FAA Final Rule: Update of Overflight FeesJuly 20, 2011 at 7:47 am | Posted in Aviation Law | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 139 (Wednesday, July 20, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-18285]
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Aviation Administration
14 CFR Part 187
[Docket No.: FAA-2010-0326; Amendment No. 187-35]
Update of August 2001 Overflight Fees
AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: This final rule updates existing Overflight Fees using more
current FAA cost accounting data and air traffic activity data.
Overflight Fees are charges for aircraft flights that transit U.S.-
controlled airspace, but neither land in nor depart from the United
States. These fees have not been updated in nearly a decade and are
based upon 1999 cost accounting and activity data. This action is
necessary because operational costs have increased steadily since the
fees were last updated. This adjustment of Overflight Fees will result
in an increased level of cost recovery for the services being provided.
DATES: Effective October 1, 2011.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical questions concerning
this final rule, contact David Rickard, Office of Financial Controls,
Financial Analysis Division (AFC 300), Federal Aviation Administration,
800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202)
493-5480; e-mail to david.rickard@FAA.gov.
For legal questions concerning this final rule contact Michael
Chase, AGC-240, Office of Chief Counsel, Regulations Division, Federal
Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC
20591; telephone: (202) 267-3110; e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.