Benefit-Cost Analyses (BCAs) help identify proposed projects that will provide a net benefit to the aviation community. We require BCAs for all capacity projects that require more than $10 million in AIP discretionary funds but can request them for less costly projects, as well.
Airport Benefit-Cost Analysis Guidance
- Federal Register Notice: Modifications to Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) Threshold (PDF) - (October 24, 2011)
- Program Guidance Letter 12-01: Revised Guidance on BCA Threshold (PDF) - (October 28, 2011)
Discusses threshold change raising the point at which a BCA is required from $5 million to $10 million in requested AIP Discretionary funds over the life of the project.
- FAA Policy and Final Guidance Regarding Benefit-Cost Analysis on Airport Capacity Projects for FAA Decisions on AIP Discretionary Grants and Letters of Intent (PDF) - (December 15, 1999)
Additional BCA Guidance
- Airport Benefit-Cost Analysis Guidance (PDF)
- Airway Planning Standard Number One, Order 7031.2C
- Economic Analysis of Investment and Regulatory Decisions (PDF)
- Economic Values for Evaluation of FAA Investment and Regulatory Decisions
- Estimating the Regional Economic Significance of Airports (PDF, 1.67 MB)
- Planning Information Needed for FAA Headquarters Review of Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) (PDF) - (March 31, 2006)
- Principles for Federal Infrastructure Investments (Executive Order 12893) (PDF) - (January 26, 1994)
See also . . .
- AIP Handbook, Order 5100.38
- AIP Program Guidance Letters (PGLs)
- ACRP Synthesis 13: Effective Practices for Preparing Airport Improvement Program Benefit-Cost Analysis
Senior Economic Advisor
|Systems and Policy Analysis Division (APO-200)||(202) 267-7035|
|Financial Analysis and PFC Branch (APP-510)||(202) 267-8818|
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