R.A. Wiedemann & Associates performed an update to New York’s aviation system plan in 2009. The project involved updating the state airport system plan to: identify changes in the system; address current issues and significant changes; and provide input to capital development decisions. The SASP update was strategic in its focus in an effort to conserve funds and direct efforts toward only the strategic elements necessary to produce capital development recommendations for System airports.
The forecasting element of the Update was streamlined to make use of existing sources, including NYS-provided forecasts that were substantially reviewed and adjusted where necessary based upon airport master plans. Additionally, the FAA Regional Air Service Study was used as the forecast source for JFK, LGA, Stewart, Islip, and Westchester County airports.