Aviation Press Releases
October 1, 2012
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Receives $16 Million FAA Grant
Phoenix, AZ – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced that Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will receive a Federal Aviation Administration grant to fund an apron rehabilitation project near its busiest terminal. The $16 million FAA Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant will allow the airport to begin the first phase of a multi-year project to replace 25 year-old pavement outside of Terminal 4. The work will begin this fall and take about four years to complete.
“This funding will help improve Sky Harbor’s infrastructure and will help keep aircraft moving safely and efficiently through Arizona,” Secretary LaHood said. “Making important investments in our aviation system promotes safety and economic growth in communities across the country.”
The work will take place in the apron area where aircraft taxi to and from the gates. Phoenix Sky Harbor has previous taken measures to slow pavement deterioration in the area. This grant will enable a permanent repair.
“We appreciate the support of the Federal Aviation Administration,” said Phoenix Aviation Director Danny Murphy. “As one of the ten busiest airports in the United States, improvements like this are vital to us and our airline partners.”