Master Plan

Airport Master Plan

In July 2015, the City of Minot (Airport Sponsor) received notice to proceed with the development of an airport Master Plan Update (MPU) for the Minot International Airport (MOT). The intent of the master plan project was to provide updated data and analyses of airport activity and facilities that were not included in the previous MPU completed in 2010, as that last MPU was finished just prior to the Bakken oil boom and did not reflect the economic demand and aeronautical activity associated with that growth. Typically, airport master plans are updated every 5 to 10 years to cover a 10 to 20 year planning span that reflects or depicts the Sponsor’s goals for the airport during that timeframe.


Planning consultant Kadrmas, Lee, and Jackson (KLJ) led the master plan project and accomplished this effort in accordance with FAA Advisory Circulars 150/5070-6B, Airport Master Plans, and 150 / 5300-13A, Airport Design. In addition, a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) composed of airport users, economic development groups, City departments, and state and federal agencies periodically reviewed the work products to provide input on the analyses and to comment on proposed airport development as it related holistically to the goals and initiatives of the City of Minot.

Requirement of the Federal Aviation Administration

Master Plans are required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in order for Sponsors to be eligible to receive federal funds for necessary airport improvements. The MOT MPU was funded by both the FAA and the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission (NDAC) and, together, covered 95% of the costs. Both agencies, along with the Sponsor, reviewed and approved certain elements of the MPU in order for it to become an official planning document.  The Airport Layout Plan (ALP) and Master Plan Narrative were formally submitted to the FAA in July 2018.  These materials can be viewed using the links below.  Questions or comments about the Master Plan may be emailed directly to Deanna Stoddard, Airport Operations Manager.