Master Plan – Project Overview

Study Objectives

In close coordination with the FAA, and the airport’s consultant, Talbert & Bright, the following
objectives formed the basis for the study team’s scope of work. The objectives are to:

  • Evaluate and update existing airport forecasts to assess the airport role, determine the
    airport’s critical design aircraft, airlines and passenger demand, and determine the
    airport’s facility needs through 2036.
  • Assess the airport’s ability to meet current FAA design standards.
  • Assess the airport’s ability to meet commercial air service, air cargo, and general aviation
    needs throughout a 20-year planning horizon (2016-2036).
  • Identify specific opportunities for improving the airport’s facilities, while ensuring the
    safety, and reliability of operations at EWN.
  • Graphically represent a preferred development scenario that is logical while supporting
    and complimenting the strategic vision and development in Craven County.
  • Establish a practical schedule of priorities that consider the financial, environmental, and
    engineering feasibility of airport improvements.
  • Utilize as much relevant existing information and plans as possible to reduce the costs
    associated with conducting the Airport Master Plan Update.
  • To provide a concise and descriptive report such that the impact and logic of its
    recommendations are clearly understood; and ultimately
  • Prepare and approve a new Airport Layout Plan.

The planning activity involved with this project follows the guidelines provided by the FAA
Advisory Circular 150-5070-6B “Airport Master Plans”.



Coastal Carolina Regional Airport

200 Terminal Drive

New Bern, NC 28564


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