The Airport is proposing to shift Runway 6/24 150 feet to the southwest and then extend the runway 720 feet at the approach end of Runway 6. This would provide 4,225 feet of usable runway length for existing and future users of the Airport and allow an unobstructed view of the entire airfield by airport traffic control tower (ATCT) personnel.
In order meet the takeoff and landing distance requirements of aircraft that currently operate at the Airport and have steadily increased operations in recent years. To determine the length of runway that is needed for existing and future aircraft, this justification study documents the types of aircraft that comprise this fleet and determines the length of runway that is needed for their operation.
Environmental assessment (EA) process to determine the potential impacts of lengthening the primary runway at the Ann Arbor Airport. The EA addresses potential impacts to noise levels, air quality, water quality, wetlands, floodplains, plant and wildlife, light emissions, historical and cultural resources, traffic, social and socioeconomic factors.
An Airport Layout Plan (ALP) is a scaled, graphical presentation of the existing and future airport facilities, their location on the airport campus, and pertinent clearance and dimensional information. Ann Arbor Airport Layout Plan (PDF)
The Ann Arbor Airport has implemented a Noise Abatement Program to help reduce noise impacts in the area surrounding the airport. This voluntary program encourages pilots to operate their aircraft in the quietest manner possible without compromising flight safety. Pilot education and cooperation are the key to the program.
The Noise Abatement Program Pilot Brochure is available to itinerant pilots using the airport at the terminal building and airport FBO's.