US: $66.2 Million in FAA Funding Announced for Airport Improvement Projects

The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced the award of 66.2 million USD from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for 66 airport improvement projects.

The funding will benefit airports in 23 states and Puerto Rico through the Airport Infrastructure Grant (AIG) programme.

This is part of the President’s 25 billion USD investment over five years to modernise terminals, increase safety, expand capacity and replace equipment at US airports.

Great Falls International Airport in Montana will receive 1,278,900 USD in funding to enhance its terminal
Great Falls International Airport in Montana will receive 1,278,900 USD in funding to enhance its terminal
US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said:

“With Americans once again travelling in record numbers, we must ensure that our airports are ready to meet the demand. Thanks to President Biden, we are delivering historic funding to modernise airports across the country, creating jobs, growing local economies, and supporting passengers for years to come.”

Of the recently announced grants, approximately 3.2 million USD will be used to rehabilitate airport terminals. This includes:

  • 133,770 USD at Yakima Air Terminal/McAllister Field in Washington
  • 1,797,035 USD at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport in Amarillo, Texas
  • 1,278,900 USD at Great Falls International Airport in Montana

In addition, approximately 1 million USD will be used to purchase snow removal equipment, including:

  • 924,790 USD at Lewiston/Nez Perce County in Idaho
  • 145,497 USD at Myers Field in Canby, Minnesota

Meanwhile, approximately 1.8 million USD will be used to rehabilitate towers:

  • 1,610,100 USD at Rafael Hernandez in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
  • 190,294 USD at Joplin Regional in Missouri

69,866 USD will be used to purchase aircraft fire and rescue equipment, including:

  • 30,000 USD at Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport in Kansas
  • 39,866 USD at McNary Field in Salem, Oregon

890,535 USD will also be used to improve airfield drainage at Minot International Airport in North Dakota.

FAA Associate Administrator for Airports Shannetta R. Griffin, P.E. said:

“We are replacing and upgrading key infrastructure and equipment as quickly as possible to improve facilities for air passengers. These investments keep us on track for seamless improvements that fliers will notice in the future.”

A full list of FAA grants is available here.

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