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