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Purdue Airport updating its master plan

Purdue University Airport is seeking public input on updates to its master plan. Community members can suggest improvements by taking a survey before May 17.

The master plan identifies developments to help the airport to meet its needs over the next 20 years.

Director of Operations Betty Stansbury says the new plan will highlight the airport’s potential to generate economic activity.

"With the development of U.S. 231 literally at our front door, I think that opens up some commercial opportunities. I think we might consider looking at an aviation research park similar to what we've done up at the Purdue Research Park -- doing something complimentary to that."

The proposal could also include capital improvements to taxiways, signage, and navigational aids at the facility.

Stansbury says there will be some changes from the previous master plan, since the facility no longer offers passenger airline service.

She says the FAA funds 90% of the plan’s $330,000 cost. The public survey takes around five minutes, and can be found HERE.