Alabama Airports to Benefit from FAA Grants

Jul 30, 2018

Airports across the state of Alabama will be improving their infrastructure soon, thanks to more than $25 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration.

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby says the grants will help 25 airports with improvements, new structures and safety advances. The Mobile Downtown Airport will receive the most with $7.08 million, while the Thomas C. Russell Field Airport in Alexander City will get the least with $94,500.

The grants are funded through the Airport and Airway Trust Fund and federal appropriations.

Shelby says airport infrastructure plays a vital role in economic growth and development in Alabama.

Many of the airports will improve their taxiways and conduct erosion repair.

Tuscaloosa Regional Airport is set to conduct a study to develop an airport master plan, and Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport will be purchasing new firefighting equipment.