Saturday, February 5, 2011

Crestview airport upgrading

CRESTVIEW, Fla. - Planned upgrades at Bob Sikes Airport will help boost the economy, local officials and business representatives said. Improvements include widening the taxiways up to 75 feet to accommodate any size aircraft. The Federal Aviation Administration provided $5.1 million, the Florida Department of Transportation put up $3.6 million and $3 million came from a state infrastructure bank loan. The weather Friday forced the groundbreaking into the BAE Aerospace Solutions hangar. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 02/04/11)