Program: Bureau of Aeronautics (Section 114)

Appropriation:

All from Special Revenue Funds:

$5,830,600

 

Total:

$5,830,600[5]

Program Description:

This funds overall administration of state aviation programs, promotes passenger and freight traffic, and provides for an “Air Service Grant Program,” which provides funds to small aviation facilities.

Recommended Action:

Terminate all spending for the Air Service Grant Program that provides financial assistance to the state’s 19 commercial airports.  Airports that serve commercial aviation should be financially self-sufficient, and the relatively small size of this grant suggests that it is not a key revenue source for these 19 airports.  Savings: $300,000.