Acquiring Land for Airports and Relocation Assistance

Sometimes airports must acquire land for development projects or noise compatibility programs. Airports that receive Federal financial assistance, such as AIP grants, must follow certain rules when acquiring this property and helping private property owners relocate.

Advisory Circulars (ACs)

Publications & Forms

Related Information on Non-FAA Sites

  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) - Planning, Environment, and Realty
    Lead Federal agency for the Uniform Act Regulations (49 CFR Part 24). The FHWA Office of Real Estate Services offers guidance materials, training opportunities, and assistance for the application of the Uniform Act on Federally assisted land acquisition programs.
  • International Right of Way Association (IRWA)
    The FAA Airports organization has an ongoing partnering agreement with IRWA to promote a learning environment for Airport land acquisition programs and staffs. The IRWA offers training courses and national conferences to provide state-of-the-art training and professional development opportunities to public real estate professionals.
Last updated: Tuesday, November 29, 2022