Public Notice for PFC Application #21-20-C-00-YKM

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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

Subject: Notice of Intent to submit an 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).


PROJECT TITLEPFC FUNDSAIPS FUNDSTOTALAIP GrantProject JustificationProject Start DateProject End Date
Design, Engineer, and Construct SRE Building$236,700$2,130,300  $2,367,00049In 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration implemented Runway Condition Assessment Matrix in order to increase aircraft safety during inclement weather.  Since this change, the airport acquired additional Snow Removal Equipment in order to meet new safety standards.  Currently, the airport has 11 pieces of Snow Removal Equipment where the current size of the building can only accommodate up to 6 pieces of equipment, where the FAA requires the equipment to be stored in a heated building.  This project will expand the Snow Removal Equipment building in order to accommodate the equipment. 9/1/2110/31/23
Design and Engineer Construct Charlie Stub Taxiway$174,500$1,570,500$1,745,00050The 2021 Airport Layout Plan Update identified the need for additional hangar development in order to meet current and future based aircraft demands.  Additionally, a variety of airport businesses have provided notice they desire to expand their business adjacent to the proposed Taxiway Charlie extension.9/1/2110/31/23
Acquire Two High-Speed Runway Plows$450,000$0$450,000N/AIn June 2017, the airport in conjunction with the airport’s engineer developed a design report in order to identify the quantity and type of Snow Removal Equipment required during inclement weather.  The design report highlighted the airport is required to have four displacement plows in order to clear priority-one surfaces.  This project would replace both 1982 displacement plows, which has outlived their useful life. 9/1/2110/31/23
Totals$861,200  $3,700,800$4,562,000    

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

                                2.  The proposed charge effective date is estimated to be 09/1/2021

                                3.  The proposed charge expiration date is estimated to be 01/01/2028

                                4.  The estimated total PFC revenue will be $861,200.


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

2.  CY2019 ACAIS Database – ATCO – Nonscheduled/On-Demand Air Carriers, filing FAA Form 1800-31

NetJets Aviation                                                                 4

Seneca Flight Operations                                                 2

ATCO Total                                                                         6

3.  This class of carriers enplaned 6 passengers in 2020.  This represents 1% of the total reported enplanements of 30,063

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.


Consultation Meeting:

In accordance with 158.23(a)(4), the airport will hold an Air Carrier Consultation Meeting at 9:00am, April 5th 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 design, engineer, and expand the Snow Removal Equipment building in order to ensure the airport’s equipment is stored in a heated building while being ready to respond during inclement weather.  Additionally, these funds will allow for the airport to replace two high-speed runway plows, which has outlined their useful life and are required to meet FAA snow removal clearance requirements.  Furthermore, this application allows for the design, engineer, and construction of Taxiway C extension, which is identified in the Airport Master Plan to accommodate additional hangar development.  Finally, by utilizing the PFC funds we will be able to complete these needed projects in a timely manner.

In the event anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact me at your convenience.


Robert K. Peterson

Airport Director Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field