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Let it Snow: Airports across US receive FAA funding to tackle winter weather



As winter approaches, 85 airports in 28 states will be better prepared to keep airport operations running safely and smoothly.

The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has awarded more than $76.2m in Fiscal Year 2022 for snowplows, de-icing equipment, and new or upgraded buildings to store this equipment.

“We can’t let winter weather stop aircraft from safely landing and taking off. This funding will help keep airports operating this winter and get passengers and cargo to their work, families and vacations safely,” said Associate Administrator for Airports Shannetta Griffin, P.E.

Airports across US receive FAA funding to tackle winter weather

Approximately $46.2m will be used to purchase snow removal equipment, such as:

An additional $13.6m is to develop de-icing facilities, including:

The final $16.4m will construct and renovate buildings that house and maintain snow removal equipment, including:

The funding is from the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program. The program pays for a variety of projects including construction of new and improved airport facilities, repairs to runways and taxiways, maintenance of airfield elements such as lighting or signage, and the purchase of equipment needed to operate and maintain airports.

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BlueSky Business Aviation News | 24th November 2022 | Issue #679


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