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FAA to Give $167M to 64 Airports as Part of Improvement Program

By S.L. Fuller | August 8, 2017

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The FAA is set to award $167.6 million in airport infrastructure grants as part of its Airport Improvement Program, the agency said. These grants would be given to 64 airports in 30 states.

“The Airport Improvement Program helps to maintain our aviation infrastructure and supports safety, capacity, security and environmental improvements,” said U.S. Dept. of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. “This is an important investment in these airports and the economic vitality of their respective communities.”

To date, the FAA said the department has announced more than 1,300 new grants to nearly 1,200 airports, worth $2 billion altogether. The grants fund airport infrastructure projects, including runways and taxiways. Airports are entitled to a certain amount of funding through the program, the FAA said, based on passenger volume.

Airports receiving discretionary grants, according to the FAA:

  • St. Mary’s County Regional Airport in Leonardtown, Maryland, will receive $1.9 million. Funds will be used to extend Runway 11/29 by 1,200 feet to meet the operational needs of the airport.
  • Suffolk Executive Airport in Suffolk, Virginia, will receive $3.7 million to repair Runway 04/22 and runway lighting.
  • Chicago/Rockford International Airport in Rockford, Illinois, will receive $10.2 million. The grant will fund the expansion of the air cargo apron where aircraft park and expand the terminal building.
  • Dane County Regional-Truax Field in Madison, Wisconsin, will receive $7.7 million. Funds will be used to construct a perimeter taxiway system.
  • Bolton Field in Columbus, Ohio, will receive $3.4 million. The project will repair Runway 04/22.
  • Warren County/John Lane Field in Lebanon, Ohio, will receive $2 million to repair Runway 01/19 and the runway lighting
  • Falls International-Einarson Field in International Falls, Minnesota, will receive $3.5 million. Grant funds will be used to expand the terminal building.
  • Idaho Falls Regional Airport in Idaho Falls, Idaho, will receive $6.3 million. Funds will be used to repair the airport taxiways.
  • Illinois Valley Airport in Cave Junction, Oregon, will receive $1.5 million to repair the runway lighting.
  • Pullman/Moscow Regional Airport in Pullman, Washington, will receive $15.2 million. Grant funds will be used to build a new Runway 05/23.
  • Hilton Head Airport in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, will receive $7.3 million. Funds will be used to extend Runway 03/21.
  • Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina, will receive $14 million. Grant funds will be used to repair Runway 5R/23L.
  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport in Raleigh, North Carolina, will receive $16.5 million. Funds will be used to repair a taxiway.
  • Fort Lauderdale-Executive Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will receive $2.2 million. The project will fund the repair of a taxiway.
  • Peter O Knight Airport in Tampa, Florida, will receive $ 1.3 million. The grant will fund the repair of Runway 04/22.
  • Rogers Executive-Carter Field in Rogers, Arkansas, will receive $1.6 million. Grants funds will be used to expand the airport apron.
  • West Memphis Municipal Airport in West Memphis, Arkansas, will receive $3.1 million. The project will expand an airport apron.
  • Lafayette Regional/Paul Fournet Field in Lafayette, Louisiana, will receive $1.1 million. Grant funds will be used to buy easements near the airport.
  • Laredo International Airport in Laredo, Texas, will receive $5.6 million. The project will fund the repair of the air cargo apron and widen a taxiway.
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport in Santa Barbara, California, will receive $7.3 million. Funds will be used to repair Runway 07/25.
  • Phoenix Deer Valley Airport in Phoenix, Arizona, will receive $3 million. Grant funds will be used to construct a taxiway.
  • Redding Municipal Airport in Redding, California, will receive $3.8 million. Funds will be used to repair taxiways.

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