Ames, IA – The Iowa Transportation Commission has 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.