The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced the award of an additional 110 million USD in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to 71 airports across the US.

These grants will help improve safety, promote efficiency and increase capacity at airports in 32 states. The funds will be used to modernise airport and runway infrastructure, improve airfield safety, and create jobs as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina will receive 43 million USD to construct a new 6,400-foot end-around taxiway
Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina will receive 43 million USD to construct a new 6,400-foot end-around taxiway
US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said:

The Biden-Harris Administration is proud to support projects to increase safety and efficiency on taxiways and runways at over 70 airports across the country. This is another good step in a multi-billion dollar modernisation we're delivering through President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to make America's aviation systems safer and more efficient.

With a focus on safety, these grants will support initiatives such as building new taxiways, enhancing fire-fighting and upgrading snow-removal equipment.

Specific examples include:

Taxiway Improvements

  • 43 million USD for Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina to construct a new 6,400-foot end-around taxiway at the Runway 18C end to increase safety and reduce air traffic delays
  • 617,763 USD for Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in Glen Burnie, Maryland, to rehabilitate a portion of the existing Taxiway T lighting system to extend its useful life and enhance safe airfield operations
  • 326,000 USD for Omak Airport in Washington to reconstruct 2,000 feet of the existing Taxiway A north pavement that has reached the end of its useful life

Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting

  • 8.6 million USD for Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to reconstruct the existing aircraft rescue and fire-fighting building to continue housing eligible vehicles, equipment, supplies, and personnel
  • 1.3 million for Jamestown Regional Airport in North Dakota to rehabilitate an existing on-airport roadway to provide a path for aircraft rescue and fire-fighting trucks, airport vehicles, and ground service equipment to operate without entering airfield movement areas

Snow Removal Equipment

  • 881,000 for Southwest Minnesota Regional Marshall Airport/Ryan Field in Marshall, Minnesota, to construct a 2,470-square-foot building to store snow removal equipment
  • 722,220 for Pocatello Regional Airport in Idaho to acquire a new wheel loader
  • 497,484 for Walla Walla Regional Airport in Washington to acquire replacement snow removal equipment with plough and de-ice distributor
  • 448,000 for Mora Municipal Airport in Minnesota to acquire a replacement carrier vehicle with plough and sweeper attachments
  • 292,000 for Marshfield Municipal Airport – George Harlow Field in Massachusetts to acquire replacement snow removal equipment
  • 113,003 for Glen Ullin Regional Airport in North Dakota to acquire a new blower attachment
  • 41,951 for Big Horn County Airport in Hardin, Montana, to acquire a new truck and plough equipment
said FAA Associate Administrator for Airports Shannetta R. Griffin, P.E. said:

These grants help airports across the nation sustain and improve critical infrastructure to advance the safest, most efficient airport system in the world.

A full list of awarded Airport Infrastructure Grants (AIG) grants is available on the FAA website.


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