Conference Call to Discuss Proposed AIP Handbook

Executive Summary:  The FAA has issued draft FAA Order 5100.38D, Airport Improvement Handbook and is seeking industry comment regarding no later than March 18, 2013.

ACI-NA will hold a conference call on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 2:00p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EST) to discuss the draft handbook, ACI-NA’s comments and any questions you may have on the handbook. Details for the call are below.

USA/Canada:  1-719-955-1371
USA/Canada:  1-888-450-5996
Passcode:       870747

Issue:  The FAA issued its first revision to the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Handbook since 2005.  The draft Handbook, otherwise known as FAA Order 5100.38D, provides guidance and sets forth policy and procedures to be used in the administration of the AIP.  

As the FAA notes the draft Handbook will replace both FAA Order 5100.38C, Airport Improvement Program Handbook (dated June 28, 2005) and FAA Order 5100.20C, Programming Control and Reporting Procedures Grant-In-Aid Program (dated December 7, 1999) and provide updated information that reflects current legislation and policy including program guidance letters issued prior to July 30, 2012, and provisions of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.

Who is impacted: All airports that take advantage of the Airport Improvement Program, including both airports that accept AIP grant-in-aid funding and airports that collect/use Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs).

Regulatory Reference:

ACI-NA Contacts: Matt Cornelius and Chris Oswald

This message has been sent to members of the Operations & Technical Affairs, Finance, Environmental Affairs, and Small Airports committees.