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
- Benefit-Cost Analysis Guidance (AIP Handbook - Change 1, Chapter 3, Paragraphs 3-13, 3-14, 3-15)
- Planning Information Needed for FAA Headquarters Review of Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) (PDF) - (March 31, 2006)
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 . . .
- 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) 267-9593|