Strictly Biz – By Vicki Hillhouse– As of Monday, November 2, 2015
The master planning document under creation to guide development at the Walla Walla Regional Airport is largely funded through Federal Aviation Administration funds.
The plan, a requirement of the FAA for airports every 10 years, ultimately serves as a guide to set priorities and land FAA support. Airport Manager Jennifer Skoglund said the FAA is paying for 91.88 percent of the project with its Airport Improvement funds.
The airport covers 4.06 percent, which works out to $22,956, she said. Another 4.06 percent is coming from the Washington State Department of Transportation as an aviation grant.
The airport retained consulting firm Mead & Hunt, which started work on the master plan in September. A meeting to glean more information from a local advisory committee is slated for 10 a.m. Thursday at the airport.