FAA announces $110 million for airport safety projects

March 21, 2024

The Federal Aviation Administration has allocated $110 million in grants to increase safety and expand capacity at more than 70 airports in 32 states.

The funds come from the FAA’s Airport Infrastructure Grant (AIG) program, which over the past three years has provided almost $9 billion for projects such as runways, taxiways, terminal and connected roadways. The recent grants are among almost $3 billion the program has made available for FY 2024.

In this latest round of funding, 74 airports will build taxiways, upgrade snow-removal equipment and enhance safety measures for fire rescue.

“These grants help airports across the nation sustain and improve critical infrastructure to advance the safest, most efficient airport system in the world,” FAA Associate Administrator for Airports Shannetta R. Griffin, P.E. said in a statement.   

Notable projects include:

  • $43 million to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina to build a 6,400-foot taxiway.
  • $8.6 million to the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to build an aircraft rescue and fire-fighting building.
  • $1.3 million to the Jamestown Regional Airport in North Dakota to renovate a roadway into an emergency services path.

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