FAA awards $12 million in grants for KCI and Wheeler Downtown airports

09/09/2013 10:38 PM

09/09/2013 10:38 PM

The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded about $12 million in grants for airfield rehabilitation and safety enhancements at Kansas City International and the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown airports.

About $5.1 million will go toward a $6.7 million rehabilitation of Taxiway A at KCI, the Kansas City Aviation Department said. The FAA typically finances 75 percent of airfield improvement projects at KCI, and the aviation department will cover the remaining amount.

At the downtown airport, the FAA awarded a $4.2 million grant toward the $4.7 million third phase of the airport’s taxiway system upgrade. In addition, the government provided a grant of about $2.7 million that will finance most of the cost for building a 4,300-square- foot aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicle storage facility.

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