MDOT Report

By Tommy Booth, Director
MDOT Aeronautics

FAA 5010 Airport Inspections:  We have begun our airport inspections for the FY2019 fiscal year.  As usual, we are scheduled to inspect 69 airports this year.  Each year, we begin in the northern part of the state and work our way southward.  David Lowery will be contacting you in advance to schedule a time to make his visit.  The based aircraft numbers are an important part of the inspection.  Please have that information available so that we can update the based aircraft database.

FY2020 Airport Multimodal Program:  We have started reviewing the schedule for the FY2020 multimodal program.  The exact dates have not been set, but the applications should be available online around the first of March, with a due date around the first of April.  The online process will be the same as last year.  We do not anticipate any changes to the requirements.  Around the beginning of March, we will mail letters to the airport sponsors announcing that the application cycle is open.  We will also notify all airport consultants via email that the application cycle has begun.

Happy Holidays!  The MDOT Aeronautics Division would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  We hope that you and your family have a wonderful time together and have safe travels this holiday season.