Posted on: 12 September 2018 by Kimberley Young
Brunswick Executive Airport in Maine, USA, is to receive $6,215,820 in funding through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for infrastructure improvements.
The majority of the funding, $3,636,800 will be awarded for the construction of a new hangar to accommodate general aviation aircraft.
Funding of $1,029,445 will be for installing perimeter fencing, $330,255 to repair utilities and $1,219,320 to improve airport drainage.
“Brunswick Executive Airport is home to multiple aviation and aerospace companies and has been a major catalyst for the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station,” said Senator Susan Collins. “In addition to improving safety and making important infrastructure upgrades, this investment will help the airport continue to attract businesses and good-paying jobs to the region.”
The airport, which is owned and operated by the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, features two 8,000 foot runways, 650,000 square feet of hangar space and maintenance facilities, over 103 acres of taxiways and aircraft parking apron space.
The funding was awarded through the FAA’s Airport Improvement Programme, which sets aside funding for the Military Airport Programme (MAP). MAP funding is awarded to civil sponsors of military airfields for the development of aviation facilities for the public or to assist sponsors in converting former military airfields to public use.