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AIRPORT IMPROVEMENTS
AUTHOR Roddy Boggus
Supply Chain Issues, Disruptions and Their Effect on
Aviation Infrastructure
Supply chain issues create
challenges with meeting
federal funding timelines.
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THIS " WHATEVER " period of the pandemic
age we live in is increasingly marked
by mounting global economic disruptions
that are significantly impacting the global
supply chain.
Supply chain issues - both material and personnel - are
affecting the cost and schedule of our nation's aviation
infrastructure projects. These issues could complicate
the delivery of the highly anticipated and much needed
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or the Bipartisan
Infrastructure Law (BIL).
The BIL was passed to rebuild America's infrastructure,
including roads, bridges, rail and airports, to name a
few infrastructure priorities. For the aviation industry, the
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will administer
approximately $25 billion over five years through Airport
Infrastructure Grants (AIG), Airport Terminal Program
(ATP) discretionary grants and State Block Grants.
The FAA calls the BIL a once-in-a-generation invest8
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ment in America's transportation network. But what if
the supply chain issues we are experiencing now obscure
that investment?
The FAA will allocate AIG and ATP funds annually
starting FY2022 through FY2026. The first batch of
funds were awarded in July, and we are already focusing
on getting ready for the FY23 allocation. Once these funds
are obligated or granted, the sponsor has a four-year period
of performance (POP).
Once the grant is signed, the clock starts ticking. The
big question is: Can we complete these projects in the
short time given and the long delays we're experiencing?
Supply Chain Snarls Deal
New Disruptions
When evaluating aviation infrastructure projects, delivery
methods are selected often for their cost and schedule
certainty. Now, it is practically impossible to find cost and
schedule certainty during this supply chain crisis.
Ever since people started returning to work after the
initial COVID-19 pandemic shutdown in 2020, there

July-August 2022

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of July-August 2022

Inside the Fence
Industry Update
Supply Chain Issues, Disruptions and Their Effect on Aviation Infrastructure
Moving an Aircraft Hangar
A Guide to Concessions
Legal Matters
Remote Airport Project Implementation Takes Off
Desert Jet’s Newest Palm Springs Facility Sets the Bar High
Airport Guru
Product Profile
July-August 2022 - PCOV1
July-August 2022 - PCOV2
July-August 2022 - 1
July-August 2022 - 2
July-August 2022 - 3
July-August 2022 - 4
July-August 2022 - Inside the Fence
July-August 2022 - Industry Update
July-August 2022 - 7
July-August 2022 - Supply Chain Issues, Disruptions and Their Effect on Aviation Infrastructure
July-August 2022 - 9
July-August 2022 - 10
July-August 2022 - 11
July-August 2022 - 12
July-August 2022 - 13
July-August 2022 - Moving an Aircraft Hangar
July-August 2022 - 15
July-August 2022 - A Guide to Concessions
July-August 2022 - 17
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July-August 2022 - 19
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July-August 2022 - 28
July-August 2022 - 29
July-August 2022 - Legal Matters
July-August 2022 - 31
July-August 2022 - Remote Airport Project Implementation Takes Off
July-August 2022 - 33
July-August 2022 - Desert Jet’s Newest Palm Springs Facility Sets the Bar High
July-August 2022 - 35
July-August 2022 - 36
July-August 2022 - 37
July-August 2022 - Airport Guru
July-August 2022 - 39
July-August 2022 - Product Profile
July-August 2022 - 41
July-August 2022 - 42
July-August 2022 - 43
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