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03/19/2013

US Airways to Upgrade to CRJ-700’s from the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport

NEWPORT NEWS, VA, March 19, 2013 – The Peninsula Airport Commission (PAC), owners and operators of the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) are pleased to announce that US Airways will upgrade three of its seven daily flights to its hub in Charlotte, N.C. to a 67-seat CRJ-700 aircraft, starting on June 1, 2013.

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09/24/2012

Peninsula Airport Commission Awarded $10.2 Million by the Federal Aviation Administration

NEWPORT NEWS, VA, September 24, 2012 – The Peninsula Airport Commission (PAC), owners and operators of the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) are pleased to announce

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Public Notice

Passenger Facility Charge Application No. 4

Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport

 

Pursuant to 14 CFR 158.24, the Peninsula Airport Commission (“PAC”) owner and operator of the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (“Airport”), hereby provides public notice of its intent to file a Passenger Facility Charge (“PFC”) Application (“PFC Application No. 4”) to Use a $4.50 PFC per enplaned revenue passenger to fund certain eligible improvements at the Airport. 

 

The PAC has undertaken a program of capital improvements to be funded with a combination of federal grants-in-aid, grants from the Virginia Department of Aviation, and PFC revenues to be used on a pay-as-you-go basis (“PAYGO”) and which were approved in the PAC’s PFC Application No. 3, as amended.  The PAC is applying to the FAA for the authority to use PFC revenue to pay the PFC eligible costs associated with three (3) project work elements (“PWE’s”) previously approved as Impose Only.  Attached to this notice is a list of the projects, a description of the projects, a justification of the projects and the estimated PFCs to be used for each project.

 

The proposed Charge Effective Date for PFC Application No. 4 is March 1, 2025 and the estimated Charge Expiration Date is August 1, 2036 (simultaneously with PFC Application No. 3, as amended).

 

This Public Notice is effective October 4, 2013.  Public comments, if any, are required to be submitted to the Airport no later than November 4, 2013.

 

More detailed project information is available concerning the proposed PFC and the Airport improvements by writing to the Executive Director, Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport, 900 Bland Boulevard, Suite G, Newport News, Virginia, 23602-4319.

 

 

 


 

PROJECT TITLES, DESCRIPTIONS,

JUSTIFICATIONS AND FINANCING PLANS

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PWE 3.5          Taxiway “A” Reconstruction – Construction      

 

Project Description:  This is the construction phase of PWE 3.4 Taxiway “A” Design and will rehabilitation the taxiway.

 

Project Justification:  The Pavement Condition Index (“PCI”) indicates rehabilitation of these pavements is necessary to preserve capacity and maintain/increase aircraft safety.

 

Funding Plan:

 

            Project Cost:                                       $11,666,642

 

            FAA Funding                                      $10,214,131

            Local Share Requirement                    $  1,452,511

 

            PFC Funds:

 

                        State Funding                          $   534,905

                        Pay-As-You-Go                     $   917,606

                        Bonds                                      $              0

                        Finance & Interest                  $             0

 

            Total PFC Funds                                $ 1,452,511

 

 

PWE 3.9          Baggage Claim Expansion - Construction

 

Project Description:  This is the construction phase of PWE 3.8 Baggage Claim Expansion – Design and will expand the existing baggage claim facility and provide an additional baggage claim device.

 

Project Justification:  Deplaning passengers with checked baggage currently do not enter the bag claim floor space due to facility constraints (e.g. existing column structures).

 

Funding Plan:

 

            Project Cost:                                       $11,000,000

 

            FAA Funding                                      $                0

            Local Share Requirement                    $11,000,000

 

 

PFC Funds:

 

                        State Funding                          $ 5,500,000

                        Pay-As-You-Go                     $ 5,500,000

                        Bonds                                      $               0

                        Finance & Interest                  $               0

 

            Total PFC Funds                                $11,000,000 

 

 

PWE 3.11        Security Checkpoint Construction

 

Project Description:  This is the construction phase of the new consolidated security checkpoint that will serve both Concourse A and Concourse B gates.

 

Project Justification:  Currently Concourse A and Concourse B are served by separate dedicated security screening checkpoints which increases operation costs for all Airport tenants as well as reducing the efficiency of TSA agents due to the need to man multiple checkpoints during terminal operational hours.

 

Funding Plan:

 

            Project Cost:                                       $12,500,000

 

            FAA Funding                                      $10,250,000

            Local Share Requirement                    $  2,250,000

 

            PFC Funds:

 

                        State Funding                          $  1,250,000

                        Pay-As-You-Go                     $  1,000,000

                        Bonds                                      $                0

                        Finance & Interest                  $                0

 

            Total PFC Funds                                $  2,250,000