TR-94-1-Airport Improvement Program

Replaces the following resolution: BA-94-1 Airport Improvement Program

WHEREAS Congress has been unable to pass a multi-year Federal Aviation Administration funding bill since the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, operating since that time on a series of short-term continuing resolutions that have funded the Airport Improvement Program(AIP) and

WHEREAS consistent, multi-year AIP funding is crucial for the continued economic benefit of Colorado communities, and development of a robust and sustainable airport system, and

WHEREAS the success of the Colorado Airport System relies on both commercial service

and general aviation airports. Aviation in Colorado supports over 265,000 jobs, with an annual payroll of $12.6 billion, creating over $36.7 billion in statewide economic impact; and

WHEREAS aviation user fees have been proposed on various occasions as a potential solution

to funding challenges,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that CLUB 20 requests the Colorado congressional delegation to encourage and support a multi-year FAA reauthorization bill with annual AIP appropriations not less than the current $3.35 billion annually, and to reject any proposal for aviation system user fees; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that CLUB 20 requests the Federal congressional delegation to encourage and support increases in AIP funding levels at every opportunity so as to maintain a consistent and dependable funding source for both commercial and general aviation airports;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that CLUB 20 supports the FAA allowing an increase in the passenger facility charge

Adopted 3-4-1994

Amended September 7, 2012

Amended September 8, 2017

(Formerly BA-94-1)