Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Airports in PA will get a Facelift

Twenty-seven Pennsylvania airports will be getting a 12.6 million dollar facelift soon. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett announced yesterday that these airports would use that money to improve their facilities and enhance their safety. The Governor says that he hopes that these improvements will help expand the facilities.

Below is the list of airports and how much they will be receiving: 

Beaver County:  Beaver County Airport -- $100,278 to conduct an obstruction survey.

Bedford County:  Bedford County Airport -- $767,125 to rehabilitate an apron, parking area, access road and taxiway, and construct an apron.

Bradford County:  Bradford County Airport -- $802,222 to prepare a site for a new taxiway.

Bucks County:  Doylestown Airport -- $686,131 to construct bypass taxiways and pave grass tie-downs.

Butler County:  Butler County Airport -- $258,611 to remove obstructions and crack seal and re-mark a runway.

Cambria County:  Ebensburg Airport -- $827,292 to rehabilitate a hangar taxiway and remove obstructions.

Carbon County:  Jake Arner Memorial Airport -- $188,416 to implement obstruction mitigation activities and apply seal coating to an aircraft parking apron.

Chester County: 
               Brandywine Airport -- $350,972 to construct improvements to the main terminal and an apron, and design an airfield lighting rehabilitation and relocation project.
               Chester County/G.O. Carlson Airport -- $1.2 million to construct an apron.
               New Garden Flying Field -- $206,572 to design a runway’s reconstruction and widening.

Clarion County:  Clarion County Airport -- $290,806 to design a runway overlay project and update the airport master plan. 

Clearfield County:  Clearfield-Lawrence Airport -- $504,291 to rehabilitate the runway lighting system and update the airport master plan. 

Clinton County:  William T. Piper Memorial Airport -- $977,708 to construct a runway rehabilitation project.

Crawford County:  Port Meadville Airport – $451,289 to rehabilitate an apron and acquire land and remove obstructions to a runway.

Elk County:  St. Mary's Municipal Airport -- $250,694 to update the airport master plan.

Fayette County:  Joseph A. Hardy/ Connellsville Airport -- $992,700 to conduct an airport master plan study and rehabilitate a runway lighting system.

Indiana County:  Indiana County/Jimmy Stewart Airport -- $187,361 to acquire easements to remove obstructions from a runway approach, and acquire crack-sealing material. 

Lawrence County:  New Castle Municipal Airport -- $158,333 to construct a snow-removal equipment building.

Luzerne County:  Hazleton Municipal Airport -- $223,408 to design a runway safety area improvement project; $93,750 in state Aviation Development Program funds to acquire aircraft refueling and maintenance equipment. 

Mifflin County:  Mifflin County Airport -- $200,556 to construct a hangar taxiway.

Monroe County:  Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport -- $275,674 to acquire snow-removal equipment.

Northumberland County:  Northumberland County Airport -- $335,930 to acquire snow-removal equipment and rehabilitate airfield pavements. 

Schuylkill County: Schuylkill County/Joe Zerbey Airport -- $260,722 to update the airport layout plan.

Snyder County:  Penn Valley Airport -- $200,556 to update the airport layout plan.

Somerset County:  Somerset County Airport -- $371,027 to update the airport master plan and rehabilitate airport navigational aids. 

Venango County:  Venango Regional Airport -- $200,556 to acquire airfield deicing equipment.

Washington County:  Washington County Airport -- $1.2 million to crack seal and re-mark a runway and taxiways, and to remove obstructions and acquire land.

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