The Continuing Florida Aviation Systems Planning Process (CFASPP) was established by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Florida Department of Transportation (DOT) because of the need for a method to help maintain a viable Statewide aviation environment.
The objective of FAA, FDOT and CFASPP is to maintain and enhance the Florida aviation system. A primary function of CFASPP is to help keep the Florida Aviation System Plan (FASP) in step with the constant changes by updating the FASP periodically.
The Continuing Florida Aviation System Planning Process (CFASPP) is a method used within Florida to continually monitor the aviation environment and determine the development requirements to best meet projected aviation demands. This process is a component of the Federal Aviation Administration Continuous Airport Systems Planning Process.
Presently, the State designated the Florida Aviation System Plan as FASP 2025, incorporating the traditional aviation system planning elements provided for in most State aviation system plans. However, in the spirit of both the Federal Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) and State Intermodal mandates, FASP 2025 includes an analysis of the Intermodal aspects of the State transportation system which have impact on airports and aviation.
The most recent update in 2010 also provided an analysis of both the economic impact of airports on local communities and the economic impact of airport projects on local economies. In the FASP 2025 Planning Component, the Update included nine (9) Regional Aviation System Plans or Regional Perspectives, a Statewide Overview, an Executive Summary titled Florida Airports - Investing In Our Future, and a Florida Aviation System Plan 2025 document which includes a Strategic Planning element. The FASP 2025 documents can be accessed through the FDOT Aviation Office web-site.
Additionally, the Economic Impact Study can also be accessed from the FDOT Aviation Office web-site.
The nine Regional CFASPP Steering Committees and the one Executive Statewide Committee are integral to this entire process. During the three annual meetings and through an increasingly automated information management system, they provide both Regional and Statewide input critical to the ultimate success of the FASP 2025 and a number of similar aviation systems planning efforts.
Presently, the FASP is undergoing a strategic plan update,which will focus on updating goals and objectives from the previous plan. To support the CFASPP, the State has identified nine centers of aviation activity. Each center is called either a "Region" or "Metropolitan Area". A Region is an area containing several communities with common aviation ties to each other due to geographic and economic characteristics. A Metropolitan Area is a portion of the State with interrelationships between airports and a common economic base due to contiguous urban development. The CFASPP contains five aviation regions and four metropolitan areas.