BOONEVILLE and NEW ALBANY — Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) announced the award of two federal grants to support hangar construction projects at the general aviation airports in Booneville and New Albany.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved a $150,204 grant to support hangar construction at the Booneville-Baldwyn Airport in Prentiss County. A similar $124,500 award will support construction at the New Albany-Union County Airport.
The Booneville and New Albany grants derive from the FAA Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant funding and are provided through the FY2010 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. AIP grants are used to support infrastructure development projects that will improve operational safety and efficiency at local airport facilities.