Concord Airport Gets $2.5M to Improve Safety

U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster, D-NH, calls the improvements “critical” to growing business in New Hampshire. Posted by Tony Schinella (Editor) , September 18, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration granted Concord Municipal Airport with $2.5 million for a new taxiway, in order to improve flight safety at the airport, according to U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster, D-NH.
Planes risk collision on the runway since they are both landing and taxiing at the same time. The new runway will allow planes to prepare for take off on one runway, out of the way of income aircraft.

“Concord Municipal Airport, like all of our local airports, is an essential part of New Hampshire’s transportation network and a key contributor to the local economy,” Kuster said. “It’s critical that we make these improvements to keep our travelers safe and our businesses growing, and to strengthen the New Hampshire economy.”
“This is going to add a measure of safety to our operations,” said David Rolla, the airport manager. “Making the runway safer is something that’s always a priority.”

The FAA funding is part of the agency’s State Block Grant Program, which provides funding to states for local and regional general aviation airports, among others. New Hampshire airports are receiving $3.95 million this year, according to Kuster.

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