Monday, November 1, 2021

Airport eligible for grant

MOBILE, Ala. — The Mobile Downtown Airport is one of seven airports nationwide eligible for specialized grants from the Federal Aviation Administration. The Downtown Mobile Airport used to be an Air Force base, which closed decades ago, then years later the Mobile Aeroplex. Due to the airport's ties to the military the Mobile Airport Authority was able to apply to the FAA's Military Airport Program. This week alone, the City of Mobile voted unanimously to transfer $30 million in surplus funds to go towards building the Downtown Mobile Airport Terminal. Not long before that, they received a $5.1 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to build a multi-use cargo warehouse and hangar facility. (Source: WPMI, 10/29/21)