Iowa Transportation Commission approves 2013 State Aviation Program


July 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Transportation Commission today (Tuesday) approved $5.6 million for the fiscal year 2013 State Aviation Program, which includes $30,600 for the Atlantic Municipal Airport, to replace a manually sliding hangar door with a hydraulically operated door.  The total cost of the project is $36,600. The City of Atlantic will have to pay the remaining costs.

Other Airport Development Projects slated to receive funding in western Iowa through the DOT’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP) include: the Arthur N. Neu Municipal Airport in Carroll will receive $14,000 toward the $20,000 cost to upgrade the fuel system; The Creston Municipal Airport will receive $25,500 toward the $30,000 cost of improving fence access control; The Guthrie County Regional Airport is receiving $19,500 toward the estimated $39,000 cost of installing precision approach path indicator lights on a runway; The Harlan Municipal Airport will receive $25,500 for the $30,000 hangar renovation project; and, the Shenandoah Municipal Airport will receive $19,040 for the installation of partitions in the existing four-unit T-hangar. The project will cost $23,800 in total.

Altogether, the AIP will provide more than $3.2 million for aviation safety, planning and development. AIP programs are funded with revenue from aircraft registration fees and aviation fuel taxes.

And, the DOT’s Aviation vertical infrastructure programs will provide nearly $2.4 million for projects at all eight commercial service airports and seven general aviation airports throughout Iowa. Among them: The Red Oak Municipal Airport, which is receiving $150,000 to construct a six-unit T-hangar. The project is expected to cost $210,000 altogether. Vertical infrastructure programs are funded through the Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund.