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Iowa Transportation Commission approves 2009 State Aviation Programs

July 15, 2008

AMES, Iowa – July 15, 2008 –  The Iowa Transportation Commission today approved nearly $4.8 million for the 2009 State Aviation Program.

Vertical infrastructure programs will provide $2.3 million for projects at all eight commercial service airports and nine general aviation airports around Iowa. These programs provide funding for the maintenance and development of airport facilities, such as terminal buildings, maintenance facilities and aviation hangars.

The Airport Improvement Program (AIP), funded with revenues from aircraft registration fees and aviation fuel taxes, will fund airfield and security projects totaling $1.4 million at 23 airports. The AIP will also fund $1 million for statewide safety, planning and development programs to support safe flight operations within the state’s air transportation system, and enhance the safety, operation and accessibility of airports in Iowa. Programs funded by the AIP include: maintenance of Aviation Weather Observing Systems (AWOS); runway marking; windsocks; emergency operation repairs at publicly owned airports; match for federal statewide planning studies; assistance to local jurisdictions to update airport zoning ordinances and comprehensive plans to include compatible land use near airports; air service development to maintain and enhance passenger air service in Iowa; and wildlife mitigation at airports. 

See table below for additional information on the 2009 State Aviation Program. Additional information regarding aviation in Iowa is available at

2009 Iowa Aviation Program

FY2009 Commercial Service Vertical Infrastructure (CSVI) Projects


Type of Improvement

Total Project Cost

State Share

Des Moines

Construct airfield vehicle storage building; modify airport terminal; and construct sand and chemical storage building




Design utility improvements for proposed new terminal; enhance services to existing facilities; and construct commercial grade aircraft storage hangar



Eastern Iowa - Cedar Rapids

Renovate terminal building



Fort Dodge

Renovate terminal and electric vault building; construct power generator building; and install security system



Mason City

Replace existing well pump house; replace and improve hangar doors; replace heating system in maintenance shop; and replace roof and siding on airport dwelling



Sioux City

Renovate terminal building



Southeast Iowa - Burlington

Construct hangars




Renovate maintenance hangar and rehabilitate maintenance building and hangars





FY 2009 General Aviation Vertical Infrastructure (GAVI) Projects


Type of Improvement

Total Project Cost

State Share

Carroll - Arthur N. Neu Airport

Rehabilitate terminal building



Council Bluffs Municipal Airport

Construct two box hangars 60' x 60'



Davenport Municipal Airport

Rehabilitate t-hangar doors



Iowa City Municipal Airport

Construct hangar



Iowa Falls Municipal Airport

Rehabilitate hangar doors



Monticello Municipal Airport

Replace hangar door



Ottumwa Industrial Airport

Rehabilitate t-hangar and stabilize door pocket #2



Red Oak Municipal Airport

Rehabilitate t-hangar, replace bi-fold doors



Shenandoah Municipal Airport

Rehabilitate t-hangar, floor and partitions





FY 2009  Airfield and Security Projects


Type of Improvement

Total Project Cost

State Share

Atlantic Municipal Airport

Replace fuel facility - Phase II



Audubon County Airport

Install aviation fuel system



Belle Plaine Municipal Airport

Install automated gate



Charles City - Northeast Regional Airport

Install airfield security gates



Council Bluffs Municipal Airport

Construct approach and taxiway to new hangars



Davenport Municipal Airport

Rehabilitate t-hangar taxiway



Decorah Municipal Airport

Install apron area lighting; grade and shape sides of runway safety area



Eastern Iowa Airport

Reconstruct airfield pavement near cargo building



Forest City Municipal Airport

Replace runway end identifier lighting runway 15/33



Humboldt Municipal Airport

Install aviation fueling system



Iowa City Municipal Airport

Construct taxiway to new hangar



Monticello Municipal Airport

Relocate fuel tank



Newton Municipal Airport

Install entrance sign



Paullina Municipal Airport

Resurface runway



Pocahontas Municipal Airport

Replace fuel facility



Rock Rapids Municipal Airport

Install entrance security fencing and pave parking lot



Sibley Municipal Airport

Repair runway pavement



Sioux Center Municipal Airport

Rehabilitate runway



Sioux Gateway Airport

Replace 16 vehicle radios, ground radio and base unit



Spencer Municipal Airport

Install automated access gates and security fence



Tipton Municipal Airport

Replace runway light fixtures



Waukon Municipal Airport

Reconstruct runway



West Union Municipal Airport

Construct taxiway






Iowa highway in the evening