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The project team will be posting periodic updates on project status and findings as the project progresses. These updates can be found here (as well as on the home page). Check back often to read about the latest project happenings!

Update #5

The SDSASP project team is excited to announce the conclusion of the 2020 South Dakota State Aviation System Plan and Aviation Economic Impact Study (2020 SDSASP and AEIS)! The final findings of the 2020 SDSASP and AEIS were presented to the South Dakota Aeronautics Commission in June. The Commissioners, the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), and the general public were in attendance at the meeting and had an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the findings during the presentation. … Read More

Update #4

The SDSASP Project Team is excited to share some of the great progress made on the 2020 SDSASP since the last update in November 2019. Upon completion of initial system performance findings, the Project Team hosted the final Project Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting in Pierre. The PAC meeting provided an ¬†opportunity to engage with key project stakeholders to determine appropriate future performance targets for the system. These targets were set for each of the performance measures (PM) and help to … Read More

Update #3

The SDSASP project team has been busy completing several components of the 2020 SDSASP since the last update in July. With input from SDDOT, the FAA, the Project Advisory Committee (PAC), and other stakeholders, Chapter 2: Inventory of Existing Conditions and Chapter 3: Airport Roles were finalized and are available on the Study Documents page! Preliminary forecasts of aviation activity have been developed and the analyses of system performance have been initiated. The team is looking forward to presenting the … Read More

Update #2

The SDSASP project team has made great progress since our last update in February. Thanks to the input from the Project Advisory Committee, the team developed and refined the system goals and performance measures that are guiding the development of the 2020 SDSASP. In addition, the team completed a comprehensive inventory effort, collecting and analyzing the data collected from the 56 system airports.¬† The collected data is being used to draft the Inventory Chapter of the plan and the database … Read More

Update #1

The SDSASP project team is excited to announce we are well under way with the 2020 SDSASP project! We held a kickoff meeting with SDDOT mid-December and just completed the first Project Advisory Committee Meeting on February 6th. We had a great turnout by the PAC with over 20 attendees representing key aviation stakeholders in the state. The project team presented draft goals and performance measures for PAC discussion and input. A variety of interactive exercises were used to prioritize … Read More