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Phase II (2013-2018) Project Schedule

Prior AASP Work

The Alaska Aviation System Plan (AASP) updates were completed in 1986 and 1996. In 2008, the DOT&PF began a continuous aviation system planning process, where ongoing airport system planning is conducted, prior work updated, and emerging issues are addressed. Phase I of the plan spanned 2008 to 2013, with a wide range of topics addressed, and Phase II is underway from 2013 through 2018. Phase I topics are addressed at Deliverables 2008-2013 and documents can be downloaded from the Documents Tab of this site.


AASP Work in 2018

The AASP continues to set the vision for Alaska aviation during 2013-2018. We welcome you to stay up to date of any updates by checking this site or contacting for questions or comments.


Completed Phase II Work:

  • Continual identification of current aviation system planning issues 
  • Ongoing public involvement plan
  • Internal and external website enhancements
  • An annual rural aviation strategic plan
  • Creation and enhancements to the Capital Improvement & Maintenance Program (CIMP), with over 190 inspections completed to date
  • Digitalization of the Airport Project Evaluation Board (APEB) Process
  • Automated Airport Needs Book
  • Backcountry Airstrip Work Group
  • Weather Work Group
  • Seaplane Base Performance Measures Work Group
  • Performance measure adoption and automation
  • Pavement classification number (PCN) reporting
  • Public photo management module

Ongoing 2018 Work:

  • Complete website facelift
  • Update to the 2011 Economic Impact Study with new data annd trends for Alaska's rural and international aviation systems.
  • Conversion of current CIMP aplication from Microsofl Surface Pro to Apple iPad
  • Additional CIMP inspections to assist the Department in prioritizing airport capital improvement projects
  • Final Phase II system planning report - will be available end of 2018!

For more information on any past or ongoing AASP tasks, please contact Project Manager Rebecca Douglas at


Updated 2/5/18