In accordance with U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 158 Passenger Facility Charges, the Yuma County Airport Authority as owner and operator of Yuma International Airport has authority to Impose and Use a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) as specified in 14 CFR Part 158.
Prior to submitting this application to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Airport Authority is required to provide the following information to all domestic and foreign air carriers operating at the airport:
· The total PFC charges that will be applied for project in this application is $423,500. A brief summary of each project is provided below.
· In order to provide funding for the projects listed, the Yuma County Airport Authority will impose a four dollar and fifty cent ($4.50) PFC charge per enplaned passenger. The current estimated PFC charge expiration date is 10/1/2021; the estimated new charge expiration date is 5/1/2023 based on current enplanement figures of approximately 75,000 passengers per year.
· In accordance with part 158.23(a) (3) Yuma International Airport has requested that in the collection of PFC, the class of Nonscheduled/On-Demand Air Carriers not be required to collect PFC. In this particular class, enplanement is so small that it is not cost effective because of administration costs to collect PFC. A listing of carriers under this class and their enplanement figures is shown below.
|Nonscheduled/On-Demand Air Carriers|
|Aero Jet Services LLC (J7EA)|
|Crow Executive Air (DRUA)|
|Executive Flight (EPDA)|
|Priester Aviation LLC (PRIA)|
|Jet West LLC. (AIK)|
As required in 158.23(a)(4), the Airport Authority has scheduled a consultation meeting to be held at 10:00 am on July 7, 2014 in the airport conference room at 2191 E 32nd Street, Yuma, AZ 85365 for further review of the projects with the air carriers.
As required in 158.23(b), in preparation for the meeting, the information below contains a summary for each PFC project in this application including:
(1) A description of projects;
(2) An explanation of the need for the projects; and
(3) A detailed financial plan for the projects, including
(i) The estimated allowable project costs allocated to major project elements;
(ii) The anticipated total amount of PFC revenue that will be used to finance the projects; and
(iii) The source and amount of other funds, if any, needed to finance the projects.
Item 1 – DCC Apron Rehabilitation
Project Description: This project will rehabilitate DCC Apron located in the Southwest portion of the Airfield which provides apron and space for a design Group III-V. The scope of work will include milling and replacing existing apron asphalt and existing concrete in addition to any replacement of lighting, signage and marking in this area.
Project Purpose: This project will enhance safety and capacity by rehabilitating the DCC Apron providing an adequate surface for aircraft utilizing this general aviation ramps and area.
The need for this project was identified on February 23 and 24, 2010, by the FAA Runway Safety Field Operations Group, Western-Pacific Region (AJS-4WP), when they visited Yuma MCAS/Yuma International Airport (NYL) in Arizona. During the visit, the team met with airport management, Marine Corps Airfield Operations, air traffic management, and airport users for the purpose of developing the first Runway Safety Action Plan (RSAP) for the airport. The results of that visit identified lack of available apron in the DCC.
Estimated Project Implementation Date: 10/2014
Estimated Project Completion Date: 03/2016
Cost or Estimate: $2,000,000
Funding: PFC Funds $200,000
State Grants $1,800,000
AIP Grants $0
AIP Discretionary Funds $0
Item 1 – DCC Apron Rehabilitation
Project Description: This project will rehabilitate DCC Apron located in the Southwest portion of the Airfield which provides apron and space for a design Group III-V. The scope of work will includes replacement of any lighting, signage and marking as well as the relocation and updating of an existing electrical room as depicted in the document.
Project Purpose: The purpose of this project will partially address several RSAT actions. The necessary corrections of the marking, lighting and signage on Taxiway F1 and H1 will address these safety concerns. This will include mounted signage and associated Taxiway lighting. Where necessary the project will adjust placement of existing markings to ensure that the final signage is appropriately co-located with the proper surface painted markings. Lighting changes will be coordinated with MCAS Yuma as Taxiway F1 and H1 is primarily utilized by civilian aircraft and this correction may possible correct any pilot confusion.
Estimated Project Implementation Date: 3/2015
Estimated Project Completion Date: 07/2017
Cost or Estimate: $2,500,000
Funding: PFC Funds $223,500
State Grants $0
AIP Grants $2,000,000
AIP Discretionary Funds $276,500
If you have any comments concerning this proposal, please submit them in writing to my office within 30 days of receipt of this notice or please plan to attend the consultation meeting. Should you have any questions regarding the information listed, please contact me at 928-726-5882.
Gladys Wiggins, C.M.
Last updated May 14, 2014