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Agency:    Department of Transportation
Bureau:    Federal Aviation Administration
Account:    Facilities and equipment (Airport and airway trust fund) (69-8107)
Certifying Official:    Budget Director
Contact Information:    http://WWW.DOT.GOV   202-366-4570

7 recipients will receive $9,920,000. This is a first-time earmark.
Year Enacted: 2005
Description: Local Area Augmentation for GPS
Beneficiary/Recipient Amount ($K) Program Type Address
Honeywell $0 For-Profit
10302 Eaton Place
Suite 500
Fairfax, VA
Honeywell 2 (1885) $0 For-Profit
2600 Ridgway Pky
Minneapolis, MN
Honeywell3 (5406.37) $9,920 FAA Facilities and Equipment For-Profit
2600 Ridgway Pky
Minneapolis, MN
Trios (102) $0 For-Profit
8201 Corporate Drive
Suite 1250
Lanham, MD
MITRE (660) $0 Other
7515 Colshire Drive
McLean, VA
Stanford University (1500) $0 Private Educational Institution
Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory
Stanford, CA
University of Oklahoma (35) $0 Public Educational Institution
731 Elm Avenue
Room 134
Norman, OK
Source: Appropriations Report Language - Conference
Reference: 108-342 & 108-792
Location: Senate p.32-33; Conf p. 1368
Method: User entered excerpt
Citation Excerpt: Senate Appropriations Committee Report 108-342: "Local Area Augmentation System [LAAS].'The Committee recommendation provides $10,000,000 for the Local Area Augmentation system. The Committee notes that this program has evolved from a private vendor and airline effort to a private vendor and FAA effort, and now is an FAA procurement program for a category 1 system. Since FAA awarded the LAAS contract in fiscal year 2003, the FAA has contemplated restructuring the program to focus on category 2 and category 3 systems and the fiscal year 2005 request to OMB reflected that shift. Due to budgetary constraints and competing priorities, the budget estimate did not include funding for LAAS, and during the last several months, the FAA, the Congress, and the industry have been struggling with how to capture the benefits promised by LAAS technology in a constrained budgetary environment. After consultations with the FAA, the Committee includes funding for the LAAS procurement and believes that the most prudent means to successfully integrating this capability into the NAS is through an iterative approach starting with category 1 systems utilizing associated cockpit guidance systems and evolving as necessary to category 2 and category 3 systems. The Committee believes that this approach holds promise for delivering a cost-effective means of providing precision approaches to accommodate the shift to point-to-point air carrier service. The Committee appreciates the dialogue with the Department on this issue and anticipates a continuation of that process." & Appropriations Committee Conference Report 108-792: "...Local Area Augmentation System $10,000,000..."

Citation Comment: Conference report amounts were reduced by an across-the-board rescission.

Last Modified: 16-Apr-2007

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