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FAA to shell out $527.8m in grants to airports

FAA to shell out $527.8m in grants to airports

The US Department of Transportation has announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $527.8 million in airport infrastructure grants to 584 gateways across the US as part of the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

Among them are $60 million to Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The first grant will allow construction phase of Runway 9C/27C to begin. The runway is expected to be commissioned in 2020.

Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones Field Airport will get $5.5 million – which will fund the construction of a new parallel Taxiway C to enhance safety by reducing mid-field runway crossings by cargo aircraft.

Salt Lake City International Airport will receive $7.3 million – allowing the airport to renovate Runway 14/32 and the runway lighting associated with that runway.

Secretary Elaine L. Chao, says: “The Airport Improvement Program helps to maintain our aviation infrastructure and supports safety, capacity, security and environmental improvements.”

FAA administrator, Michael P. Huerta explains: “Investing in our airport infrastructure ensures the safe and efficient operation of our air transportation system. This funding program helps us maintain, renovate, and build airport infrastructure at airports.”

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.


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