Commercial Aviation Coordination Commission online open day runs until October 3


An online open house is being organized by the Commercial Aviation Coordination Commission (CACC) until October 3, 2021, and all residents are invited to participate.

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As the Puget Sound region develops, the demand for aviation (air travel) increases with it. Recent forecasts suggest that demand will double by 2050. Which means that even with the planned expansion at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the growth potential of Paine Field, there will be around 27 million boardings. unhappy passengers each year. Likewise, by 2050, demand for air cargo is expected to more than double, and general aviation, which includes private and recreational flights, charter flights, and emergency and fire medical services, is also expected to grow. expand statewide.

The Washington State Legislature created the Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission (CACC) to recommend a single prime location for a new commercial service airport by February 15, 2023. You can read more about the CACC and its fees on our website. The CACC recognizes the need for a systems approach and increased attention to environmental stewardship. Over the past year, the focus has been on a broader strategy that:

    • Solves the three different capacity gaps – passenger aviation, air cargo and general aviation – with solutions that meet their unique needs
    • Incorporates recommendations to reduce environmental impacts
    • Includes statewide planning to help deliver capacity solutions
    • Ensures that no community is disproportionately affected

Earlier this year, community members living in King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish and Thurston counties told us about aviation priorities and how the Commission and the WSDOT should meet demand. An invitation to participate in the survey was mailed to a random sample of addresses, and the people who responded to the survey and data analysis reflect the demographics of the eight counties we surveyed. This online open house is an additional source of comments. Your contribution is important to us!

CACC welcomes public input on the approaches we are exploring to better meet the needs of passengers, air cargo and general aviation in Washington.

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