You must wait at least 30 days after the air carrier consultation meeting before submitting an application to the Airports District Office.
Charge Effective Date
You must wait at least 60 days after the PFC approval date before airlines can start charging passengers the approved PFC amount. (Collection is usually started on the first day of a month — so more than 60 days may be required.)
Project Implementation Date
The project implementation date is the notice to proceed date for construction projects (even if they include design), the contract award date for equipment/vehicle refurbishment, the titling or delivery date for equipment/vehicle purchases, the contract purchase date for land purchases, the notice to proceed date for planning projects, and the notice to proceed for design only projects.
IMPOSE AND USE Projects
An IMPOSE AND USE project must have an implementation date that is no more than two years after its charge effective date. If there is a significant difference in the application approval date and the charge effective date (more than a few months), the project implementation date must be no more than two years after the application approval date.
IMPOSE ONLY Projects
IMPOSE ONLY projects must have an implementation date that is no more than two years after its USE application approval date or five years after its IMPOSE application charge effective date. If there is a significant difference in the IMPOSE application approval date and the charge effective date (more than a few months), the project implementation date must be no more than five years after the IMPOSE application approval date.
USE Application for an IMPOSE ONLY Project
An IMPOSE ONLY project must have an associated USE application submitted no more than three years after the IMPOSE charge effective date. If there is a significant difference in the IMPOSE application approval date and the charge effective date (more than a few months), the USE application submittal date must be no more than three years after the IMPOSE application approval date.
New Application in Time to Maintain Collection Without Interruption
A new application must be submitted at least 180 days (6 months) prior to the charge expiration date of the previous application if the public agency wishes to maintain collection without interruption. This means that the air carrier consultation meeting notice must be sent at least 240 days (8 months) prior to the charge expiration date of the previous application.
National Policy and Resources
Comment on Draft PFC Order
The FAA is accepting public comments on Draft Order 5500.1B, Passenger Facility Charge. On October 21, 2016, the FAA received a request from AAAE and ACI-NA to further extend the comment period (beyond October 31, 2016). The FAA is considering extending the comment period to December 30, 2016. Please check this website or the Federal Register for updates over the next several business days.
Advisory Circulars (ACs)
- Series 150 AC Library
- Notice to Airports and Air Carriers Concerning Their Rights to Review PFC Audits (PDF) (added 10/26/2015)
- Passenger Facility Charge Audit Guide for Air Carriers (July 2002) (PDF)
- Passenger Facility Charge Audit Guide for Air Carriers--Procedures for Examining Air Carrier Passenger Facility Charge Collection, Remittance, and Reporting Practices (July 26, 2002) (PDF)
Data, Tools, & Resources
- Addresses for Air Carriers and Commercial Service Airports
- Essential Air Service Program
- PFC Monthly Reports
Guidance & Policy
- Best Practices
- Passenger Facility Charge Order (5500.1)
- See chapter 10 for PFC levels above $3
- PFC Assurances (PDF) (11/10/2009)
- PFC Statutes & Regulations
|Number and Title||Date|
|PFC Update 69-12: Implementation of Changes from the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (PDF)||Sept. 14, 2012|
|PFC Update 66-11: Large and Medium Hub Airport Forecast Revenue Report (PDF)||June 9, 2011|
|PFC Update 65-11: Public Agency Collection Information (PDF)||Jan. 13, 2011|