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Volume 16, Issue 1
January 2018


Hillsboro Airport seeks comments
on expansion plans

An “Online Open House” is open for comments until Feb. 5 for area residents to comment on options for improvements at Hillsboro International Airport (HIA).

Hillsboro Airport expansion map

The Port of Portland is updating the master plan for Hillsboro Airport (HIA) to consider how the airport and surrounding property will continue serving the region's needs. This Master Plan Update is an 18-24 month effort, which kicked off in February 2017.

After completing a strategic analysis, the project team proposed that Hillsboro Airport continue its current role hosting similar types of aircraft, activities and services that we see today. Based on the analysis and discussion with the Planning Advisory Committee, the team determined conditions are not right for Hillsboro Airport to grow into a new role over the next 20 years.

Established in 1928, Hillsboro Airport was privately operated and later purchased by the City of Hillsboro. The Port of Portland took over operation of the airport in 1966. Located on approximately 950 acres, the airport has three runways, a Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control tower, and an instrument landing system.

As the second busiest airport in Oregon, HIA is home to local corporate flight departments, aircraft charter services for business travel, air ambulance services, TV news helicopters, flight schools, aircraft maintenance and repair operations, a corporate air shuttle service, and a U.S. Customs and Border Protection office for international flights. In all, more than 25 businesses operate onsite.

With the help of the community, the Port developed three possible alternatives for future development. You're invited to click on the open house link to help plan for a shared future.


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