The commission shall prepare and revise from time to time a plan for the development
of airports and air navigation facilities in the commonwealth. Such plan shall specify, in terms of general location and type of development, the
projects considered by the commission to be necessary to provide a system of airports
adequate to anticipate and meet the needs of civil aeronautics within the commonwealth. In formulating and revising such plan the commission shall consider the probable
technological developments in the science of aeronautics, the protection and safety
of persons operating aircraft, the needs of the national defense program, air commerce
and private flying in order that locations of such airports and air navigation facilities
will provide the greatest safety, security and utility. In carrying out this section the commission may make such surveys, studies and investigations
as it may deem necessary or desirable.
The commission may, subject to appropriation, construct, establish and maintain air
navigational facilities within the commonwealth for the convenience and safety of
persons operating, using or traveling by aircraft, and for the safety of the general
public. The commission on behalf of the commonwealth may take by eminent domain under chapter
seventy-nine or eighty A, or acquire by purchase, gift or otherwise, such property
as may be necessary to fulfill the requirements of this section.
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