The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded more than 76.2 million USD in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 to help 85 airports in 28 states prepare for the approaching winter weather.
This funding will support the purchase of snowplows, de-icing equipment and new or upgraded buildings to store this equipment.
“We can’t let winter weather stop aircraft from safely landing and taking off. This funding will help keep airports operating this winter and get passengers and cargo to their work, families and vacations safely.”
Approximately 46.2 million USD will be used to purchase snow removal equipment. For example:
In addition, 13.6 million USD will support the development of de-icing facilities, including:
Finally, 16.4 million USD will construct and renovate buildings that house and maintain snow removal equipment. These grants include:
This funding is part of the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program, which supports a variety of projects including the construction of airport facilities, repairs to runways and taxiways, maintenance of airfield elements such as lighting, and the purchase of operation and maintenance equipment.
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