The city of Columbia is considering extending the runways of its municipal airport so that commercial jets can use the facility. The land necessary for the runway extension is currently a farmland that can be purchased for $350,000. Construction costs for the runway extension are projected to be $600,000, and the additional annual maintenance costs for the extension are estimated to be $22,500. If the runways are extended, a small terminal will be constructed at a cost of $250,000. The annual operating and maintenance costs for the terminal are estimated at $75,000. Finally, the projected increase in flights will require the addition of two air traffic controllers at an annual cost of $100,000. Annual bemefits of the runway extension have been estimated as follows: Rental receipts from airlines leasing space at the facility $325,000 $65,000 Airport tax charged to passengers $50,000 $50,000 Convenience benefit for residents of Columbia Additional tourism dollars for Columbia Apply the B-C ratio method with a study period of 20 years and a MARR of 10% per year to determine whether the runways at Columbia Municipal Airport should be extended.

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The city of Columbia is considering extending the runways of its municipal
airport so that commercial jets can use the facility. The land necessary for the
runway extension is currently a farmland that can be purchased for $350,000.
Construction costs for the runway extension are projected to be $600,000, and
the additional annual maintenance costs for the extension are estimated to be
$22,500. If the runways are extended, a small terminal will be constructed
at a cost of $250,000. The annual operating and maintenance costs for the
terminal are estimated at $75,000. Finally, the projected increase in flights
will require the addition of two air traffic controllers at an annual cost of
$100,000. Annual bemefits of the runway extension have been estimated as
follows:
Rental receipts from airlines leasing space at the facility
$325,000
$65,000 Airport tax charged to passengers
$50,000
$50,000
Convenience benefit for residents of Columbia
Additional tourism dollars for Columbia
Apply the B-C ratio method with a study period of 20 years and a MARR of
10% per year to determine whether the runways at Columbia Municipal Airport
should be extended.
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The city of Columbia is considering extending the runways of its municipal airport so that commercial jets can use the facility. The land necessary for the runway extension is currently a farmland that can be purchased for $350,000. Construction costs for the runway extension are projected to be $600,000, and the additional annual maintenance costs for the extension are estimated to be $22,500. If the runways are extended, a small terminal will be constructed at a cost of $250,000. The annual operating and maintenance costs for the terminal are estimated at $75,000. Finally, the projected increase in flights will require the addition of two air traffic controllers at an annual cost of $100,000. Annual bemefits of the runway extension have been estimated as follows: Rental receipts from airlines leasing space at the facility $325,000 $65,000 Airport tax charged to passengers $50,000 $50,000 Convenience benefit for residents of Columbia Additional tourism dollars for Columbia Apply the B-C ratio method with a study period of 20 years and a MARR of 10% per year to determine whether the runways at Columbia Municipal Airport should be extended.

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