Friday, June 8, 2018

Airports awarded FAA grants

Three airports in the Gulf Coast region are among those awarded grants by the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA will award $677 million in airport infrastructure grants, the first allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program funding for airports across the United States. The 241 grants will fund 346 infrastructure projects that include runways, taxiways, aprons, and terminals. In the Gulf Coast region, H.L. (Sonny) Callahan Airport in Fairhope, Ala., will receive a $3 million for construction of a taxiway. Baton Rouge Metropolitan in Louisiana will receive $4 million to improve the runway safety area, and Mississippi's Picayune Municipal will receive $630 million to construct a taxiway and install taxiway lighting. (Source: GCAC based on FAA news release, 06/08/18)