Will a longer runway mean larger airplanes?

No, that is not what projections indicate, and it is not the MAC’s intent to extend Runway 14L/32R to accommodate a larger aircraft family. The purpose of the project is to conform to FAA guidance and standards, to enhance safety and better meet the needs of existing airport users. Information regarding past, current, and projected future operations and aircraft types operating at the airport, and associated aircraft noise levels, will be presented to the Airport Community Panel and the public as part of the public involvement effort for this environmental review process, as described below.