Report to Congress: National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS), 2019-2023   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the executive summary: "The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) report for Fiscal Years (FY) 2019 to 2023 is submitted to Congress in accordance with title 49 United States Code (U.S.C.), section 47103. As required by the statute, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) '...shall maintain the plan for developing public-use airports in the United States.' The statute also requires that: 'The plan shall include the kind and estimated cost of eligible airport development the Secretary of Transportation considers necessary to provide a safe, efficient, and integrated system of public-use airports adequate to anticipate and meet the needs of civil aeronautics, to meet the national defense requirements of the Secretary of Defense, and to meet identified needs of the United States Postal Service.' The FAA does not control which routes or airports the airlines serve. Nor does the FAA dictate or limit where privately owned aircraft can fly. Rather, the FAA's responsibility is to work with State and local units of government, as well as other stakeholders, to ensure effective planning of a safe and efficient system of airports to support the needs of the civil aviation industry."

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