Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport Master Plan

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OVERVIEW

Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport (CYZR) is owned by the City of Sarnia and operated by Scottsdale Aviation. Through the financial support provided by FedDev Ontario through the Regional Air Transportation Initiative, the City of Sarnia is completing a Master Plan for Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport with the assistance of HM Aero Aviation Consulting.

The project will address the airport’s growth and development over the next 20 years, considering matters such as restoration of passenger air service, infrastructure renewal, and opportunities to increase the overall economic and social benefit of the facility.

WHAT IS AN AIRPORT MASTER PLAN

The Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport Master Plan will encompass a 20-year planning horizon (2022-2042) and address key elements of the airport's growth and development over that period. Key considerations of the Airport Master Plan will include:

  • Analyzing the strategic position of the airport in its broader regional context;
  • Identifying opportunities that may exist to increase activity at the airport and broaden its economic role;
  • Ensuring that the infrastructure and services of the airport are well-maintained and able to meet future demand;
  • Recommending a governance, operations, and funding strategy to meet future demands; and
  • Providing targeted and actionable business development plans with which to pursue key objectives, such as the restoration of passenger air services.

Once completed, the Airport Master Plan will serve as an advisory document with a systematic series of recommended priorities for consideration and potential implementation by the City of Sarnia and its partners.

Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport (Google Earth)Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport (Google Earth)

STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

An important component of this study is engaging with stakeholders to identify opportunities for Sarnia Airport. HM Aero wishes to understand the needs and motivations underlying the region’s travel patterns and cargo opportunities to ensure Sarnia Airport’s continued role as a gateway to the region.

The priority of the City and HM Aero is the collection of stakeholder input to ensure that the recommendations of the report rely on comprehensive, accurate, and current information.

  • Resident Survey: A survey to understand the passenger air service needs and perspectives of residents is available below until January 21, 2022.
  • Business Survey: A survey for regional businesses on their passenger and cargo air service needs is available below until January 21, 2022.
  • Project Webinar: A project open house was hosted hosted on January 11, 2022 to provide an overview of the Airport Master Plan.

PROJECT SCHEDULE

The Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport Master Plan commenced in December 2021 and is scheduled to be completed in March 2022.

CONSULTING TEAM

The Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport Master Plan is being completed by HM Aero Aviation Consulting and their architectural subconsultant, IDEA Inc. The joint project team has significant experience providing planning services to regional airports across the country.

OVERVIEW

Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport (CYZR) is owned by the City of Sarnia and operated by Scottsdale Aviation. Through the financial support provided by FedDev Ontario through the Regional Air Transportation Initiative, the City of Sarnia is completing a Master Plan for Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport with the assistance of HM Aero Aviation Consulting.

The project will address the airport’s growth and development over the next 20 years, considering matters such as restoration of passenger air service, infrastructure renewal, and opportunities to increase the overall economic and social benefit of the facility.

WHAT IS AN AIRPORT MASTER PLAN

The Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport Master Plan will encompass a 20-year planning horizon (2022-2042) and address key elements of the airport's growth and development over that period. Key considerations of the Airport Master Plan will include:

  • Analyzing the strategic position of the airport in its broader regional context;
  • Identifying opportunities that may exist to increase activity at the airport and broaden its economic role;
  • Ensuring that the infrastructure and services of the airport are well-maintained and able to meet future demand;
  • Recommending a governance, operations, and funding strategy to meet future demands; and
  • Providing targeted and actionable business development plans with which to pursue key objectives, such as the restoration of passenger air services.

Once completed, the Airport Master Plan will serve as an advisory document with a systematic series of recommended priorities for consideration and potential implementation by the City of Sarnia and its partners.

Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport (Google Earth)Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport (Google Earth)

STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

An important component of this study is engaging with stakeholders to identify opportunities for Sarnia Airport. HM Aero wishes to understand the needs and motivations underlying the region’s travel patterns and cargo opportunities to ensure Sarnia Airport’s continued role as a gateway to the region.

The priority of the City and HM Aero is the collection of stakeholder input to ensure that the recommendations of the report rely on comprehensive, accurate, and current information.

  • Resident Survey: A survey to understand the passenger air service needs and perspectives of residents is available below until January 21, 2022.
  • Business Survey: A survey for regional businesses on their passenger and cargo air service needs is available below until January 21, 2022.
  • Project Webinar: A project open house was hosted hosted on January 11, 2022 to provide an overview of the Airport Master Plan.

PROJECT SCHEDULE

The Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport Master Plan commenced in December 2021 and is scheduled to be completed in March 2022.

CONSULTING TEAM

The Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport Master Plan is being completed by HM Aero Aviation Consulting and their architectural subconsultant, IDEA Inc. The joint project team has significant experience providing planning services to regional airports across the country.

  • HM Aero Aviation Consulting, working on behalf of the City of Sarnia, is seeking feedback to influence the development of the Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport Master Plan. This planning document will guide the systematic, orderly, and cost-effective development of Sarnia Airport over a 20-year planning horizon to 2042.

    A core focus of the Airport Master Plan is the return of passenger air services to the region, which were terminated in March 2020. To inform the development of a strategy to market the air service opportunities that exist in Sarnia for prospective airlines, our team is seeking to better understand the travel needs and priorities of residents of the region.

    Participation is voluntary and all answers will remain anonymous. The information collected will only be used by HM Aero and the City of Sarnia staff in the context of the Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport Master Plan and in future outreach with prospective airlines.

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  • HM Aero Aviation Consulting, working on behalf of the City of Sarnia, is seeking feedback to influence the development of the Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport Master Plan. This planning document will guide the systematic, orderly, and cost-effective development of Sarnia Airport over a 20-year planning horizon to 2042.

    A core focus of the Airport Master Plan is the return of passenger air services to the region, which were terminated in March 2020. To inform the development of a strategy to market the air service opportunities that exist in Sarnia for prospective airlines, our team is seeking to better understand the travel needs and priorities of businesses and key employers of the region.

    Participation is voluntary and all answers will remain anonymous. The information collected will only be used by HM Aero and the City of Sarnia staff in the context of the Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport Master Plan and in future outreach with prospective airlines.

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