Public invited to review the 2040 Paine Field Master Plan

EVERETT, Wash., March 4, 2023—Airport planners have completed the final draft of the 2040 Paine Field Airport Master Plan, a vision for the airport’s next two decades. Snohomish County invites the public to visit our online open house from March 3 to April 3 to learn more about the master plan and share comments or questions.

The public is also invited to a webinar on the 2040 Paine Field Airport Master Plan on Wednesday, March 15 from 6 to 7 p.m. The webinar will provide attendees a chance to learn more about the draft Master Plan and ask questions of experts and airport leaders who helped write the plan. Register and learn more at

“The new master plan will not extend Paine Field’s boundaries or runways. It will, however, improve service to those that count on the airport. With this new vision for the airport, we’ll be able to respond to changes in aviation technology and demand for air travel,” said Terry Ryan, Snohomish County Aerospace Economic Development Director. 

Learn more about the draft master plan at You can also leave comments, sign up for project emails, and follow Paine Field Airport on Facebook and Twitter.

About Paine Field — Snohomish County Airport

Paine Field is home to over 550 aircraft, including small, single engine recreational aircraft, corporate jets, vintage Warbirds and brand-new Boeing aircraft. Located about 30 miles north of downtown Seattle, the airport offers high quality aviation facilities, including an FAA tower, Cat 1 ILS, Part 139 certification, FBO services and good access to Seattle, Bellevue and Redmond.

The airport is home to the Boeing manufacturing plant for the 767F, KC-46A tanker, 777, and 777X aircraft and supports the flight tests and deliveries of the new 787 Dreamliners and others. In 2024, the airport will welcome the fourth manufacturing line for the 737 MAX to the plant. Aviation Technical Services is one of the largest third-party aircraft inspection and repair facility in North America and provides repair and maintenance services for airlines such as Alaska, American, Delta, Southwest, UPS and the USAF. Snohomish County is also home to hundreds of Tier 1-3 aerospace suppliers including Paine Field tenants Korry and Collins Aerospace.

Paine Field has become a major tourist destination with the opening of the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour and the Museum of Flight Restoration Center. The airport is anxiously awaiting the upcoming reopening of the Wartime History Museum (formerly the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum).

The airport’s economic impact is estimated at over 158,000 jobs (over 46,000 direct) and an output of almost $60 billion annually.

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