DENVER — Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today authorized the distribution of $20.6 million in state aviation fuel tax revenues through 44 grants to Colorado general aviation airports under the Aviation Discretionary Grant program. The program is administered by the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Division of Aeronautics.
“We have improved public-use airports all across the state by leveraging these grants with local and federal matching funds,” Hickenlooper said. “These airports are critical to the economic well-being of communities as energy, tourism and business travel to local destinations continues to grow. Developing and maintaining an efficient, safe transportation system is vital to Colorado’s economic growth.”
The grants ranged in size from $3,650 to $3 million and require local or federal participation. The projects receiving funding include safety and infrastructure projects needed at airports ranging from Denver International Airport, one of the world’s busiest, to community airports in places such as Springfield and Paonia.
“It has been gratifying to see this program grow over the years,” said Joe, Thibodeaux, chairman of the Colorado Aeronautical Board. “Our public-use airports have consistently come to us with outstanding projects that serve important public transportation needs, and we are pleased to be able to help make these projects a reality. This is a true example of state/local and often federal partnerships that together help us accomplish much more than any of us would be able to do by ourselves.”
The Aviation Discretionary Grant Program was instituted by an amendment to the Colorado Constitution in 1992. Proposals from public-use airports are received and evaluated by CDOT Aeronautics staff and approved by the Aeronautical Board, which is comprised of aviation industry representatives appointed by the governor and approved by the Colorado Senate.
Click here to view spreadsheet which provides individual project details, including state funds, local funds, federal funds and the type of project to be funded.
Legislative Reception is scheduled for Monday, January 28th beginning at 5:30 pm.
Click to view the Colorado Legislative District Map and make sure you know your representatives before you attend.
Dear CAOA Members,
I am pleased share that the CAOA Board has approved Resolution #121312 supporting the Colorado Aviation Fuel Tax. We are preparing for the 2013 Colorado General Assembly and this unanimous Resolution will be an important part of our arsenal. I would also like to encourage Colorado Airports to have their sponsor’s draft separate resolutions that support the Colorado Aviation Fuel Tax and how your Airport has been supported through capital projects, FAA local match for projects, maintenance, equipment, inspections, and general support from the CDOT Aeronautics Division. Please forward any adopted resolutions to me at kmaenpa@flyRMMA.com
Kenneth E. Maenpa | President
1140 U.S. Higway 287 |#400-277
Broomfield, CO 80020 |303-271-4851
Below are the presentations from the Environmental Regulations Workshop, hosted by DIA on Thursday, October 18th, 2012.
The Annual CAOA Winter Conference is scheduled for January 28th and 29th, 2013 at the Westin, Westiminster. Click here to register.
Register now for the “Environmental Regulations for Airports” Workshop. This workshop will address specific environmental regulations affecting the aviation industry. Instructors will include the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Aviation Adminstration, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Oil and Public Safety, and others.
The workshop is scheduled for Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Denver International Airport, City Conference Room, NW Interior of Main Terminal, on the 6th level.
Please email Sue Davidson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-342-4432 for additional information.
The Colorado Airport Operators Association is pleased to announce that on June 25 to 28, 2012 they will be sponsoring a, AAAE Airfield Operations Review Course. This course is offered in the AAAE’s Airport Certified Employee (ACE) program and is a Part 139 based curriculum.
*****However, Certified and GA airports are encouraged to attend*****
Denver International Airport (DIA) will be the host Colorado airport and location for this training program.
The brochure gives the details of this program and agenda. Additionally the brochure gives you the contact information for close-by lodging.
There is limited seating and class will be filled on a first come first served basis however, CAOA members shall have until June 1, 2012 to sign up, prior to the event being opened to non-CAOA members and out of state interested aviation parties.
There is no-charge (FREE) registration for CAOA member airports, however if you are not enrolled in the AAAE-ACE program the attendee must sign up through AAAE. The AAAE/ACE enrollment fee is $390.00. Instructions are on the Brochure. The AAAE-ACE program fee must be sent directly to AAAE.
Please send the completed course application and confirmation that you have paid the program fee or state, that you are already enrolled in the ACE program to:
Ken Lawson, Front Range Airport, E-mail email@example.com, or FAX 303 2619100. For Information contact Ken Lawson 303 261 9103 of Troy Stover at 719 550 1967
Do not miss this opportunity to get advanced training for your key personnel.
September 17-19, 2012
The Airfield Marking Symposium training is coordinated by Sightline, hosted by Denver International Airport. Attendees receive training with the Airfield Marking Handbook from the people who wrote it.
The workshop is a two and a half day course covering the best practices concerning airfield markings. Engineers, Applicators, Maintenance and Operations staff, Airport Managers and Inspectors will benefit from the training:
- Classroom lecture each morning using the Airfield Marking Handbook
- Field demonstrations each afternoon including ultra-high waterblasting by StripeHog, AirMark preformed thermoplastic installation, RoboBeader technology, and application and inspection techniques.
The workship will begin with a welcome reception on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 5pm MST, and will end on Wednesday, September 19, 2012. Registration fees include reception, two hot breakfasts, two luncheons, all refreshment breaks and course materials. Dress is casual, we will be going to the host airport in the afternoons for field training.
Attending The symposium will pay for itself with money saved by employing best practices.
You owe it to your airport to be at this workshop in Denver in September.
$400 per attendee through September 2, $450 thereafter. Online registration at www.sightline.us/Denver2012.html
Embassy Suites Denver – Aurora
4444 North Havana Street
Denver, CO 80239
*Use Group Code “SIG” to received the conference rate of $119/night.
Announcing the 2012 CAOA Spring Conference – Hosted by Eagle County Airport
2012 Spring Conference Brochure – Click to view
Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and Spa
715 West Lionshead Circle
Vail, CO 81657
Follow this link to make hotel reservations or call 1-877-622-3140
Standard and Lodge rooms: $125.00 per night + taxes and fees – available through May 2, 2012
Room rate available 3 days prior to, and 3 days following event
Wednesday, May 30th to Friday, June 1st, 2012
Vail Golf Club
1778 Vail Valley Drive
Vail, CO 81657
May 30th, 2012 – 9:00 am start
Cost – $90, includes lunch
15 spaces available – 6’ Table provided
Teva Summer Mountain Games May 31 – June 3, 2012
Click here to view proposed rule making from this summer on enhanced Part 139 safety.