Asheville Regional Airport Receives $4.25 Million FAA Grant to Reconstruct Runway

AVL Airport

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.

A complete listing of grants (PDF) and an interactive map of airports receiving funding is available on the FAA website.