Longer runways, new hangars, part of Purdue Airport future

(AP Photo, file/Don Ryan)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Longer runways and new hangars are part of the long-term plan being developed for the Purdue University Airport.

The proposed master plan for the airport near West Lafayette was presented to the public Monday evening.

Project director Christopher Snyder of engineering company Woolpert says the proposal includes a research park area and a site for a runway for unmanned drones.

Snyder tells WLFI-TV some of the major projects in the plan include improvements on taxiways, extensions to runways and new corporate plane hangars.

Aviation technology professor Mike Suckow says the airport is used to train student pilots but it also helps attract businesses to the Lafayette area.

Officials hope to have the master plan completed by the end of this year.

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