Thursday, September 04, 2014

Sen. Schumer calls on FAA to reclassify Williamson-Sodus Airport (KSDC), New York

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer requested that the Federal Aviation Administration reclassify the Williamson-Sodus Airport as a local airport in its upcoming National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems report set to be released this fall.

The airport is currently “unclassified,” cutting it off from the automatic annual allotment of $150,000 it had been receiving from the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program, which provides funding to airports for planning and development projects.

According to Schumer, in 2012 the FAA divided general aviation airports into four categories: national, regional, local and basic, but nearly 500 airports were left unclassified, making them ineligible for FAA AIP funding.

A follow-up report reclassified more than 200 airports, but still left the Wayne County airport unclassified.

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