The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants to 405 airports in 50 states and six U.S. territories.
“This $1.2 billion federal investment will improve our nation’s airport infrastructure, enhance safety, and strengthen growth in local communities, which is especially important as the economy recovers from COVID-19,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.
The department is awarding federal grants to the following airports in North Carolina:
- $4,258,611 for Asheville Regional Airport to reconstruct a runway.
- $4,270,000 for Charlotte Douglas International Airport to purchase a zero emissions vehicle and infrastructure.
- $2,742,407 for Fayetteville Regional Airport to expand the terminal building.
- $2,200,000 for Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro for noise mitigation.
- $1,383,700 for Albert J. Ellis Airport in Jacksonville to purchase a new aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicle and snow removal equipment and conduct a study.
- $18,316,468 for the North Carolina state block grant program.
“The 434 AIP grants will fund critical airport infrastructure projects around the country,” said FAA Administrator Stephen M. Dickson.