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Public Law No: 111-161 (04/30/2010)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2010 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to extend through July 3, 2010: (1) increased excise taxes on aviation fuels and the excise tax on air transportation of persons and property; and (2) the expenditure authority for the Airport and Airway Trust Fund.

Increases the authorization of appropriations for the period beginning on October 1, 2009, for airport planning and development and noise compatibility planning projects, and extends such authorization through July 3, 2010. Sets forth a formula for calculating funding apportionments of airport improvement program (AIP) projects by the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Extends through July 3, 2010, the authority of the Secretary of Transportation to make AIP project grants.

Extends through July 3, 2010: (1) the pilot program for passenger facility fee authorizations at nonhub airports; and (2) disclosure requirements for large and medium hub airports applying for AIP grants.

Directs the Secretary of Transportation to extend through July 3, 2010, the termination date of insurance coverage for domestic or foreign-flag aircraft, and grants the Secretary discretionary authority to further extend such coverage through September 30, 2010. Extends through September 30, 2010, the authority of the Secretary to limit air carrier liability for claims arising out of acts of terrorism.

Extends through July 3, 2010: (1) grant eligibility for airports located in the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau; (2) grants to state and local governments for land use compatibility projects under the AIP; and (3) authority for approving an application of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority for an airport development project grant or for permission to impose a passenger facility fee.

Amends the Vision 100--Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act to extend through July 3, 2010: (1) the temporary increase to 95% of the federal government's share of certain AIP project costs; and (2) funding for airport development at Midway Island Airport.

Extends through July 3, 2010, and increases for the period beginning on October 1, 2009, the authorization of appropriations for: (1) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operations; (2) air navigation facilities and equipment; and (3) civil aviation research and development.