FAA Grant Funding NM Airport Improvements
Three airports here in Northern Michigan will soon begin improvements as part of grants from the FAA.
In total, the agency is awarding more than $659 million in airport infrastructure grants, as part of the $3.18 billion in the Airport Improvement Program.
This funding provides 450 grants that will fund 664 infrastructure projects including runways, taxiways, aprons, terminals, and more.
According to the FAA’s most recent economic analysis, civilian aviation accounts for $1.6 trillion in total economic activity and supports nearly 11 million jobs.
Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse city will be awarded just over $1,469,000 to rehabilitate runway lighting.
Pellston Regional Airport in Emmet County is receiving around $174,000 to rehabilitate an apron, runway, and taxiway.
The money is also slated to go toward wildlife hazard assessments.
And Chippewa County International Airport in Sault Ste. Marie will get around $1,549,000 to
buy snow removal equipment and rehabilitate a runway.