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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 www.iawings.com.

2009 Iowa Aviation Program

FY2009 Commercial Service Vertical Infrastructure (CSVI) Projects

Airport

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

$7,052,971

$567,255

Dubuque

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

$2,933,800

$111,471

Eastern Iowa - Cedar Rapids

Renovate terminal building

$2,871,920

$317,526

Fort Dodge

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

$297,000

$96,339

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

$130,000

$98,295

Sioux City

Renovate terminal building

$109,686

$106,195

Southeast Iowa - Burlington

Construct hangars

$120,000

$96,738

Waterloo

Renovate maintenance hangar and rehabilitate maintenance building and hangars

$106,181

$106,181

$13,621,558

$1,500,000

FY 2009 General Aviation Vertical Infrastructure (GAVI) Projects

Airport

Type of Improvement

Total Project Cost

State Share

Carroll - Arthur N. Neu Airport

Rehabilitate terminal building

$100,000

$75,000

Council Bluffs Municipal Airport

Construct two box hangars 60' x 60'

$363,400

$270,000

Davenport Municipal Airport

Rehabilitate t-hangar doors

$95,200

$71,400

Iowa City Municipal Airport

Construct hangar

$633,500

$200,000

Iowa Falls Municipal Airport

Rehabilitate hangar doors

$58,192

$49,463

Monticello Municipal Airport

Replace hangar door

$8,000

$6,000

Ottumwa Industrial Airport

Rehabilitate t-hangar and stabilize door pocket #2

$100,280

$75,000

Red Oak Municipal Airport

Rehabilitate t-hangar, replace bi-fold doors

$47,000

$37,600

Shenandoah Municipal Airport

Rehabilitate t-hangar, floor and partitions

$61,900

$51,440

$1,467,472

$835,903

FY 2009  Airfield and Security Projects

Airport

Type of Improvement

Total Project Cost

State Share

Atlantic Municipal Airport

Replace fuel facility - Phase II

$196,000

$166,600

Audubon County Airport

Install aviation fuel system

$114,800

$97,580

Belle Plaine Municipal Airport

Install automated gate

$25,000

$21,250

Charles City - Northeast Regional Airport

Install airfield security gates

$60,000

$51,000

Council Bluffs Municipal Airport

Construct approach and taxiway to new hangars

$69,687

$59,233

Davenport Municipal Airport

Rehabilitate t-hangar taxiway

$60,000

$45,000

Decorah Municipal Airport

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

$25,000

$21,250

Eastern Iowa Airport

Reconstruct airfield pavement near cargo building

$85,000

$72,250

Forest City Municipal Airport

Replace runway end identifier lighting runway 15/33

$30,000

$25,500

Humboldt Municipal Airport

Install aviation fueling system

$170,000

$144,500

Iowa City Municipal Airport

Construct taxiway to new hangar

$106,100

$42,440

Monticello Municipal Airport

Relocate fuel tank

$12,917

$9,687

Newton Municipal Airport

Install entrance sign

$16,000

$8,000

Paullina Municipal Airport

Resurface runway

$150,000

$90,000

Pocahontas Municipal Airport

Replace fuel facility

$68,053

$54,442

Rock Rapids Municipal Airport

Install entrance security fencing and pave parking lot

$66,000

$46,200

Sibley Municipal Airport

Repair runway pavement

$99,200

$79,360

Sioux Center Municipal Airport

Rehabilitate runway

$119,489

$71,693

Sioux Gateway Airport

Replace 16 vehicle radios, ground radio and base unit

$16,845

$14,318

Spencer Municipal Airport

Install automated access gates and security fence

$27,136

$16,281

Tipton Municipal Airport

Replace runway light fixtures

$23,840

$15,696

Waukon Municipal Airport

Reconstruct runway

$317,126

$221,988

West Union Municipal Airport

Construct taxiway

$55,300

$47,005

Total

$1,913,493

$1,421,273


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