Williston, North Dakota

Project Highlights

Michaud Cooley Erickson (MCE) is currently working on the schematic design for a new airport in Williston, North Dakota; MCE is providing MEP engineering services for this project. The existing airport, Sloulin Field, has served the Williston area since the 1950s. Over the years, the airlines serving Williston have utilized small regional turbo-prop aircraft (19 to 30-seats). In 2012, major airlines began service to the area with 50-seat regional jets. Due to runway restrictions, these are the largest aircrafts the existing airport can accommodate.

In addition to passenger boardings, the total number of aircraft takeoffs and landings (operations) at the airport has increased significantly as well. From 2010 estimated operations of 15,000, the airport has grown to an estimated 43,000 operations in 2013 and is forecasted to approach 50,000 by 2030.