Nevada Aviation
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  • April 27, 2021 5:40 PM | Jeff Fontaine (Administrator)

    The Nevada Department of Transportation's  Nevada Airport and Heliport System Plan (NAHSP) and Airport Economic Impact Study (AEIS) will establish a new basis for future decision making on aviation needs. The state of Nevada last completed an aviation system plan study in 2004, and there have been many changes to the national, state, and local aviation and economic environments over the past 15 or more years.

    NAHSP Goals and Performance Measures were recently completed.  You can read a status update of the NAHSP project by clicking here.

  • October 30, 2020 5:03 PM | Jeff Fontaine (Administrator)

    The Nevada Airports Association, an association of airport executives, policy-makers, and corporate supporters announced today that it has changed its name to the Nevada Aviation Association.  Click here to read the press release.

  • October 29, 2020 2:22 PM | Jeff Fontaine (Administrator)

    The Nevada Tax Commission will hold a public hearing on December 7, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. to receive testimony from all interested persons and consider and take action on proposed adoption of amendments, additions and deletions to the Nevada Administrative Code Chapter 361, regarding determination of taxable situs and allocation of value of locally assessed aircraft.

    The need and purpose of the proposed regulation is to provide necessary guidance to assessors for the determination of the taxable situs of aircraft. In the event that an aircraft has more than one taxable situs, the regulation provides a standardized formula for the allocation of value between Nevada and other locations. Click here for more information.


  • October 12, 2020 8:42 AM | Jeff Fontaine (Administrator)

    The Nevada Business Aviation Association (NVBAA) provides 

    free FAA Part 107 Drone Pilot Certification training for young Nevadans (16-25 yo), high school educators, and military veterans. NVBAA provides a professional self-paced online learning management system, with full access to all the training materials, and also holds weekly training calls every Saturday from 9-10 am PDT.

    NVBAA Part 107 learners have a 100% passing rate for the FAA Drone Pilot Certificate, and some have already obtained paid work. There are opportunities all across Nevada for drone pilots.

     Click here for more information and the enrollment application. 


  • April 17, 2020 4:39 PM | Jeff Fontaine (Administrator)

    Nevada’s airports will receive $231,448,014 under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) act (H.R. 748, Public Law 116-136), signed into law by the President on March 27, 2020.

    McCarran International and Reno-Tahoe International will receive $195,485,334 and $30,957,866 respectively and Boulder City and Elko will each receive more than $1M in grants. Twenty-six other airports in Nevada that are part of the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) will receive a total of $957,000 with individual awards ranging from $20,000 to $157,000.

    These funds can be used for any purpose for which airport revenue could otherwise be used. This means these funds are available for operating costs (salaries, utilities, etc.)

    In addition, the CARES Act provides funds to increase the federal share to 100 percent for Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and supplemental discretionary grants already planned for fiscal year 2020. Under normal circumstances, AIP grant recipients in Nevada must contribute 6.25 percent of the project costs.

    Click https://www.faa.gov/airports/cares_act/ for more information on the CARES Act grants for airports, including a detailed listing of grants by State, city and airport.


  • April 01, 2020 8:29 AM | Anonymous

    Please click the links below to view the travel advisories from Governor Sisolak:

    Travel Advisory 1

    Travel Advisory 2

    You are urged to self quarantine and monitor your health for 14 days as the state works to contain the spread of COVID-19. DO NOT visit public places or come into contact with persons not in your household. Learn more at nvhealthresponse.nv.gov.


  • November 22, 2019 4:52 PM | Jeff Fontaine (Administrator)

    November 21, 2019

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) applauded $2,000,000 in grant funding awarded under the Department of Transportation’s Airport Improvement Program to Battle Mountain Airport in Battle Mountain, Nevada. The funds will go to reconstruct the airport’s apron.

    “Airports in our rural communities in Nevada are economic hubs and vital parts of their health care delivery, which is why we’re glad to see this Department of Transportation grant to aid Battle Mountain Airport. With many Nevadans living hours from the closest hospital, it’s key to invest in our airport infrastructure to protect Nevadans in emergencies and keep businesses running smoothly day-to-day. We’ll continue to work in the U.S. Senate to improve infrastructure in Nevada and across the country.”

    BACKGROUND:

    The FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP) provides grant funding to airports across the country in order to strengthen our nation’s aviation infrastructure. Airports are awarded funding based on their passenger volume and demonstrated project needs.

    Senator Cortez Masto has championed legislation that strengthens innovation and promotes critical infrastructure in Nevada and throughout America, including the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Bill.

    As a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee’s Aviation and Space Subcommittee, Senator Rosen is a strong supporter of investing in Nevada’s aviation infrastructure.


  • August 14, 2019 2:50 PM | Jeff Fontaine (Administrator)

    Kurt Haukohl, NDOT State Aviation Manger, will share the history of general aviation in Nevada and the Nevada Airport Update as part of the Frances Humphrey Lecture Series at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City on Thursday August 22nd beginning at 6:30 pm.  

    Cost: Admission is $8 for adults; Free for members and children age 17 and under.

    Seating is limited. Click HERE for more information and to make a reservation.

    DESCRIPTION

    Nevada has a long history in aviation. From early exhibition flying in Carson City and Reno to WWII Army Air Corp pilot training all over the state to the present day Reno Air Races. Today in Nevada there is a wide variety of aviation happening every day. Our skies are full of commercial, military, general and glider aviation. Kurt Haukohl, NDOT State Aviation Manger, will share the history of general aviation in Nevada and the Nevada Airport Update.

    Kurt Haukohl has been a pilot for 50 years and has over 9,900-hours of flight time. He has been working in the aviation industry since he was 19 years of age. He has degrees from Florida Institute of Technology in Air Commerce and Flight Technology. In addition to working as a pilot, flight instructor, and aerobatic competitor he has also worked for the FAA, California Department of Transportation, and as a private consultant. Kurt is on the Board of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) and is currently the Director of the Western Pacific Region.


  • June 25, 2019 12:49 PM | Jeff Fontaine (Administrator)

    The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States. The Nevada grants include awards to:

    • Austin
    • Battle Mountain
    • Fallon Municipal Airport
    • Ely Yelland Field
    • Hawthorne Industrial
    • Reno/Tahoe International Airport 
    • Reno Stead
    • Silver Springs
    • Minden-Tahoe Airport
    • Winnemucca Municipal Airport
    • Henderson Executive
    • McCarran International
    • Beatty
    • Tonopah
    • Elko Regional

    A listing and project summaries of all AIP awards can be found at: https://www.faa.gov/airports/aip/grantapportion_data/media/FY19-AIP-Grants-Announced.pdf


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