Bisbee Douglas International Airport (KDUG) is a public-use airport owned and operated by Cochise County. The airport was constructed between 1941 and 1943 and was used as a bomber training airfield during World War II. In 1949 the U.S. government gave the airport to Cochise County for use as a regional air transportation center. It is located 10 miles northwest of the central business district of Douglas, AZ, and 24 miles east of Bisbee, AZ. The airport is included in the Federal Aviation Administration’s National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems, which categorizes it as a general aviation facility. Some notable tenants at the facility include the U.S. Fire Service, Arizona State Forestry Division, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Airport Master Plan Overview
An Airport Master Plan (AMP) describes and depicts the overall concept for the long-term development of an airport. It presents the concepts graphically in the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) drawing set and reports the data and logic upon which the concept is based in the narrative report. The goal of the plan is to provide direction for future airport development that will satisfy aviation demand in a financially feasible manner and meet the needs of Cochise County with respect to the airport. This AMP updates and replaces the 1997 AMP for Bisbee Douglas International Airport.
The following objectives will serve as a guide in the preparation of the airport master plan:
- Consider recent national and local aviation trends and how these trends affect Bisbee Douglas International Airport.
- Identify the existing capacity of airport infrastructure and determine if there is a need to maintain or improve facilities.
- Understand the issues, opportunities, and constraints of the airport.
- Interact with, and retrieve input from, the public and other stakeholders on airport issues and plans.
- Comply with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations.