THE FEDERAL TURNAROUND ON AID TO AIRPORTS 1926-38

This short study--the second in a contemplated series of FAA historical monographs dealing with the evolution of the Federal role in civil aviation--examines the course of events that convinced congress, some 12 years after the Air Commerce Act's enactment, that civil airports fulfilled a broader function than merely serving their own communities and constituted, therefore, an area of Federal interest. The rationale for this turnaround underlies the long-standing program of Federal assistance to airports--assistance now taken for granted. Today, the Airport and Airway Development Act authorizes Federal spending for civil airport development and planning of up to $280 million annually.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Office of Management Systems, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20591
  • Authors:
    • Champie, E A
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196760
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM