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Iowa Transportation Commission approves FY 2020 State Aviation Program

AMES, Iowa – Aug. 12, 2019 – The Iowa Transportation Commission today approved $7.6 million for the fiscal year 2020 State Aviation Program, which includes several subprograms detailed below.  

The Airport Improvement Program (AIP) will fund $4.5 million for aviation safety, planning, and airport development projects at 19 different airports throughout Iowa. Projects funded through the AIP include runway, taxiway, and apron development; fuel systems; navigational aids; maintenance of aviation weather systems; runway marking; windsocks; emergency operational repairs; land-use planning; air service development; and the mitigation of obstruction and wildlife hazards at airports. AIP programs are funded with revenue from aircraft registration fees and aviation fuel taxes.

Aviation vertical infrastructure programs will provide $3.1 million for projects at 10 general aviation airports and eight commercial service airports throughout Iowa. These programs provide funding for the maintenance and development of airport facilities, such as terminal buildings, maintenance facilities, and aviation hangars. Vertical infrastructure programs are funded from the Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund.

The State Aviation Program supplements local and federal funding sources and seeks to maintain a safe and effective statewide air transportation system. Details on the State Aviation Program funding can be viewed at

Additional information regarding aviation in Iowa is available at


Contact: Shane Wright, Iowa DOT’s aviation program manager, at 515-239-1048 or [email protected]



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