Wilmington Airport Receives Federal Aviation Administration Grant for Expansion | Colorado Springs News
WIlmington International Airport is expected to receive more than $ 300,000 in federal funds, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said this week.
The grant will help Wilmington International Airport grow to accommodate the growing number of passengers.
Wilmington launched an $ 86 million terminal expansion project in 2018. The final phase of the project is expected to be completed in early 2022.
The FAA on Tuesday announced that it has awarded $ 431.8 million in grants to airports across the country to fund projects that increase safety, sustainability and access to travel for Americans. The funds will go to 60 airports in 31 states. Wilmington International Airport will receive $ 348,572.
“These grants support the airport infrastructure of our national airspace system, providing federal investments to communities of all sizes, from remote areas to large metropolitan cities,” FAA Administrator Scott Dickson said in a statement. .
Wilmington International Airport outperformed other airports across the country during the pandemic, air services development company Ailevon Pacific Aviation Consulting said. The airport’s seating capacity from April 2020 to August 2021 was greater than that of neighboring airports, Ailevon Pacific Aviation Consulting said.
The grants were awarded as part of the FAA Airport Improvement Program. The program paid about $ 3.2 billion this year to airports across the country. Local governments will not have to match grant funds due to the American Rescue Plan Act.
“To get passengers to where they need to be safely and in a sustainable manner, we need to make continued investments in our aviation system,” said US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “These grants will help us fulfill our commitment to building a safer, more equitable and more sustainable future.
Wilmington International Airport and Wilmington officials could not be reached for comment.
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