Morrisville-Stowe State Airport Business Plan
R.A. Wiedemann & Associates, Inc., participated as part of a team on the Business Plan for Morrisville-Stowe State Airport in 2008. The Airport was equipped with a 3,701 foot runway that was constrained on both ends by a waterway. In addition, the airport facilities were developed and constrained by a State Highway and several residential parcels.
Due to the proximity of the Airport to the ski areas and resorts in Stowe, a significant number of jet operations occur annually at the Airport.
The existing runway length and several proposals for the extension of the runway were considered as part of the Business Plan. While a 500 foot extension was shown on the Airport Layout Plan, an initial 300 foot extension was considered in the Business Plan, which provided over 4,000 feet of runway for aircraft operations.
Other considerations, including the provision of a based aircraft maintenance service, and land acquisition to provide for the future expansion of facilities at the Airport, were presented. A five-year financial outlook was developed based on the recommendations of the Business Plan and projections of future costs at the Airport showed the potential revenue impacts as a result of these recommendations.