FLINT, Mich. – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a $1.4 million Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant to rehabilitate the aircraft parking apron at Bishop International Airport.
“This funding will help improve efficiencies at this airport,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “This investment will bring jobs and improve the infrastructure for continued growth.”
The FAA Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant will provide for the rehabilitation of the air carrier apron, which is past its useful life.
“We are pleased to provide these monies to boost the operational safety of the airport, which in turn will benefit the economic growth of the community,” said Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.
The Airport Improvement Program (AIP) provides $3.35 billion in annual funding for projects that are vital to maintaining the safety, capacity, and environmental stewardship of our nation’s airports. More than 3,300 airports nationally are eligible for AIP grants benefiting commercial passengers, cargo operations, and general aviation activities.