Public involvement in the process to update both the IASP and AEIA is incredibly important. A dynamic stakeholder engagement process will support analyses and final products of both updates that reflect and address the considerations of those who use or are dependent on aviation in Idaho. To provide guidance to and develop continuous consensus in the IASP and AEIA, a PAC has been established, consisting of airports, other state modal representatives, state economic development partners, metropolitan planning organization (MPO) staff, Idaho Airport Managers Association representatives, and members of the Idaho Aviation Association. Meetings will be held throughout the study process to discuss system goals, performance measures, and benchmarks; validate the approach to assessing economic impacts; review airport inventory surveys; discuss airport classifications, roles, and airport issues and trends; quantify current system performance and future targets; and provide recommendations for the system.

In addition to coordinating with PAC membership, the study team will conduct outreach to a wider audience to gather input into both studies’ updates. The study team will conduct stakeholder interviews to collect relevant data and to generate interest in the study. These stakeholders will represent a range of groups who understand, use, or depend on Idaho’s aviation system. Two newsletters will also be developed throughout the study process to communicate the study’s progress and findings to those interested. Newsletter #1 (August 2019) is available for download here.

We invite other stakeholders or interested public to participate in the study updates by submitting comments via the Contact page.