Chapter 4 of the draft Airport Master Plan, the Forecast, has been completed
The data shows that the Heber Valley Airport (HCR) has grown steadily in the number of aircraft operations. While currently designated an ARC B-II airport, in 2019 the Heber Valley Airport experienced a total of 972 operations from aircraft in Category C or higher. These numbers far surpass the threshold of 500 annual operations for C aircraft and therefore place the Heber Valley Airport in the ARC C-II category. The Forecast also identifies the most demanding aircraft within the C-II ARC that routinely uses HCR. In 2020, the Bombardier Challenger 300/350 performed at least 530 operations. This airplane is being considered as the critical aircraft for Heber Valley Airport. The critical aircraft sets dimensional requirements on an airport, such as the separation distance between taxiways and runways, and the size of certain areas protecting the safety of aircraft operations and passengers. The FAA has accepted this forecast, which means that HCR will eventually be upgraded to a C-II ARC. You can read the entire forecast chapter here: www.hebervalleyflightpath.com/chapter-4-of-the-airport-master-plan-is-now-available/.