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Dinniman Announces More than $ 3.3 Million for Chester County Airports
WEST CHESTER (July 16) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today announced that three airports in Chester County will receive more than $ 3.3 million in state and federal funding to improve safety and operations.
- $2 million for the Chester County/G.O. Carlson Airport to remove obstructions and complete apron construction.
- $1.2 million to the New Garden Flying Field to reconstruct and widen the runway.
- $158,333 for Brandywine Airport to study the feasibility of acquiring a precision approach that helps increase access and safety during poor weather conditions.
“These funds will help improve the safety of our local, public-use airports, while boosting our regional economy and supporting our workforce,” Dinniman said.
The grants are part of an $18 million state and federal investment that will improve safety and operations at 35 airports throughout Pennsylvania and support more than 2,600 jobs statewide.
Public-use airports in the state are eligible for the PennDOT aviation development program. Airports eligible for the federal block grant program include: general aviation airports, designated reliever airports, and non-primary commercial service airports (those with fewer than 10,000 annual passengers) that are part of the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems.