FY 2016 Appropriation

The Division of Aeronautics is responsible for overseeing aviation issues in Utah and works closely with airport sponsors and managers to ensure that each airport functions as an integral part of the statewide transportation system. The Division is divided into five separate functions:

  1. Administration
  2. Airport Construction
  3. Flight Operations
  4. Aid to Local Airports
  5. Civil Air Patrol

Revenue for the Division of Aeronautics is from four sources: Aviation Fuel Taxes, Aircraft Rental Rates, Aircraft Registration Fees, and Federal Grants.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $7,400,900 from all sources for Aeronautics. This is a 40.4 percent reduction from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources. The total includes $0 from the General/Education Funds, a reduction of 100 percent from revised Fiscal Year 2015 estimates.


The Utah Department of Transportation is governed by the Transportation Code, Title 72 of the Utah Code.

  • UCA 72-10 is known as the "Uniform Aeronautical Regulatory Act".

Intent Language

HB0003: Item 36

Under terms of Section 63J-1-603(3)(a) Utah Code Annotated, the Legislature intends that the one-time appropriation of $5,000,000 from the Aeronautics Restricted Account to Airport Construction in Item 22, Chapter 282, Laws of Utah 2014, not lapse at the end of FY 2015.

SB0002: Item 28

The Legislature intends that the Division of Aeronautics use funds from the Aeronautics Restricted Account to conduct an audit of the Utah Based Aircraft Database and Aircraft Registration program to evaluate the existing process for collecting aircraft data, accuracy of information, and to make recommendations for improvement.

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COBI contains unaudited data as presented to the Legislature by state agencies at the time of publication. For audited financial data see the State of Utah's Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports.