FAA awards $898.9 million in airport improvement grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the award of more than $898.9 million in infrastructure and safety projects through the FY2021 Airport Improvement Program (AIP). This total includes $113.5 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to award all grants at a 100-percent federal share.

Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport begins terminal renovation

Gunnison County leaders and project representatives celebrated the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport Terminal Renovation project with a groundbreaking ceremony. A total of $24 million in grant funding is expected to be received for this project, including $10 million in Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Project and Discretionary grants, and $14 million in CARES Act funding.

Airport terminal groundbreaking set for June 12

The groundbreaking for the $34 million passenger terminal planned for Texarkana Regional Airport is June 12. Airport officials hope to complete the project in 2024. The $34 million price tag will include not only the building’s construction but also everything that goes with it, including aircraft taxiways, an apron for aircraft parking and jet bridges

A new concourse blooms at Reagan National Airport

Reagan National Airport will celebrate the “soft” opening of its new 14-gate passenger concourse that will replace the infamous Gate 35X, which requires travelers to ride shuttle buses to their flights. The airy 230,000-square-foot space is the airport’s biggest upgrade since 1997, when Terminals B and C were opened, adding more than 1 million square feet

Nebraska airport plans $54.8M terminal project

A $54.8 million terminal modernization project is set to get underway this summer at Lincoln Airport in Nebraska’s capital. The project will expand the terminal, consolidate gate and security areas and move more passenger services to the area past security checkpoints.