RFQ/RFP Information

In accordance with US Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 158 Passenger Facility Charges, the Yuma County Airport Authority as owner and operator of Yuma International Airport has authority to Impose and Use a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) as specified in 14 CFR Part 158.

Prior to submitting this application to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Airport Authority is required to provide the following information to the public:

  • The total PFC charges that will be applied for project in the application is $476,820. A brief summary of each project is provided below.
  • In order to provide funding for the projects listed, the Yuma County Airport Authority will impose a four dollar and fifty cent ($4.50) PFC charge per enplaned passenger. The current PFC charge expiration date is January 1, 2023; the estimated new charge expiration date is May 1, 2024 based upon current enplanement figures of approximately 80,000 passengers per year.

As required in 14 CFR Part 158(a)(3), the Airport Authority has scheduled a consultation meeting to be held at 10:00am Arizona time on June 20, 2019 in the conference room of the Yuma International Airport terminal building at 2191 East 32nd Street, Yuma, Arizona 85365 for further review of the projects with the air carriers.

As required in 14 CFR Part 158(b) in preparation for the meeting, the information below contains a summary for each PFC project in this application including:

  1. A description of the projects;
  2. An explanation of the need for the projects; and
  3. A detailed financial plan for the projects, including:
    1. The estimated allowable project costs allocated to major project elements;
    2. The anticipated total amount of PFC revenue that will be used to finance the projects; and
    3. The source and amount of other funds, if any, needed to finance the projects.

Item 2 – Yuma International Airport Passenger Terminal Baggage Carousel Removal and Replacement

Project Description: The project will consist of the design of the improvements, the demolition and removal of the existing passenger baggage carousel, electrical upgrades to provide for the carousel related safety and lighting improvements, acquisition and installation of the carousel itself along with necessary repairs and replacement of affected flooring and accoutrements.

Project Purpose: The passenger terminal baggage carousel was installed in February of 1999 and has reached its expected useful life. The decision to remove and replace the existing carousel was based on a the following considerations:

1. The airport has experienced an ever increasing cost to maintaint the equipment. This cost and the inconvenience experienced by the flying public when the equipment is under repair or inoperable is a significant issue.

2. A number of passengers have been injured recently while utilizing the carousel due to the dated nature of its design and outdated safety features.

3. The airport has experienced significant growth in the number of enplanement since the eqipment was installed, both increasing the number of operations and overall loads experienced by the shear volume of baggage, exceeding its recommended capacity.

Estimated Project Implementation Date: This project began on August 1, 2019

Estimated Project Completion Date: November 15, 2019

Estimated Total Cost: $450,000

Funding: PFC Funds $ 450,000

Item 2 – Shared Use Master Plan NYL/MCAS Yuma

Project Description: Development of a "Shared-Use" Airfield Master Plan for the Yuma International Airport and Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma conducted in accordance with FAA Advisory Circular 150/5070-6B, “Airport Master Plans,” the FAA Phoenix ADO and ADOT, Airport Master Plan/ALP checklist and NavAir guidelines.

Project Purpose: The purpose of an Airfield Masterplan is to develop long-term development plans for an airport. The plan documents, describes and depicts the overall concepts for development graphically including options available to ensure the plans for development satisfy the needs of an airport. The master plan is developed utilizing the input of aviation professionals, the airport sponsor, stakeholders and the public. This process ensures that decisions related to development are kept in line with both airport and community concerns and objectives.

Yuma International Airport intends to engage a Professional Planning Firm for the development of a "Shared-Use" Airfield Master Plan for the Yuma International Airport and Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma to replace its previous Airfield Masterplan completed in 2008. The project was included in the airport’s Airport Capital Improvement Plan and funding for the project is expected from the FAA and the Arizona Department of Transportation / Aeronautics Division.

Estimated Project Implementation Date: September 1, 2019

Estimated Project Completion Date: March 1, 2021

Estimated Total Cost: $600,000

Funding: PFC Funds (Grant Match) $ 26,820

AIP Grant (Anticipated) $ 546,360

ADOT Grant (Anticipated) $ 26,820

Total $ 600,000

If you have any comments concerning this proposal, please submit them in writing to my office within 30 days of receipt of this notice or please plan to attend the consultation meeting. Should you have any questions regarding the information listed please contact me at 928-726-5882.

YUMA COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY, INC.

Gladys D. Brown, CM, CAE

Airport Director