Paine Field Is Updating Their Master Plan – Here’s Your Chance To Contribute

November 3, 2021

Everett, Everett Economy

This month the public is invited to contribute input as the Master Plan for Paine Field in Everett, Washington undergoes an update. Here’s how you can get involved.

You have a few chances to participate in the process this month.

Snohomish County is updating the Paine Field Airport Master Plan. The team has created an online open house and will host two webinars in November 2021. These will be opportunities for community members to learn more about work completed to date on the plan and where the plan is headed. They will also give residents the opportunity to communicate with the project team directly.

“Paine Field is incredibly important to the quality of life of Snohomish County residents,” said Arif Ghouse, Snohomish County Airport Director. “The Airport Master Plan will guide investments as the County works to make sure Paine Field can keep up with demand and continue serving passenger, general aviation, and other aerospace needs.”

Paine Field accounts for $60 billion in annual economic activity and supports over 158,000 direct and indirect jobs. With air travel on the rise as travel destinations reopen, Paine Field is projected to see an increase in demand from all users – general aviation, commercial, corporate, air cargo, and businesses to support this activity.

An Airport Master Plan is a long-range planning document that outlines a strategy for development of airport land and facilities. The plan is intended to prepare the airport to support the needs of the future. The current Paine Field Master Plan update was adopted by the Snohomish County Council in December 2002 and was accepted by the Federal Aviation Administration in November 2003. The Master Plan is informed by Snohomish County residents, government agencies, chambers of commerce, the Airport Commission, civic groups, environmental organizations, business leaders, and others with an interest in the airport.

“We want to hear from the community as we go through this process. Community members can get involved by visiting the online open house and leaving their comments through Wednesday, November 24,” said Terry Ryan, Snohomish County Aerospace Economic Development Director.

Community members can visit the online open house at Through the online open house, community members can learn more about the master plan process, leave comments, sign up for project emails, or follow Paine Field Airport on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.

The project team will host webinars on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, November 9 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Webinars will provide attendees a chance to learn more about the Master Plan updates and address questions directly to the project team. Register at

About Snohomish County Airport – Paine Field

Paine Field is a unique airport, driving the economy of the region, having the newest commercial airport terminal in Washington state, and serving as home to over 500 aircraft, including small, single engine recreational aircraft, corporate jets, vintage warbirds, and brand-new Boeing aircraft. Paine Field’s privately-owned commercial air terminal services a dozen western destinations. Located about 30 miles north of downtown Seattle, the airport offers high quality aviation facilities, including a FAA tower, Cat 1 ILS, Part 139 certification, FBO services and good access to Seattle, Bellevue, and Redmond.


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