National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS)

The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) identifies nearly 3,300 public-use airports that are included in the national airport system, the roles they currently serve, and the amounts and types of airport development eligible for Federal funding under the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) over the next 5 years. The FAA is required to publish a 5-year estimate of AIP eligible development every other year.

The NPIAS contains all commercial service airports, all reliever airports, and selected public-owned general aviation airports.

Order 5090.5, Formulation of the NPIAS-ACIP

This Order establishes guidelines for managing and maintaining two federal plans that are essential to airport development: the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) and the Airports Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP). The Order also discusses the NPIAS project database that supports these plans and its use for preparing the Secretary of Transportation's biennial NPIAS. This new Order replaces both Order 5100.39A, Airports Capital Improvement Plan and Order 5090.3, Field Formulation of the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS).

Evaluating the Formulation of the NPIAS

This report was submitted to Congress by the Secretary of Transportation on November 4, 2015, in accordance with section 155 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act (FMRA) of 2012, Pub. L. No. 112-95. The FAA was directed to study the formulation of the NPIAS and evaluate six specific issues.

This report documents the findings and provides policy considerations for each issue. Each chapter of the report corresponds to a section in the legislation, with the exception of chapter 2, which addresses the matters identified in sections 155(b)(2) and (b)(3) of the FMRA. At the end of each chapter is a list of findings and policy considerations.

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Last updated: Wednesday, May 31, 2023