Suffolk Airport getting #036;450,000

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 3, 2004

Suffolk News-Herald

Suffolk Executive Airport Suffolk will be receiving $450,000 in federal funds to be used to enhance the facilities at Suffolk Executive Airport, said U.S. Senator George Allen, R-Va.

Suffolk, one of 11 general aviation airports in the state to receive the funding, received the largest allocation in Virginia.


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Allen said the Federal Aviation Administration awarded the grants to improve the efficiency, safety and value of each airport.

&uot;Many local airports are vital to the economy of their surrounding areas,&uot; said Allen. &uot;It’s important to keep these airports in top condition so that they can continue to generate business and create jobs while maintaining a standard of excellence in safety and service.&uot;

The Airport Improvement Program is a federal grant-in-aid program that represents a major source of funding for airport development and planning. The selected airports will use the FAA funds for various projects, including: apron construction and maintenance; removal of obstructing building; land acquisition; and the improvement of runway safety.

Details on how Suffolk will be using the funding were not available late Friday.