Paine Field seeks public comment on Passenger Facility Charge
EVERETT, Wash., March 8, 2023—Snohomish County intends to file an application with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to impose a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) to collect funds for improvement projects at Paine Field / Snohomish County Airport, located in Snohomish County, Washington. The application for the PFC is done in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 158 “Passenger Facility Charges.”
This notice is intended to give adequate time for public review and comment of the identified projects on the proposed PFC application.
The County intends to use the PFC funds to finance eligible projects and to reimburse the airport fund for the local airport share of projects. Additional details on the amendment are available at https://www.painefield.com/238/Passenger-Facility-Charges-PFCs. As a part of this notice, certain elements are required and are as follows:
Charge Effective Date: 11/1/2020
Estimated Charge Expiration Date: 6/1/2029
Proposed Charge Rate: $4.50 per Enplaned Passenger
Estimated Total PFC Revenue to be Collected/Used: $17,180,842
Comments must be received on or before April 10, 2023. Comments or questions may be addressed to:
Airport Business Manager
Paine Field / Snohomish County Airport
10108 32nd Ave West, Suite J
Everett, WA 98204
About Paine Field
Since its establishment in 1936, Paine Field has been driving the economy of the region. The airport’s current economic impact is estimated at over 158,000 jobs (over 46,000 direct) and an output of almost $60 billion annually. Paine Field is the proud home of the newest commercial airport terminal in Washington state. This privately-owned commercial air terminal services a dozen western destinations, allowing you to reach locations from the San Juan Islands to Anchorage, the Western US, and beyond.
Paine Field also serves as home to over 550 aircraft, including small, single engine recreational aircraft, corporate jets, and vintage warbirds. It has had a critical role both regionally and nationally as the manufacturing and testing center for Boeing aircraft, including the 747, 787, 777, 767, KC46, and the newly announced line for the 737 MAX.
Located about 30 miles north of downtown Seattle, the airport offers high quality aviation facilities, including a FAA tower, Cat 1 ILS, Part 139 certification, FBO services and good access to Seattle, Bellevue, and Redmond.
Paine Field has become a major tourist destination with the opening of the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, the Wartime History Museum (formerly the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum), and the Museum of Flight Restoration Center.
SOURCE: Paine Field press release
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