FAA Grants $121 Million More To U.S. Airports For Airfield Work
The FAA will fund $121 million in runway and taxiway projects at U.S. airports, including grants to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) to “simplify” their airfield layouts.
The money, coming from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and the infrastructure legislation passed by Congress in 2021, follows $100 million allocated by the FAA in May to airports for runway improvements. The projects being funded are intended to increase airfield safety after a number of runway incursion incidents at U.S. airports this year.
“The FAA is serious about ending runway incursions and we are putting substantial resources behind our efforts,” FAA Associate Administrator for Airports Shannetta Griffin says in a statement. “In some cases, the best way to address safety risks is modifying or reconfiguring existing airfields—these grants directly address those situations.”
BOS will use $44.9 million to remove part of a taxiway and rehabilitate pavement on taxiways and Runway 15R/33L, which has a length of 10,083 ft. The rehabilitation work will “maintain the structural integrity of the pavement and ... minimize foreign object debris,” the FAA says.
ANC will get $39.8 million, FAA says. The Alaska airport will extend a taxiway by 400 ft. and also install new taxiway lighting. The airport will additionally widen two taxiways.
Washington Reagan National Airport will receive $5 million to construct new connector taxiways to Runways 1/19 and 15/33 “to reduce the delays of existing traffic,” FAA says.
Other airports receiving FAA funds for airfield projects include Richmond International Airport in Virginia, Kranz Toledo Express Airport in Ohio and Jackson Hole Airport in Wyoming.