Alberta Infrastructure and Alberta Transportation, in conjunction with the Alberta Aviation Strategy Action Group (ASAG), undertook a study to assess the current level of Alberta's airports, including the assessment of all facilities, infrastructure needs and replacement costs. A total of 173 airports were initially identified for assessment, which included all registered and certified sites across Alberta excluding the Edmonton International Airport, the Calgary International Airport, and 4 Wing Cold Lake. The sites evaluated consisted of regional, community, corporate, private, and forestry aerodromes/airports.
Summary profile reports were prepared for each site, based on site inspections and questionnaires. The profile reports contain contact information, organizational structure, facility detail (such as runways, taxiways, airfield lighting, drainage, etc.) and economic information (such as budgets, capital requirements, expenditures, etc.) for each airport/aerodrome. Supplemental data was also collected from the Canadian Flight Supplement (CFS) as well as other aviation sources.