AIP ruling is a boon for Iowa airports

 - March 28, 2007, 7:51 AM

The Iowa DOT’s office of aviation reports that the federal funding program approved by Congress and signed by President Bush last month bodes well for the state’s 77 airports, only eight of which offer airline service. Under the reauthorized Airport Improvement Program (AIP), local authorities of eligible airports now need to supply only 5 percent of funds required for airport projects. The state DOT has plans to contact airport operators this month with more details about the Vision 100 reauthorization act.