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Program D: Aviation

Program Authorization: R.S. 36:507; 2:1, 5-17, 81-87, 801-813

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of this program is the general oversight of all aeronautical activities within the state. This program monitors all aeronautical activity to ensure that it is conducted in accordance with federal and state regulations for the safety of the flying and non-flying public. The goal of the Aviation Program is to address in a timely, efficient, and productive basis all of the aeronautical and airport development needs of Louisiana. There is one activity in this program, Aviation.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. In FY 1998-99, the Aviation Program will administer the Aviation Capital Improvement Program in order to provide a regulated, safe, and modern system of airports within the state of Louisiana. Specifically, the program will increase the number of general aviation airports in Louisiana that meet navigational aids standards to 15 and the number of meeting state lighting standards to 4.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with Statutory Dedications, Transportation Trust Fund-Regular (TTF-Regular) and are derived from taxes collected on the sale of aviation fuels. (Per R.S. 39:32B. (8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each statutory dedicated fund.)

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$935,498

16

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$1,743

0

 

Carryforward for miscellaneous projects

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$937,241

16

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($1,743)

0

 

Nonrecurring Carryforward for miscellaneous projects

$0

($81,700)

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s)

$0

$11,328

0

 

Annualization of 1997 -'98 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$0

($42,854)

(2)

 

Personnel Reduction(s)

$0

$2,684

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment(s)

$0

$10,000

0

 

Increasing contract for preparation of standard plans and specifications

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$832,509

14

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

          ($104,732)

(2)

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 88.8% of the existing operating budget. It represents 89.6% of the total request ($928,977) for this program. The decrease is due to the following: nonrecurring adjustment for Personnel Reductions and equipment/major repairs adjustments. The Personnel Reductions are due to positions that were vacant 1 year or more.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$50,000

 

Software Development - Continue systems upgrade according to automation study completed in 1991. The Aviation Program is to develop a local area network and applications as well as train staff

 

 

 

$50,000

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$95,000

 

Civil Air Patrol - Administrative and operational expenses for search and rescue missions and training missions

 

 

 

$95,000

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$11,300

 

Replace office equipment i.e., computer equipment

$52,500

 

Replace other equipment i.e., Navaids parts and equipment, Pan Am weather/flight planning station and runway marking/striping machine

 

 

 

$63,800

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

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