May 13, 2019 10:20
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2019
Young Announces $18 Million for Indiana Airports
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that Evansville Regional Airport and Fort Wayne International Airport will each receive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) supplemental grants totaling $18.1 million. Senator Young urged Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao to support funding for these important Hoosier airports.
“As the Crossroads of America, it is critical that Indiana’s airports like Evansville Regional and Fort Wayne International continue to make important infrastructure investments,” said Senator Young. “These two Airport Improvement Program grants will help ensure these Hoosier assets remain vibrant and continue to drive economic development in their respective regions.”
Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA)
Fort Wayne is in the midst of a vital apron improvement project to support safe and efficient aviation operations. The $9.2 million AIP grant will support the expedited conclusion of this project while enhancing operational flexibility and improving safety at the facility. On April 30, 2019, Senator Young sent a letter to the FAA to support Fort Wayne International Airport’s AIP grant application.
Evansville Regional Airport (EVV)
Evansville’s current general aviation ramp infrastructure and the airfield drainage system will be upgraded to support airport operations. The $8.9 million AIP grant will support a reconstruction project, which will prevent flooding and sinkhole development, preserve overall airport infrastructure, and ensure unimpeded commercial operations. On April 30, 2019, Senator Young sent a letter to the FAA to support Evansville Regional’s AIP grant application.