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Eastern W.Va. Regional Airport to get $477,433 from FAA

May 08, 2008

Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Robert C. Byrd, both D-W.Va., announced Tuesday in a press release that Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport in Martinsburg, W.Va., will receive $477,433 in federal funding through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The monies will enable the airport to make runway improvements, repair the taxiway, install airport beacons and conduct an aeronautical survey to upgrade existing radar systems to a GPS-based Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS).

"Airports are essentially the backbone of every local economy," Rockefeller, chairman of the Senate Aviation Subcommittee, said in the release. "This grant will help Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport repair its runways and make other necessary upgrades. These improvements play an important role in making air travel safer for our residents and visitors."

"Air travel is an essential component of the transportation network in our state, and Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport is a vital part of that network," Byrd said in the release. "These funds will help ensure the safety of those who use the airport and expand opportunities there for the long term."

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The airport's grant was awarded through the Air Improvement Program (AIP), which provides significant funding to local airports, helping them modernize the air traffic control system and expand airport runways and other facilities.

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