Timeline Stories

Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982

Created the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) to fund airport projects. The National Airport Plan (NAP) became the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) and placed commercial airports into classifications of large hub, medium hub, small hub, and non hub airports.

Airport and Airway Revenue Act of 1970

Created the Airport and Airway Trust Fund by placing an 8% tax on passenger airfares, a $3 surcharge on passenger tickets, a seven cents per gallon tax on aviation fuel, a five percent tax on air freight, and an annual aircraft registration fee.

Airport and Airway Development Act of 1970

Created to providing funding mechanisms to airports. Created the Airport Development Aid Program (ADAP) and Planning Grant Program (PGP). The ADAP was established to fund infrastructure projects while PGP was used for master planning.

Department of Transportation is Created

The creation of the new Department of Transportation also changed the Federal Aviation Agency’s name to the Federal Aviation Administration still in use today. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is created to act as an independent investigation authority for aviation, assuming the role from the CAB.