Master Plan Update
Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority
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Enplaned passengers (a) Domestic International Percent connecting Total
Existing 2007 2012 2017 2027
© 2010 Jeffrey Jacobs Photography. connections.000 416. ›› Dimensional and Spatial Constraints – Some facilities within the terminal.940. The total cost of the proposed projects is $637 million (in constant 2009 dollars) to be phased over a 20-year planning period.000 5. shown on the inside of this document. The Airport is also an important hub for Delta Air Lines. and other requirements of modern.200 43. airﬁeld projects are needed to minimize delays. numbers of enplaned passengers.000 56%
5. assess facility needs. ground transportation.100 243.700 453. 2.000 1.
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Since its beginnings in the 1920s.616.
Providing a Vision for the Future
An Airport Master Plan is a tool used to analyze trends in aviation activity.000 215. more stringent building codes. industry trends. air cargo tonnage. and aviation support projects. regional economic conditions. a public information workshop was held at the end of the process to explain key ﬁndings and recommendations to the public. in accord with the general practices of the day.029. hub-carrier Northwest Airlines has merged with Delta Air Lines.413..300 4. The Recommended Development Plan.100 157. are undersized and accommodate existing activity at acceptable levels of service with difficulty. improve aircraft departure queuing and staging areas.000 53%
6. new runways) during the planning period. Inc. These committees provided advice on technical and strategic issues.357. the Authority has commissioned the Airport’s longest runway.
Forecasts of Aviation Activity
Aviation demand forecasts are a primary master planning input that help to determine whether existing Airport facilities are sufﬁcient to accommodate future demand.1%. FedEx has experienced unprecedented growth.445. passenger terminal. did not provide for the bracings.000 210.955.000 55%
6. In addition.000 310. and constructed new aircraft parking and warehousing facilities for air cargo airlines. consists of airﬁeld. Referred to as “America’s Aerotropolis. and position the Airport to capitalize on long-term opportunities. existing facilities and building systems are in need of modernization and upgrade after almost 50 years of continuous public use.849. Over the 20-year planning horizon. The Airport. Recommended projects focus on these issues: ›› Facility Age – Nothwithstanding the high priority the Authority has placed on maintenance and upkeep. and the airline industry has experienced soaring fuel prices and a downturn in the global economy. and 1. which were sized appropriately at the time of construction.” the Airport supports scores of nearby businesses that rely on the movement of goods and passengers.400 39. Forecasts were developed for enplaned passengers.500 Total 375.000 5.000 7.
Notes: (a) An enplaned passenger is a passenger who boards a ﬂight at Memphis International Airport. The Airport is a powerful driver of economic activity in the Memphis region.900 5. This Master Plan updates the Airport’s long-term vision while strategically positioning it to capitalize on future growth opportunities.g. and aircraft operations (including general aviation and military activity) based on a comprehensive analysis of historical aviation activity.
Several issues were identiﬁed in the Master Plan Update as either in need of immediate correction or at risk of becoming functional or operational challenges within the planning period if left unaddressed. Two advisory committees were formed consisting of key tenants and other stakeholders as well as Airport staff.176. reconstructed two other runways.600 42.8%. During this time.700 133.700 400.
The Airport’s runway conﬁguration and supporting taxiway system make it one of the most capable and efﬁcient airﬁelds in the country.000 1.893.
5.950. The Master Plan serves as a vision for future airport development.
General aviation aircraft Military aircraft
. and providing businesses with critical access to efﬁcient air transportation.000 676. The Authority has the ﬁnancing capacity to undertake and complete the Recommended Development Plan as well as the ﬂexibility to adjust the timing of certain projects to meet key ﬁnancial targets. ›› Constraints to International Operations – The size and location of the existing international arrivals facility are constraints to passenger processing and cumbersome for passengers terminating in Memphis.200 140. providing a plan to accommodate growth in airline travel and the ﬂexibility to adapt to a continually evolving environment. Memphis International Airport has grown to not only serve as the Mid-South’s primary link to the global air transportation network. owned and operated by the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority.100 1. but also to provide a key link to the nation’s movement of passengers and air cargo.
Recommended Development Plan
The Recommended Development Plan is the primary output of the master planning process and identiﬁes projects to meet forecast demand.640. directly and indirectly providing approximately one in three jobs in the local community.000 49%
Air cargo Metric tons Aircraft operations (b) Passenger aircraft Air cargo aircraft 197. air cargo tonnage.0%.000 6.
Public and Stakeholder Coordination
Development of the Master Plan Update included a comprehensive stakeholder coordination and involvement process that was initiated at the outset of the planning process and continued until the plan was completed.300 4. serves as the headquarters for FedEx and has been the busiest airport in the world for air cargo tonnage for 18 consecutive years. extended one of the three passenger concourses. ›› Seismic Vulnerabilities – The structural design of the terminal building.700 3.500
Capital Improvement Program and Financial Considerations
Cost estimates were developed to determine the Authority’s ability to fund and implement the Recommended Development Plan.000 181.700 389.000 1. renew existing infrastructure. respectively. relocated the 164th Tactical Wing of the Tennessee Air National Guard to brand new facilities. Although forecast demand does not indicate the need for major new facilities (e.
Building on Success
Since the previous Master Plan was completed in 2000. and aircraft operations are expected to increase at compound annual growth rates of 1. and enhance efﬁciency when used for simultaneous arrival and departure operations. Total enplaned passengers equal approximately half of total passengers. (b) An aircraft operation consists of a takeoff or a landing.800 51. and identify needed development projects.6 billion into the region’s economy in 2007. which accounts for approximately 85% of passenger trafﬁc at the Airport and is now the largest passenger airline in the world following its 2009 merger with Northwest Airlines. and other key factors that typically affect aviation demand. Inc. pumping over $28.
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16 Construct a replacement fuel storage facility on one of
three potential sites when required for future terminal development or when the Authority and passenger airlines desire to increase fuel storage capacity (PAL 3)
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8.000 square feet of vehicle parking and a support facility to accommodate future terminal expansion (PAL 3)
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21 Acquire properties in noncompatible land uses within the
runway protection zones to the east and west of Runway 9-27 and bring them into compliance with FAA standards (PAL 3)
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22 Acquire parcels within the Airport industrial park not
currently owned by the Authority (approximately 30 acres) to provide the Authority with complete ownership of land west of Swinnea Road (PAL 3)
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9.946’ X 150’
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17 Relocate the existing technical school to a 4. and airline operations space (PAL 3)
15 Upgrade structural components of the concourses and
terminal building concurrently with other building and interior renovations to improve structural performance during a seismic event (PALs 1 . and PAL 3 in approximately 2012. electrical.320’ X 150’
Planning Activity Levels (PALs) represent future levels of activity at which key improvements are necessary to avoid associating specific improvements with arbitrary years. and administrative ofﬁce space for rental car companies to replace existing facilities north of Democrat Road (PAL 2)
Extend Concourse C to the north to provide additional gate frontage. and shell space for airline operations (PAL 2)
14 Refurbish and renovate the interiors of the concourses
and terminal building to improve both functionality and aesthetics (PALs 1 . and airline operations space (PAL 1)
11 Construct a pavilion on Concourse C to provide additional
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10 Construct a pavilion. passenger holdrooms and amenities. construct new international arrivals facilities on the mezzanine level of Concourse C and the ground level of Terminal C to process arriving international passengers (PAL 2)
13 Replace or upgrade many of the terminal’s aged
mechanical. aligned perpendicular to the
runways. and plumbing systems to enhance operations and support expansion and renovation projects (PALs 1 . ﬁnished terminal area. enhancing capacity during periods when the runway is used for both arriving and departing aircraft operations (PAL 1) Join the existing Runway 36L and 36C deicing pads at the south end of the Airport to create a centralized deicing pad sized to simultaneously accommodate multiple aircraft and improve collection and treatment of deicing ﬂuids (PAL 2)
Extend and realign taxiways at the southern end of the airﬁeld to improve operational ﬂexibility by increasing the number of taxiways on which departures can taxi and queue (PAL 3)
Construct a departure hold pad sized to accommodate two narrowbody aircraft to provide air trafﬁc controllers with ﬂexibility to resequence departure queues for the center runway (PAL 3) Retroﬁt four structures over Winchester Road to improve structural performance during a potential seismic event. passenger holdrooms and amenities. maintenance facilities. For this Master Plan Update. and new international arrivals gates that can accommodate both narrowbody and widebody aircraft. providing additional
gate frontage. several taxiways. PAL 2.120’ X 150’
and construct a replacement building of 80. including the structures supporting the center runway.170 surface public parking spaces and an adjacent pay plaza (PAL 2) Construct a surface parking lot to accommodate 2. passenger holdrooms.5-acre site
currently occupied by the industrial park on the east side of the Airport when FedEx requires the land (PAL 3)
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Runway 18L-36R 9. 2017.000 square feet when FedEx expansion requires the existing site (PAL 3)
20 Relocate the existing taxicab staging area to a site with 3
30. and 2027.000’ X 150’
18 Relocate Authority ofﬁces to a 10-acre site and build a
128. at the north end of Concourse C to provide additional gate frontage.3)
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12 Extend Concourse A to the north. the aviation demand forecasts reﬂect the realization of PAL 1.000 rental car storage spaces.Recommended Development Plan
Structure to be removed New construction International arrivals Interior renovations Inline baggage system No modifications proposed
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Realign Runway 36 exit Taxiway M6 from a 90-degree exit to a 30-degree exit to decrease runway occupancy times for aircraft landing from the south.
Airport property line Property acquisition Structure to be removed
. respectively.600 spaces west of Airways Boulevard and south of Winchester Road (PAL 2) Construct approximately 6.000-square-foot facility housing most Authority staff when FedEx requires the land (PAL 3)
19 Relocate the airﬁeld maintenance facility to a 16-acre site 5
Runway 18C-36C 11. and the terminal access roadway (PAL 1)
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Remove the existing Radisson Hotel structure to construct 1. Simultaneously.
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