The Winchester Regional Airport Authority was awarded a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) in the amount of $3,570,000. The grant is 100% federally funded and does not have a local match requirement. “This substantial federal investment in the Winchester Regional Airport is vital for the continued success of transportation, job creation, and economic development in the region,” announced Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA). “Our airport sustains aviation activity including air ambulance operations that serve the public interest, and brings visitors and businesses from across the country to the Shenandoah Valley.”
Grant funds will be used for the first phase of construction to rehabilitate an aircraft parking apron and taxiway, and an obstruction removal project to remove vegetation in the runway approach and departure paths. “These projects further enhance the safety and efficiency of our operations,” said Executive Director Nick Sabo. “The airport has a tremendous positive impact on local residents and employers, and this grant is proof that our federal partners understand these benefits”. Construction projects funded by the grant are expected to begin in early 2022.
For information about the Winchester Regional Airport, please visit www.flyokv.com
Story credit: Virginia Department of Aviation; https://doav.virginia.gov/calendar-and-news/news/2021-september/winchester-regional-airport-receives-federal-grant/