California Aviation System Plan
Data collection for the CASP Project (Project) has been completed for each subject area below:
- Policy and Regulations
- Infrastructure and Safety
- Economics and Funding
- Future Trends and Needs
- Mobility and Access
- Land Use and Sustainability
Each subject area becomes a draft chapter for the Project. June and July will be used to review all material to develop a preliminary draft.
Division of Aeronautics remains engaged with the Focused Steering Committee (FSC), the Project’s advisory group. A meeting was held in May to review the draft chapters and the next session will cover the preliminary draft. Once the initial Project reviews are done, the draft will be made available for public review and comment. That phase of the Project will likely involve online activity in response to on-going pandemic concerns.
FSC input on behalf of stakeholder interests continues to help ensure that the CASP not only meets the State’s aviation needs, but also contributes effectively to the California Transportation Plan (CTP) update for 2050.
The CASP was first introduced in 1989 when codified in California Public Utilities Code section 21702 but has not kept pace with California transportation planning. Likewise, FAA Advisory Circular 150/5070-7, The Airport System Planning Process, has evolved without an updated approach in California. The purpose for updating the CASP is to better align aviation planning from the perspectives of both the FAA and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to positively demonstrate that aviation is an integral part of California’s multimodal transportation system.
The Project will create a vision document that integrates FAA and Caltrans’ priorities for aviation in a manner that aligns with the CTP.
Public meetings for reviewing a draft Project report are anticipated for dates to be determined soon.