Governor Tom Corbett today announced a $4 million state investment that will upgrade facilities and improve safety at 18 Pennsylvania airports.
“Aviation provides nearly 5% of Pennsylvania’s jobs,” Corbett said. “Investing in these improvements and safety measures helps those thousands of people do their jobs better, and will improve airport operations.”
The $4 million in grants are provided by PennDOT’s aviation development program. Funding for the aviation program comes from the state’s jet fuel tax and leverages more than $1.3 million in local matching funds. Public-use airports in the state are eligible for the aviation development program. The state has 133 public-use airports and heliports; 15 have scheduled commercial service.
Improvement projects include:
- Allegheny County Airport — $75,000 to rehabilitate its terminal and safety building.
- Pittsburgh International Airport — $750,000 to rehabilitate runways and taxiways.
- McVille Airport — $656,250 for the first phase of construction on a new runway and for lighting and navigational aid installation on the new runway.
- Altoona-Blair County Airport — $503,700 to improve the fuel-dispensing facility and for assistance in developing municipal hazard zoning ordinances.
- Pennridge Airport — $150,000 to purchase snow-removal equipment.
- Butler County Airport — $3,000 to develop a municipal hazard zoning ordinance.
- Brandywine Airport — $9,000 to acquire ground service equipment.
- Clearfield-Lawrence Airport — $30,000 to improve a hangar.
- Titusville Airport — $5,400 to develop municipal hazard zoning ordinances.
- Carlisle Airport — $93,750 to acquire snow removal equipment.
- Corry-Lawrence Airport — $75,000 to improve its aircraft-fueling facility.
- DuBois Regional Airport — $187,500 to rehabilitate its administrative building and for maintenance equipment.
- Farmers Pride Airport — $37,500 to acquire airfield-maintenance equipment.
- Queen City Municipal Airport — $562,500 to construct an aviation fuel storage facility.
- Bradford Regional Airport — $225,000 to expand its security screening area.
- Grove City Regional Airport — $356,250 to improve its aircraft-fueling facility.
- Braden Airpark — $135,000 for the third phase of a runway lighting and electrical vault project.
- York Airport — $238,500 to remove hazards to improve runway safety.
For more information: Governor.State.pa.us