Sunday, June 08, 2014

Logan County (6L4), West Virginia: Airport receives much needed funding

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $1.3 million to enhance airfield infrastructure at three airports in southern West Virginia according to an announcement by Congressman Nick Rahall on Friday.

“If we fail to invest in maintaining our airport’s physical infrastructure or in acquiring the latest technology, we fail to insure the safety of those who travel and staff our nation’s aviation network,” Rahall, is recognized as the top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said. “By making sound investments like Greenbrier’s new apron, Logan’s guidance system and lighting and clearing the approaches for Summersville Airport we not only insure safety, we keep our national aviation network stronger and more competitive.”

According to Rahall, Logan County Airport will receive $150,000 to acquire a new runway visual guidance system, which will make the airport more accessible to pilots by providing improved approaches to the runway ends.

Greenbrier Valley Airport has been awarded $1 million and Summersville Airport will receive nearly $130,000 for airport-specific projects.

“Investing in our region’s airports and air transportation infrastructure creates jobs and grows our economy,” Rahall said. “I intend to keep on working with our airport managers and fighting to bolster air infrastructure funding that fuels engines of economic development for our local economies and links our communities with other cities and towns across the country and around the world.”


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