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Master Plan Update

Prepared for:

Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority


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Recommended Development Plan


The Recommended Development Plan is the primary output of the master planning process and identies projects to meet forecast demand, renew existing infrastructure, and position the Airport to capitalize on long-term opportunities. The Recommended Development Plan, shown on the inside of this document, consists of aireld, passenger terminal, ground transportation, and aviation support projects.

Aireld An Economic Engine


Since its beginnings in the 1920s, Memphis International Airport has grown to not only serve as the Mid-Souths primary link to the global air transportation network, but also to provide a key link to the nations movement of passengers and air cargo. Referred to as Americas Aerotropolis, the Airport supports scores of nearby businesses that rely on the movement of goods and passengers. The Airport is a powerful driver of economic activity in the Memphis region, directly and indirectly providing approximately one in three jobs in the local community, pumping over $28.6 billion into the regions economy in 2007, and providing businesses with critical access to efcient air transportation. The Airport, owned and operated by the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, serves as the headquarters for FedEx and has been the busiest airport in the world for air cargo tonnage for 18 consecutive years. The Airport is also an important hub for Delta Air Lines, which accounts for approximately 85% of passenger trafc at the Airport and is now the largest passenger airline in the world following its 2009 merger with Northwest Airlines.

Passenger Terminal
Several issues were identied 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. Recommended projects focus on these issues: Facility Age Nothwithstanding the high priority the Authority has placed on maintenance and upkeep, existing facilities and building systems are in need of modernization and upgrade after almost 50 years of continuous public use. Seismic Vulnerabilities The structural design of the terminal building, in accord with the general practices of the day, did not provide for the bracings, connections, and other requirements of modern, more stringent building codes. Dimensional and Spatial Constraints Some facilities within the terminal, which were sized appropriately at the time of construction, are undersized and accommodate existing activity at acceptable levels of service with difficulty. 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.

Providing a Vision for the Future


An Airport Master Plan is a tool used to analyze trends in aviation activity, assess facility needs, and identify needed development projects. The Master Plan serves as a vision for future airport development, providing a plan to accommodate growth in airline travel and the exibility to adapt to a continually evolving environment.

Building on Success
Since the previous Master Plan was completed in 2000, the Authority has commissioned the Airports longest runway, reconstructed two other runways, extended one of the three passenger concourses, relocated the 164th Tactical Wing of the Tennessee Air National Guard to brand new facilities, and constructed new aircraft parking and warehousing facilities for air cargo airlines. During this time, FedEx has experienced unprecedented growth, hub-carrier Northwest Airlines has merged with Delta Air Lines, and the airline industry has experienced soaring fuel prices and a downturn in the global economy. This Master Plan updates the Airports long-term vision while strategically positioning it to capitalize on future growth opportunities.

The Airports runway conguration and supporting taxiway system make it one of the most capable and efcient airelds in the country. Although forecast demand does not indicate the need for major new facilities (e.g., new runways) during the planning period, aireld projects are needed to minimize delays, improve aircraft departure queuing and staging areas, and enhance efciency when used for simultaneous arrival and departure operations.

Forecasts of Aviation Activity


Aviation demand forecasts are a primary master planning input that help to determine whether existing Airport facilities are sufcient to accommodate future demand. Forecasts were developed for enplaned passengers, air cargo tonnage, and aircraft operations (including general aviation and military activity) based on a comprehensive analysis of historical aviation activity, industry trends, regional economic conditions, and other key factors that typically affect aviation demand. Over the 20-year planning horizon, numbers of enplaned passengers, air cargo tonnage, and aircraft operations are expected to increase at compound annual growth rates of 1.8%, 2.1%, and 1.0%, respectively.

FORECAST SUMMARY
Enplaned passengers (a) Domestic International  Percent connecting Total
Existing 2007 2012 2017 2027
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5,176,000 181,000 5,357,000 56%

5,640,000 310,000 5,950,000 55%

6,029,000 416,000 6,445,000 53%

6,940,000 676,000 7,616,000 49%

Air cargo Metric tons Aircraft operations (b) Passenger aircraft Air cargo aircraft 197,700 133,600 42,100 1,500 Total 375,000 210,900 137,400 39,000 1,700 389,000 215,200 140,200 43,000 1,700 400,100 243,100 157,800 51,000 1,700 453,700 3,849,300 4,413,300 4,955,900 5,893,500

Capital Improvement Program and Financial Considerations


Cost estimates were developed to determine the Authoritys ability to fund and implement the Recommended Development Plan. The total cost of the proposed projects is $637 million (in constant 2009 dollars) to be phased over a 20-year planning period. The Authority has the nancing capacity to undertake and complete the Recommended Development Plan as well as the exibility to adjust the timing of certain projects to meet key nancial targets.

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. Two advisory committees were formed consisting of key tenants and other stakeholders as well as Airport staff. These committees provided advice on technical and strategic issues. In addition, a public information workshop was held at the end of the process to explain key ndings and recommendations to the public.

Notes: (a) An enplaned passenger is a passenger who boards a ight at Memphis International Airport. Total enplaned passengers equal approximately half of total passengers. (b) An aircraft operation consists of a takeoff or a landing.

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Recommended Development Plan


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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, 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 uids (PAL 2)

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Extend and realign taxiways at the southern end of the aireld to improve operational exibility 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 trafc controllers with exibility to resequence departure queues for the center runway (PAL 3) Retrot four structures over Winchester Road to improve structural performance during a potential seismic event, including the structures supporting the center runway, several taxiways, and the terminal access roadway (PAL 1)

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Remove the existing Radisson Hotel structure to construct 1,170 surface public parking spaces and an adjacent pay plaza (PAL 2) Construct a surface parking lot to accommodate 2,600 spaces west of Airways Boulevard and south of Winchester Road (PAL 2) Construct approximately 6,000 rental car storage spaces, maintenance facilities, and administrative ofce space for rental car companies to replace existing facilities north of Democrat Road (PAL 2)

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Extend Concourse C to the north to provide additional gate frontage, passenger holdrooms and amenities, and airline operations space (PAL 1)

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gate frontage, passenger holdrooms, and new international arrivals gates that can accommodate both narrowbody and widebody aircraft. Simultaneously, 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 terminals aged


mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems to enhance operations and support expansion and renovation projects (PALs 1 - 3)

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10 Construct a pavilion, aligned perpendicular to the


runways, at the north end of Concourse C to provide additional gate frontage, nished terminal area, 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 - 3)

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12 Extend Concourse A to the north, providing additional


gate frontage, passenger holdrooms and amenities, 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 - 3)

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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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17 Relocate the existing technical school to a 4.5-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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18 Relocate Authority ofces to a 10-acre site and build a


128,000-square-foot facility housing most Authority staff when FedEx requires the land (PAL 3)

19 Relocate the aireld maintenance facility to a 16-acre site 5


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and construct a replacement building of 80,000 square feet when FedEx expansion requires the existing site (PAL 3)

20 Relocate the existing taxicab staging area to a site with 3


30,000 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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Planning Activity Levels (PALs) represent future levels of activity at which key improvements are necessary to avoid associating specific improvements with arbitrary years. For this Master Plan Update, the aviation demand forecasts reect the realization of PAL 1, PAL 2, and PAL 3 in approximately 2012, 2017, and 2027, respectively.

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Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority


2491 Winchester Road, Suite 113 Memphis, Tennessee 38116 telephone (901) 922-8000 www.memphisairport.org Prepared by: Jacobs Consultancy

2010 Jeffrey Jacobs Photography, Inc.