Facing financial trouble, Newport News Williamsburg Airport partners with Norfolk for regional aviation study
by: Brett Hall
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Facing financial trouble, those who oversee the Newport News Williamsburg Airport are now partnering with what some might view as a competitor, in a hope of finding solutions.
On Thursday, the Peninsula Airport Commission and Norfolk Airport Authority officially announced their partnership along with the cities of Norfolk, Newport News, and Hampton that pursues a Go-Virginia grant to fund a “regional aviation, aerospace, and unmanned systems assessment.”
The $100,000 grant would be used to hire a consultant who would look at everything from the passenger travel, cargo, and underutilized property at Patrick Henry Field, to the five regional airports and even emerging vertical liftoff technology to come up with an aviation strategy for Hampton Roads.
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