A budget is the tool an airport manager should use to align the financial needs and goals of the airport with the available revenue. It may also be used to demonstrate the need for increased revenue to meet the airport’s expenses. An airport may have more than one type of budget to align with its function. The two primary types of budgets are operating and capital.
FAA Web Page on Airport Financial Reporting Program
Web page provides online access to Airport Financial Reporting Program Website (Certification Activity Tracking System), Airport Financial Reporting Program Website Brochure (in PDF), and Guide for Airport Financial Reports Filed by Airport Sponsors (Advisory Circular 150/5100-19).
Budget Template for Small Airport Management with Airport as Fixed-Base Operator
Example of budget revenue and expense categories for a small airport that also acts as the fixed-base operator. Modeled after a complex small airport. Delete categories that are not applicable.
Budget Estimate Template for Small Airport Management
Example of budget revenue and expense categories for a small airport. Modeled after a complex small airport with aircraft rescue and firefighting and airport traffic control tower services. Delete categories that are not applicable.