FAA invests over $30m in US airport cargo projects

Chicago Rockford (RFD). Credit: Dave Lindberg.

More than $30m is being invested in airport cargo infrastructure projects at US airports by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The FAA has awarded more than $31m in grants to expand cargo infrastructure at nine airports across the US.

“Every day, we rely on goods transported through our nation’s airports,” said US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “(The) announcement will make improvements at airports across our country so they can handle cargo more efficiently and help strengthen America’s supply chains.”  

“These grants will provide lasting benefits today and well into the future for our economy,” commented Deputy FAA administrator Bradley Mims. 

The funding includes $8.2m for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Alaska to reconstruct the taxi lane and rehabilitate the apron at the airport, and $6.8m for Chicago Rockford International Airport to construct a 4,267 ft taxiway and connectors to increase access to the south cargo apron.

$5.6m has been allocated for Huntsville International Airport-Carl T. Jones Field in Alabama to rehabilitate 5,600 s0 yds of the existing air cargo apron and expand the airport’s existing access road an additional 1,450 ft to enhance access, plus $4.5m will be given to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in South Carolina to rehabilitate existing taxiway and cargo apron pavement throughout the airport.

Also included in the grants plan is $2.3m for Bishop International Airport in Michigan to rehabilitate 37,400 sq yd of existing cargo apron pavement and perform crack repair and joint sealing to 26,800 sq yd of deicing apron surface, and $1.9m for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle, Washington t0o reconstruct 4,200 sq yd existing cargo apron pavement.

Additionally, Eugene F. Kranz Toledo Express Airport in Ohio will receive $1.1m to rehabilitate 27,670 sq yd of cargo apron pavement and to design improvements to 16,450 sq ft of the taxiway safety area erosion control system; Stockton Metropolitan Airport in California will get $417,036 to fund the design phase to rehabilitate 800 ft of the existing cargo taxilane pavement; and Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport has been awarded $197,310 to design a new 60,000 sq yd cargo apron to accommodate increased use.

The money for these projects comes from the FAA’s Airport Improvement Programme during FY2022.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]