Airport Improvement Program Funding

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AOPA joins complaint to keep Santa Monica airport open

Advocacy | Jul 07, 2014

AOPA has joined with aviation businesses, organizations and individuals in a complaint filed with the FAA July 2 to ensure that Santa Monica Airport remains open after 2015.

California grants much-needed funds for airport improvement

Advocacy | Jul 02, 2014

Money has been transferred into the California Department of Transportation’s aeronautics account, opening up funds for airport improvements around the state.

A busy session

Advocacy | Jul 02, 2014

AOPA logged many hours advocating for pilots in Louisiana in the recent legislative session, working with lawmakers on a series of bills.

AOPA asks House to protect airport funding

Advocacy | Jun 18, 2014

General aviation airports rely on federal money, making it vitally important that Congress maintain Airport Improvement Program funding at least at current levels, AOPA President Mark Baker testified before the House Aviation Subcommittee.

Landfill expansion must not threaten Massachusetts airport

Advocacy | Apr 30, 2014

Massachusetts pilots have expressed concern to AOPA that officials may weigh closing the Southbridge Municipal Airport as an adjacent landfill expands.

Massachusetts governor signs bill funding airports

Advocacy | Apr 23, 2014

AOPA and the Massachusetts Airport Management Association defeat an effort to cut $34 million from the Massachusetts transportation bond bill.

AOPA lauds Colorado airports grant program

Advocacy | Feb 25, 2014

The Colorado Aeronautical Board awards $19.7 million in airport grants to 47 facilities statewide.

AOPA fights back over incomplete story on GA airport spending in Wisconsin

Advocacy | Feb 10, 2014

AOPA sets the record straight in an inaccurate story on Airport Improvement Program grant spending in Wisconsin.

AOPA digs into state issues as legislatures convene

Advocacy | Feb 06, 2014

With 46 state legislatures in session this year, AOPA’s experts are gearing up to weigh in on proposals that affect the way you fly.

Colorado airport improvement projects funded

Article | Aug 07, 2013

Nine Colorado airports have been awarded a combined $6.1 million in FAA Airport Improvement Program grants.

House, Senate agree on fix to end ATC furloughs

Article | Apr 25, 2013

As reports of air traffic delays from AOPA members, airline employees, and the FAA mount, the association has been actively working on Capitol Hill to educate many members of Congress on the importance of aviation and the vital role air traffic controllers serve in keeping the National Airspace System operating safely and efficiently.

Report misses mark, funding critical for GA airports

Advocacy | Oct 31, 2012

Federal Airport Improvement Program grants are critical for GA airports and shouldn't be cut, like one report recommends.

Strong start for GA in Transportation appropriations bill

Advocacy | Apr 26, 2012

Support for key general aviation initiatives was evident in the $15.9 billion provided for the FAA as part of the Department of Transportation funding bill for fiscal 2013 that was passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee last week.

Overview Vision 100--Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act

Article | Dec 15, 2003

Overview Vision 100—Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act TITLE I—AIRPORT AND AIRWAY IMPROVEMENTS Subtitle A—Funding of FAA Programs Airport Planning and Development Grants. Section 101: Authorizes $3.4 billion in FY2004; $3.5 billion in FY2005; $3.6 billion in FY2006; and $3.7 in FY2007 for the FAA's Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

AOPA goes to bat for Everglades airport

Article | Nov 25, 2003

Mr. Tom Henning Chairman, Collier County Commission Collier County Government Center 3301 East Tamiami Trail Naples, FL 34112 Dear Mr.

AOPA calls on New York attorney general to protect airport

Article | Nov 14, 2003

Eliot Spitzer Office of the Attorney General State Capital Albany, New York 12224 Fax: (518) 402-2271 RE: Reversionary Interest 6.294 acres adjacent to Republic Airport Farmingdale, New York Dear Attorney General: The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is the world's largest aviation association consisting of more than 400,000 members nationwide. Our membership has expressed to us their concern that a proposed commercial development located within the Runway Protection Zone (RPZ) for Republic Airport will have a detrimental effect and raises serious safety concerns.