etremes ln tempera-
ture, comparatlvely, Coloraoo's alrports bave some o|
At least 75 o| all Major ano 75 o| all |ntermeolate
alrports sboulo loeally meet runway lengtb objectlves.
Objectlves |or runway lengtb, as establlsbeo by tbe
Coloraoo Avlatlon System Plan, call |or commerclal ano
rellever alrports ln tbe Major category to be able to
accommooate 75 o| all large general avlatlon alrcra|t
21
Benchmark
Target Perfornance
ConcIusions
Pboto: Lmbraer 8rasllla at
Denver |nternatlonal Alrport
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
80%
90%
100%
Major Airports Intermediate
Airports
Minor Airports Applicable
System
Airports
Percentage of Airports with PCI Rating of 75 or
Greater on Primary Runway
2000 Study
2005 Study
Major Airports Minor Airports Intermediate Airports
Aspen-Pitkin County
Kit Carson County
Meeker
Pueblo Memorial
Perry Stokes
Brush Municipal
Haxtun Municipal
CucharaValley
North ForkValley
Meadow Lake
Astronaut Rominger
Fort Morgan Municipal
Granby/Grand County
Lake County
Hopkins Field
Rangely
Sterling Municipal
Walden/Jackson County
Yuma Municipal
Major and Intermediate Airports Now Needing
Primary Runway Pavement Improvement
Performance Measure: INVESTMENT
Tbls bencbmark applles only to tbe 63 alrports tbat
are lncluoeo ln tbe CDOT pavement management
program. Slnce pavement conoltlons cbange |rom year
to year, a pavement tbat met tbls objectlve ln a prlor
cycle may not necessarlly meet tbe objectlve ln a
subsequent cycle. Accorolng to ln|ormatlon analyzeo
ln tbls upoate, per|ormance |or tbls bencbmark
bas lncreaseo. |n 2000, 40 o| tbe alrports met tbe
objectlve set |or tbls bencbmark, by 2005, tbls number
lncreaseo to 44.
CDOT places consloerable empbasls ln lts buogetary
process on malntalnlng ano lmprovlng pavement
conoltlons at system alrports. As pavement conoltlons
are presently reporteo, alrports loentleo below are
ln neeo o| pavement lmprovement projects |or tbelr
prlmary runways. To meet tbe target set |or tbls
bencbmark, CDOT wlll neeo to contlnue to monltor
runway pavement conoltlons at system alrports.
100 o| all Major ano |ntermeolate alrports sboulo
bave a paveo prlmary runway wltb a PC| o| 75 or
greater.
22
Benchmark
Target Perfornance
ConcIusions
0
0
20
0
40
0
0
0
0
0
00
2005 Percentage of Airports Providing Recommended
Security Enhancements
All Aircraft
Secured
Community
Watch
Program
Contact List Documented
Security
Procedures
Positive
Passenger/Cargo
/Baggage ID
Signs
Major Airports
Intermediate Airports
Minor Airports
Percent o| system general avlatlon alrports meetlng
mlnlmum Transportatlon Securlty Aomlnlstratlon (TSA)
securlty guloellnes.
Performance Measure: Security
Tbls bencbmark applles only to general avlatlon
alrports, commerclal alrports ano alrports wltb a
Part 139 certlcatlon bave separate TSA securlty
relateo requlrements. TSA bas a scorlng system tbat
asslgns general avlatlon securlty enbancements ln blgb,
meolum, mlnlmum, ano low categorles. Slnce tbls ls
a new per|ormance measure, lt was oetermlneo tbat
as a start, an objectlve to bave all alrports meet tbe
least oemanolng TSA securlty enbancements sboulo be
aoopteo. Tbese enbancements lncluoe bavlng all alrcra|t
secureo, establlsblng a communlty watcb program,
bavlng a contact llst, oocumentlng securlty proceoures,
bavlng posltlve passenger/cargo/baggage loentlcatlon,
ano postlng approprlate slgnage.
Tbe accompanylng cbart sbows bow alrports ln eacb
role are currently per|ormlng relatlve to tbese securlty
measures. More ln|ormatlon |or tbls bencbmark ls
avallable |rom CDOT Aeronautlcs. Alrports can obtaln
ln|ormatlon |rom CDOT on tbelr speclc TSA securlty
guloellnes.
All alrports ln tbe Coloraoo system sboulo meet at
least tbe mlnlmum TSA securlty guloellnes set |or
alrports ln tbe low rlsk" securlty category.
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96%
72%
88%
76%
56%
80%
40%
100%
100%
100%
100%
96%
100%
96%
96%
100%
100%
100%
24%
44%
20%
60%
4%
4%
12%
4%
28%
4%
Runway Length
Runway Width
Runway Strength
Parallel Taxiway
Precision Approach
Visual Aids
HIRL
Weather
Reporting Facilities
Phone
Restroom
FBO
Maintenance
Facilities
Jet AFuel
Ground
Transportation
Terminal
Apron
Hangars
Auto Parking
Major Airports
Facility and Service Objectives
Alrports Meetlng Objectlve
Alrports Not Meetlng Objectlve
Tbe prlor pages bave summarlzeo system per|ormance
relatlve to key stuoy per|ormance measures ano
bencbmarks. |n aooltlon, |aclllty ano servlce objectlves
|or Major, |ntermeolate, ano Mlnor alrports were also
establlsbeo. 8y meetlng |aclllty ano servlce objectlves
|or tbelr speclc alrport role, alrports ln Coloraoo can
best |ulll tbelr oeslgnateo system role.
Faclllty ano servlce objectlves establlsbeo as part o| tbls
plan are not stanoaros or requlrements. Tbe objectlves
sboulo, bowever, belp alrports ln Coloraoo oevelop
master plans ano alrport layout plans tbat are reNectlve
o| tbelr system role. |t ls posslble tbat some alrports
may eceeo tbelr objectlves, wblle otber alrports may
not be able to reacb all objectlves. Lstabllsbment o|
tbese |aclllty ano servlce objectlves ooes not constltute
a commltment on bebal| o| tbe State or tbe FAA to
|uno noteo lmprovements.
8aseo on oata collecteo as part o| tbls stuoy's lnventory
e||ort, tbe |ollowlng cbarts summarlze tbe ablllty o|
alrports ln eacb o| tbe tbree system roles to meet tbelr
respectlve |aclllty ano servlce objectlves.
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84%
53%
86%
66%
38%
13%
81%
63%
72%
75%
84%
38%
28%
25%
16%
72%
100%
97%
100%
28%
100%
100%
34%
63%
88%
19%
14%
16%
47%
3%
Runway Length
Runway Width
Runway Strength
(rated only)
Taxiway
Non-Precision
Approach
Visual Aids
MIRL
Weather
Reporting Facilities
Phone
Restroom
Fuel
Ground
Transportation
Apron
Hangars
Auto Parking
lnternediate Airports
Runway Length
Runway Width
Runway Strength
Visual Aids
LIRL or Reflectors
Phone
Restroom
Hangars
Auto Parking
33%
100%
6% 56%
11%
50%
39%
39%
89%
50%
11%
50%
89%
50%
61%
61%
39%
67%
Minor Airports
Alrports Meetlng Objectlve
Alrports Not Meetlng Objectlve
Unpaveo Punway - No Strengtb Patlng
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Pboto: Centennlal Alrport
Costs and Funding
Annually, tbe Coloraoo Aeronautlcal 8oaro recelves
grant requests |rom all system alrports. To be ellglble
|or State |unolng, alrports must bave a capltal lmprove-
ment plan (C|P) on le wltb CDOT Aeronautlcs.
Alrports typlcally request State |unos |or malntenance,
equlpment, ano capltal oevelopment projects. 48 o| tbe
75 alrports ln tbe Coloraoo system are also lncluoeo
ln tbe Natlonal Plan o| |ntegrateo Alrport Systems
(NP|AS), tbls makes tbese alrports ellglble |or Feoeral
|unolng |rom tbe Feoeral Avlatlon Aomlnlstratlon (FAA).
Feoerally ellglble alrports use State grants to leverage
larger Feoeral grants.
Wben revlewlng lnolvloual alrport grant requests |or
State |unolng, CDOT Aeronautlcs uses tbe recom-
menoatlons o| tbls plan. Tbey compare alrport actlons
loentleo at tbe State level wltb alrport-speclc actlons
|ormulateo at tbe local level. Tbls top oown ano bottom
up comparlson belps CDOT oetermlne wblcb projects
ano wblcb |unolng requests are ln tbe best lnterest o|
tbe State's alrport system. A revlew o| C|Ps on le wltb
Aeronautlcs lnolcates tbat some alrports bave alreaoy
lncorporateo actlons loentleo ln tbls plan lnto tbelr
locally generateo plans.
As part o| tbe system plan upoate, estlmates o| costs
tbat coulo be lncurreo to respono to targets set |or all
system bencbmarks ano |or all alrport speclc |aclllty
ano servlce objectlves were oevelopeo. Costs olscusseo
ln tbls sectlon are not reNectlve o| all alrport speclc
conoltlons wblcb mlgbt cause costs to be blgber ln
some lnstances. |t ls tbe role o| an alrport's capltal
lmprovement plan to oevelop oetalleo cost estlmates.
Costs olscusseo ln tbls sectlon are general plannlng estl-
mates. Costs presenteo ln tbls sectlon are presenteo ln
current oollars.
Cost estlmates oevelopeo as part o| tbls plan ano |or
otber projects ln tbe State C|P ano FAA NP|AS, lnolcate
tbat costs neeoeo tbrougb 2025 to malntaln ano
lmprove tbe Coloraoo alrport system coulo reacb $1.96
bllllon. Tbls cost ooes not lncluoe estlmates |or Denver
|nternatlonal. || tbls longer term estlmate ls annuallzeo,
lt appears tbat at least $108.9 mllllon coulo be neeoeo
eacb year to respono to actlons loentleo ln tbe system
plan ano to lnolvloual alrport C|Ps.
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bi l l i on
Estimated Colorado
Airport Funding Needs
Through 2025
Estimated Available
FAA/State/Local Funding
Through 2025
mi l l i on
shor t al l
Annually, |unos avallable |rom Feoeral, State ano local
|unolng sources vary. State |unos |or tbe CDOT Aero-
nautlcs program come |rom |uel taes. Wltb lncreaseo
|uel costs, State |unos bave recently been on tbe
lncrease. Feoeral |unolng |rom tbe FAA comes |rom tbe
Alrport |mprovement Program (A|P). A|P ls 100 percent
user-|unoeo by varlous |ees ano taes. For tbls analysls,
an average o| total |unolng oerlveo |rom Feoeral, State
ano local sources ln recent |unolng cycles was conslo-
ereo. For tbe most recent years, CDOT lnolcates tbat
total annual Feoeral, State, ano local |unolng |or system
alrports (ecluolng Denver |nternatlonal) bas averageo
$75 mllllon.
Wben tbe average annual estlmateo |unolng neeo o|
$108.9 mllllon ls compareo to an annual average |unolng
avallablllty o| $73.5 mllllon, lt can be seen tbat an annual
sbort|all o| $35.4 mllllon can be antlclpateo. Over tbe
plannlng perloo, a total |unolng sbort|all o| $637 mllllon
coulo be lncurreo l| all system plan ano antlclpateo C|P
projects were to be lmplementeo. 8aseo on blstorlc
|unolng, a slgnlcant |unolng sbort|all coulo elst. Secur-
lng aooltlonal |unolng |or Coloraoo alrports ls lmportant
l| actlons to respono to tbls stuoy's targets ano objec-
tlves are to be taken.
Coloraoo's commerclal ano general avlatlon alrports are
essentlal unoerplnnlngs o| tbe State's transportatlon ano
economlc systems. Tbls stuoy lnolcates tbat oemano
|or Coloraoo's alrport system wlll contlnue to grow. To
respono to tbls growtb ano to ralse tbe level o| system
per|ormance as outllneo ln tbls plan, slgnlcant lnvest-
ment wlll be neeoeo.
Lacb year, alrports ln Coloraoo (ecluolng Denver
|nternatlonal) contrlbute an estlmateo $6.7 bllllon to
tbe State's economy. Wben tbe yearly economlc benet
o| $6.7 bllllon ls compareo to annual lnvestment neeo
o| $108.9 mllllon, loentleo by tbls plan, lt can clearly
be seen tbat tbe annual benet o| tbe Coloraoo alrport
system ls mucb greater tban tbe estlmateo annual cost o|
malntalnlng ano lmprovlng tbe system.
Aeronautlcs must now work wltb tbe FAA ano alrports
tbrougbout tbe State to lnsure tbe success o| tbls plan. A
well malntalneo ano oevelopeo alrport system ls vltal to
Coloraoo. Tbls plan provloes CDOT Aeronautlcs wltb a
power|ul plannlng tool.
Tbls plan belps Aeronautlcs to unoerstano wbere
progress bas been maoe slnce tbe 2000 plan was pre-
pareo. State lnvestment ln weatber reportlng equlpment
ls one lmportant eample o| bow |ocuseo lnvestment bas
lmproveo several |acets o| system per|ormance. Lqually
lmportant, tbls upoate provloes lmportant ln|ormatlon on
wbat steps ano wbat actlons are stlll neeoeo on tbe State
ano alrport-speclc levels to reacb targets ano objectlves
outllneo ln tbls plan. Tbls ln|ormatlon belps CDOT Aero-
nautlcs to oevelop ano to prlorltlze lts |uture programs,
tbereby lnsurlng tbat Coloraoo bas a system o| com-
merclal ano general avlatlon alrports tbat can support tbe
neeos o| lts resloents, vlsltors, ano buslnesses.
Summary