Posted on: 30 July 2019 by Chloe Greenbank
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants totalling $14,344,107 have been allocated to six airports in Alabama.
Grants range from $10,426,057 for Huntsville International Airport to $59,290 for Florala Municipal Airport and have been awarded by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to support airport infrastructure improvements.
Welcoming the DOT’s investment in local airports across the state, Senator Shelby said: “This $14.3 million in FAA grants will allow for infrastructure advancements that will benefit Alabama and promote our aviation industry for years to come.
As the recipient of the highest grant ($10.4 million) Huntsville International Airport in Huntsville will use the funds to rehabilitate a runway and an apron, as well as to reconstruct taxiway lighting and airfield guidance signs, and to rehabilitate and construct a taxiway.
Chilton County Airport, which is receiving a grant of $1.9m plans to extend its runway.
Jack Edwards National Airport in Gulf Shores will use its grant of $403,470 to rehabilitate lighting on an airport taxiway and Lanett Municipal Airport in Lanett’s grant of $89,798 will be used for an updated master plan study to determine the long-term development plans for the airport.
Finally, Florala Municipal Airport in Florala is receiving $59,290 which will help fund an updated master plan study and the rehabilitation of the airport’s runway.