Sunday, October 10, 2021

Airports get federal grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration awarded more than $479 million in airport infrastructure grants to 123 projects at airports across all 50 states, American Samoa and Puerto Rico. The grants included four in the Gulf Coast region. Stennis International Airport, Bay St. Louis, Miss., was awarded $3.1 million to expand an apron to meet growing demand for aircraft parking and to support third party investment in hangar development. These new facilities will accommodate aircraft maintenance activity. New Orleans Lakefront Airport, New Orleans, La., was awarded $543,056 to protect the airfield from floods due to high water level events of Lake Pontchartrain. South Alabama Regional at Bill Benton Field in Andalusia, Ala., was awarded $2.3 million for to improve safety, and Jeremiah Denton Airport at Dauphin Island, Ala., was awarded $2 million to improve safety. (Source: Security Magazine, 10/08/21)