Of note for aviation is the $25 billion in additional investment in aviation, including $5 billion that would be available for the FAA’s facilities and equipment expenses. The bill would allocate about $1 billion per year from fiscal 2022 through 2026 for air traffic control and tower equipment.
Another $15 billion is available for airport infrastructure grants through 2030, but initially allocated over a five-period. The legislation would set aside $500 million each year over the five-year period for non-primary and general aviation airports and another $20 million for the contract tower program. On top of the $15 billion is an additional $5 billion specifically for airport terminal projects. Up to 10 percent of that could be allocated to non-primary airports.
chunhimlai wrote:Do not expect too much physical changed
Each airport can get only a few million dollar which is only enough for little Computer/security/airfield/road traffic upgrade
adamblang wrote:Here's a summary from Aviation International News after the Senate passed the bill and sent it to the House:Another $15 billion is available for airport infrastructure grants through 2030, but initially allocated over a five-period.
DBCoop3r wrote:It appears there are dedicated funds for specific airports (I've read one article stating SEA gets $228M dedicated, for example) and then there are grants that each airport can compete for each year on top of that. Which could help some much needed terminal improvement projects get off the ground across the country.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is projected to get $228 million for improvements. Snohomish County's Paine Field will expect $16 million, and Boeing Field/King County International will expect $6.8 million.
MIflyer12 wrote:$15 Billion buys a lot more than a few laptops.
LAXintl wrote:MIflyer12 wrote:$15 Billion buys a lot more than a few laptops.
$15bil for the next 8-years for U.S airports is a really tiny drop in the bucket for massive nation like the U.S.
For cost comparison, building merely two parking structures along with the automated people mover at LAX comes in at $5.5 billion.
bomber996 wrote:Personally I am quite interested to see how the $5b allocated for FAA ATC facilities is spent. I can tell you some of the ARTCCs need some work. Bring out the popcorn.
TWA772LR wrote:We put a man on the moon and can convert urine in to drinking water. Why the hell am I still taking my shoes, coats, and belt off and taking my ipad out of my bag at security? And no, I'm not PreCheck.
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