FAA awards infrastructure grants to 6 US airports

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted USD90 million to six airports in Alabama, Missouri, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee and Wyoming for airport runway, taxiway and apron projects, the administration said.

The Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants were awarded to Huntsville International Airport (Alabama), Kansas City International Airport (Missouri), Bismarck Municipal Airport (North Dakota), Portland International Airport (Oregon), McGhee Tyson Airport (Tennessee) and Jackson Hole Airport (Wyoming).

In fiscal year 2016, the FAA issued 1,768 new grants to airports. AIP provides more than USD3.0 billion in annual funding for projects that are vital to maintaining the safety, security, capacity, efficiency, and environmental stewardship of the nations airports. More than 3,300 airports are eligible for AIP grants benefiting commercial passengers, cargo operations, and general aviation activities throughout the nation.