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Aviation - Department of Transportation

The Aviation program’s mission is to enhance the interests of the Washington state aeronautics and aviation system in ways that strengthen our transportation system, economy and quality of life. The program aims to encourage, foster and assist in the development of aeronautics in the state, preserve and improve the state’s system of 134 public use airports, promote the economic value of airports, encourage infrastructure development, manage aviation emergency operations and maintain 16 state-operated airports. In addition, the program maintains an aircraft registry, and provides grants and technical assistance to public-use airports for infrastructure improvements, planning, safety and security projects.
Request 12,461,000
Net change from current biennium 7,463,213 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 149.3% Increase

Program Level Summary

Fund Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Aeronautics Account - Federal 4,900,427 527,999 5,040 2,841,000 1,075,000
Aeronautics Account - Private/Local 115,645 14,851 11,397 30,000 30,000
Aeronautics Account - State 3,835,839 3,018,557 1,410,467 3,938,000 3,547,000
Multimodal Transportation Account - State 500,000 500,000
Washington State Aviation Account - Nonappropriated 8,468 9,476
Annual Total 8,860,379 3,570,883 1,426,904 7,309,000 5,152,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
4,950,925 52.7% (9,341,597) (65.1%) 7,463,213 149.3%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 12.1 11.8 11.5 11.3 11.9