Public Notice for PFC Application #20-19-C-00-YKM

Monday, April 13, 2020

To:          Air Carriers with significant business interest operating at the Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field. 

Subject: Notice of Intent to submit a application to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to collect and use Passenger

Facility Charges (PFC) for various projects at the Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field, and Notice of Consultation Meeting.

In accordance with Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR), 14 CFR Part 158.23, the Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field is obligated to inform in writing, the air carriers operating at Yakima of its intent to submit a application to the FAA for authority to impose and use PFCs prior to the submission of the application to the FAA.  This correspondence will fulfill this requirement, and the outline will follow Part 158.23(a) and (b).

158.23(a)(1)

PROJECT TITLEPFC FUNDSAIPS FUNDS TOTALAIP GrantProject JustificationProject Start DateProject End Date
Design, Engineer, and Construct East General Aviation Apron330,002,970,000   3,300,00046The East General Aviation Apron supports general aviation, air carrier, air taxi, and corporate aircraft operations.  The apron was originally constructed in 1983 and requires resurfacing due to the Pavement Condition Index ranging around 45-55.  The project will mill the top surface, conduct crack sealing below the surface, apply 3-4 inches of asphalt to the surface, and reconfigure aircraft tiedown locations to meet current Federal Aviation Administration safety standards.   8/01/2011/31/21
Design and Engineer Taxiway Bravo23,000207,000 230,00047Taxiway Bravo is the parallel taxiway to Runway 4/22 where the pavement currently exceeds the aircraft design group and requires to be milled and overlaid with new asphalt.  Additionally, the project will narrow the Taxiway to meet Aircraft Design Group II and install new LED Taxiway Medium Intensity Taxiway Lights.  This project will also explore the option of removing confusing geometry associated with Taxiway Bravo and the approach end of Runway 22.   5/01/216/30/22
Totals$353,000  3,177,000 3,530,000    

158.23(a)(2)         1.  PFC level to be charged will be $4.50.

                                2.  The proposed charge effective date is estimated to be 08/1/2020

                                3.  The proposed charge expiration date is estimated to be 07/31/2021

                                4.  The estimated total PFC revenue will be $353,000.

158.23(a)(3)

1.  The Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field will request that air taxi/commercial operators be exempt from the charge.

2.  CY2018 ACAIS Database – ATCO – Nonscheduled/On-Demand Air Carriers, filing FAA Form 1800-31

Aero Jet Services                                                                4

NetJets Aviation                                                                 27

Sunset Aviation                                                                    6

ATCO Total                                                                         37

3.  This class of carriers enplaned 37 passengers in 2018.  This represents .05% of the total reported enplanements of 70,378.

4.  Historically, this class of carriers has compromise less than 1% of the total boarding’s and collection of the PFC   would be unduly burdensome to these carriers.

158.23(a)(4)

Consultation Meeting:

In accordance with 158.23(a)(4), the airport will hold an Air Carrier Consultation Meeting at 9:00am, May 13, 2020 at the Airport Administration Office, 2406 West Washington Ave, Suite B, Yakima, WA 98903.  If any additional project information presents itself, it will be available at that time.  By utilizing the PFC’s funds we will be able to complete the rehabilitation of the East General Aviation Apron; Design and Engineer Taxiway Bravo that have outlined their useful life.  Furthermore, by utilizing the PFC funds we will be able to complete these needed projects in a timely manner.

Airlines that may have any questions are encouraged to contact Rob Peterson, Airport Director at Rob.Peterson@yakimawa.gov or 509-575-6149.