Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) for the Airport Improvement Program (AIP)

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

Additional BCA Guidance

  • BCA Guidance from the FAA Office of Policy, International Affairs and Environment
    The documents on this page provide guidance to airport sponsors to conduct project-level benefit-cost analysis (BCA) for capacity-related airport projects. The guidance also provides basic guidance for economic analysis of investments, including certain Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants and regulations subject to FAA decision-making.

See also …

Benefit-Cost Analysis Contacts
Name/Title Division Phone
Jeffrey Wharff
Senior Economic Advisor
Office of Policy and Plans (APO-5) (202) 267-7035
Neil Kumar
Financial Analyst
Airports Policy Branch (APP-510) (202) 267-8817
Last updated: Friday, February 23, 2024