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Georgia Airports Association Spring Workshop February 25, 2015 Georgia Department of Transportation Aviation Program Update Presented By Steve Brian Aviation.

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1 Georgia Airports Association Spring Workshop February 25, 2015 Georgia Department of Transportation Aviation Program Update Presented By Steve Brian Aviation Program Manager

2 Mission of the Aviation Program  Administer the State Block Grant Program  Collect 5 Year Capital Improvement Program  Fund Projects Based on FAA Priority System  Review and Enforce Federal Grant Assurances  Review and Response to PART 13 Complaints  Administer State/Local Airport Aid Program (75/25%)  Inspect Public Use Airports for State Licensing Standards and FAA 5010 Requirements  Develop Rules/Regulations as Directed by State Legislation  Respond to Legislative and Management Inquires

3 Administer State Block Grant Program  Collect 5 Year Capital Improvement Program  FY 16 Received 294 projects Requests for a total of $211 million in cost  Review and Enforce Federal Grant Assurances  Generally working on 2-3 Grant Assurance Issues at any given time (most pertain to non-aeronautical use of property and revenue diversion)  Review and Response to PART 13 Compliances (FAA retains PART 16 Complaints)  Generally working on 1-2 Complaints (most pertain to lease matters and potential discrimination)

4 Administer State Block Grant Program  FY15 Project Funding  To date there have been 41 Project Contracts Executed or in Process for a Total of $13.1 Million  Remainder of FY15, 41 Projects to be Funded at a total of $35.5 Million  Important-Sponsors and Consultants Must Have Project Under Contract by May 15 th of Each Year to Prevent Loss of Funds  Important-Sponsors to be Ready with Critical Projects as Funding Becomes Available

5 State/Local Airport Aid Program  Annually Request for State/Local Projects Averages $25million  DOT’s Proposed Budget for FY16 is $5.6 million  These Funds will be Used to Match Federal Funds  Limited ability to fund State/Local Projects  Important-Sponsors/Consultants do not Forget this Program and Submit with the Annual CIPs  FY16 Request total 32 Projects at $20 million in Value

6 State Licensing Standards and Inspections  Inspect Bi-annually (every two years) 96 Public Use Airport that do not have Part 139 Certificates  Some Statistics on these Inspections:  52% of airports have markings either faded or molding  63% of airports need crack sealing projects on their primary runway at least  42% of airports need to move their hold short bars to meet standards  17% of airports don’t have the Part 77 Primary Surface clear

7 State Licensing Standards and Inspections  13% of airports don’t meet state approach standards  64% of airports inspected don’t meet Part 77 approach standards  175 lights out on runways inspected average 3 runway lights out per airport  69 threshold lights out average 1 threshold light out at each airport  Other issues: blade back shoulders, replace PAPI bulbs, install split lenses in the caution zone for an instrument runway  Aviation Program Considering a Statewide initiative to Improve Crack Sealing and Marking Projects

8 Examples of Crackin g

9 Examples of Faded and/or Molding

10 Updates and Initiatives of the Program  New DOT Commission Russell McMurry (Former Chief Engineer and Director of Planning  Reviewing and Tracking Proposed Legislation  UAS  Transportation Funding  DOT Budget  Completed Rules and Regulation on Marking of Utility Lines a Private Use Airports  Developing an Electronic Newsletter to Communicate News and Program Changes  Hiring a Replacement for Carla Sands and an Additional Project Manager by April 1 st

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