03.01.06

Burr Announces Over $9 Million in Federal Funding for North Carolina Airports

Funds to assist with runway construction and airport improvements in Charlotte, Fayetteville, and Jacksonville

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Richard Burr today announced the release of $9,209,414 in federal funding for Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, Fayetteville Regional Airport/Grannis Field, and Albert J. Ellis Airport in Jacksonville. The funding will be used for airport expansion, infrastructure improvements and rehabilitation of airport facilities. The United States Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration awarded the funds.

"FAA funds will bring more economic growth and development to North Carolina," said Senator Burr. "These funds will help each airport expand its operations and improve its facilities."

Charlotte/Douglas International Airport received the following grant:

• The Federal Aviation Administration awarded Charlotte/Douglas International $8,381,664 to acquire land that will be used for airport development to include a third parallel runway.

Fayetteville Regional Airport/Grannis Field received the following grant:
• The Federal Aviation Administration awarded Fayetteville Regional/Grannis Field $500,000 to rehabilitate the regional fire training facility.


Albert J. Ellis Airport in Jacksonville received the following grant:
• The Federal Aviation Administration awarded Albert J. Ellis $327,750 to assist with security enhancements and runway rehabilitation.

For more information go to https://www.burr.senate.gov

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