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Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Program

Airports

The Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Program allows the collection of PFC fees up to $4.50 for every enplaned passenger at commercial airports controlled by public agencies. PFCs are capped at $4.50 per flight segment with a maximum of two PFCs charged on a one-way trip or four PFCs on a round trip, for a maximum of $18 total. Airports use these fees to fund FAA-approved projects that enhance safety, security, or capacity; reduce noise; or increase air carrier competition.

Draft PFC Order

The FAA has rescinded Draft Order 5500.1B, Passenger Facility Charge, and withdrawn its request for public comment. All comments received prior to November 4, 2016, will be placed in public Docket FAA 2016-9346 and retained for future consideration.

PFC Updates

PFC Updates
Number and Title Date
PFC Update 70-17: Expediting Review of Costs Associated with PFC-funded Contract Towers (PDF) May 24, 2017
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
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Federal Register Notices

Passenger Facility Charge (PFC)
Subject/Title Date
Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Program: Eligibility of Ground Access Projects Meeting Certain Criteria (PDF)
(See also Correction - Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Program: Eligibility of Ground Access Projects Meeting Certain Criteria (5/10/2016) (PDF))
5/3/2016
Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 158, Passenger Facility Charge Program, Debt Service, Air Carrier Bankruptcy, and Miscellaneous Changes; Final Rule (PDF)

5/23/2007

6/8/2007
2/1/2006
Passenger Facility Charge Program, Non-Hub Pilot Program and Related Changes; Final Rule (PDF) 3/23/2005
Notice Concerning the Use of Passenger Facility Charge Revenue for Debt Service on Non Eligible Airport-Related Projects (PDF) 4/19/2004
Revisions to Passenger Facility Charge Rule for Compensation to Air Carriers (PDF) 3/18/2004
Notice of Policy Regarding the Eligibility of Airport Ground Access Transportation Projects for Funding Under the Passenger Facility Charge Program (PDF) 2/10/2004
Passenger Facility Charge Audit Guide for Air Carriers--Procedures for Examining Air Carrier Passenger Facility Charge Collection, Remittance, and Reporting Practices (PDF) 7/26/2002
Passenger Facility Charge Audit Guide for Public Agencies--Procedures for Examining Public Agency Passenger Facility Charge Revenue (PDF) 10/11/2000
Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 158, Passenger Facility Charges (PDF) 5/30/2000
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PFC Forms

Passenger Facility Charge Program
Subject/Title Number Other Formats Notes
Passenger Facility Charge Program Application (updated 8/31/2017) 5500-1 Passenger Facility Charge Program Application (MS Word) (updated 8/31/2017) Used by sponsors to identify and submit projects for PFC Program

Form Instructions (PDF)

Attachment B to Form 5500-1 (MS Word) (updated 9/27/2010) 5500-1   Instructions for Form 5500-1 Attachments (PDF) (updated 9/10/2010)
Attachment G to Form 5500-1 (MS Word) 5500-1  
Attachment H to Form 5500-1 (Excel 97-2003) (MS Excel)
Attachment H to Form 5500-1 (Excel 2010) (MS Excel)
5500-1  
Project Physical Closeout and Project Financial Closeout 5500-1   These forms are available in PFC SOAR. Public agencies that do not have access to this system should contact their Regional or ADO PFC representatives.

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