DFW Airport receives federal grant funds to improve airport infrastructure

Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport has received four grants totaling USD40 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for infrastructure improvement, the company said.

The company said the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants will be used for the rehabilitation of an aircraft apron, for ongoing work on the airfield, and for the purchase of new energy-saving equipment for DFW´s Terminal B.

The company said the largest grant in the package is worth USD20 million and will fund a project to construct and expand the aircraft apron south of Terminal D. A grant for approximately USD9.0 million will contribute to the ongoing project to rehabilitate Runway 18R/36L, which is one of DFW´s primary arrival runways on the west side of the airfield. Another grant of about USD8.0 million will go to strengthen Taxiway Y, which will allow larger scale aircraft to cross between the west side of the airfield and the east. An additional USD3.0 million grant will fund the last phase to equip Terminal B with new and environmentally friendly pre-conditioned air units used to cool jet boarding bridges, and the electrical infrastructure needed to operate those units.

The FAA´s Airport Improvement Program provides grants for the planning and development of public-use airports. For large hub airports such as DFW, the grants could cover up to 75 percent of eligible costs for the specific projects awarded.

Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport welcomes more than 65 million customers and serves as a major economic generator for the North Texas region, producing over USD37 billion in economic impact each year.