FAA awards $518M in Airport Improvement Program grants

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently awarded $518 million to 416 airports nationwide through the second round of 2022 Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants.

Grants will fund a variety of projects including purchasing equipment needed to operate and maintain airports, repairing runways and taxiways, maintaining airfield elements such as lighting or signage, and constructing airport facilities.

“We’re investing $518 million in airports across America so communities big and small can continue to safely and efficiently connect with the rest of the world,” Shannetta Griffin, FAA associate administrator for airports, said.

Awardees include:

James M. Cox Dayton International Airport in Dayton, Ohio, was awarded $13.4 million to rehabilitate 54,000 square yards of existing terminal apron pavement.

Cyril E. King Airport in Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands, was awarded $12.2 million to rehabilitate 7,000 feet of the existing Taxiway A.

Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown, Pa., was awarded $7.9 million for the final construction phase of the rehabilitate of 7,600 feet of Runway 6/24 pavement and existing Runway 6/24 lighting system.

Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, Ill., was awarded $7 million to complete the final phase of its Runway Incursion Mitigation program. The project reconfigures three runways that currently intersect and will improve safety.