WASHINGTON (WYMT) - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded $1.85 million competitive grant to the London-Corbin Airport to rehabilitate the runway on Magee Field.
The grant will rehabilitate nearly 6,000 feet of runway pavement that has deteriorated.
"As we work to create new jobs and recruit new industries to Southern and Eastern Kentucky, we must ensure that our rural airports are accessible and reliable for business travel," said Congressman Rogers. "The London-Corbin Airport has welcomed U.S. Presidents and various leaders from across the country, and I applaud member of the airport board for applying for important grant opportunities that are essential to maintaining and supporting aviation operations that are central to our rural region."
About $835,000 in FAA grants have also recently been announced for the following airports in Eastern Kentucky: Big Sandy Regional Airport in Martin County, Wendell-Ford Airport in Perry County, West Liberty Airport in Morgan County, and Tucker-Guthrie Memorial Airport in Harlan County.
“This significant investment in airport improvements in Kentucky will fund construction and rehabilitation projects that will help maintain high levels of safety in U.S. aviation,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.