Chesco airports get substantial funding for upgrades

Ryan Heenan
Ryan Heenan
Published on December 31, 2018

Two airports in Chester County received substantial state funding for infrastructure and equipment upgrades that will improve and maintain safety. The two airports are among 26 statewide that received a total of $6 million in state investments for safety upgrades and to expand aviation-related operational and economic opportunities, the Wolf administration announced.

The Brandywine Regional Airport in West Chester will receive $150,000 for the design of new hangar site infrastructure, and the Chester County/G.O. Carlson Airport in Coatesville will receive $1 million for the construction of new hangar site development infrastructure and $18,750 to install an airport communications link between aircraft and air traffic control.

Included in the grants is $2.2 million in state funding from PennDOT’s Aviation Development Program, which comes from the state’s jet fuel tax, and $4 million from the multimodal fund. The two funding streams leverage $2.1 million in local matching funds. The Chester County projects are part of more than $6 million in state investments allocated to 26 public-use airports across the commonwealth.

Source: Daily Local; 12/8/2018

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