ADVOCACY

The CAC actively tracks State & Federal policy issues affecting CA commercial airports. Policy & comment letters of the association can be found below.




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Support Letter for Modernization of Nation’s Airport Infrastructure and Financing Mechanisms

The CAC firmly believe’s that modernizing airport infrastructure is the best option for strengthening our nation’s aviation system to meet the needs of today and the challenges of tomorrow. California’s airports are powerful economic engines, generating more than $62 billion in annual activity and supporting more than 300,000 jobs. However, our airports’ needs far exceed […]

Support for Passenger Facility Charge

On October 27, 2011, a coalition of twelve airport operators wrote recommending consideration of easing the federal regulation of the Passenger Facility Charge. This would allow airports to forego Airport Improvement Program entitlement funds, allowing the federal government to use the savings as spending cuts for deficit reduction. The CAC offers support of this initiative.

Letter on FAA Reauthorization Bill to Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

The CAC offers strong recommendation that airport infrastructure be held as a high priority in the Reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The associations urges to fully fund, if not increase, annual appropriations to the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) as well as raise the ceiling on the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC).