Officials at the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority are pleased to announce the receipt of an Airport Improvement Grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The $2,134,621 million grant will be used to rehabilitate the second largest runway at Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA). The project will cost an estimated $20.1 million.
“Receiving this grant means we can continue into phase 2 of this large project to continue to provide a safe and efficient facility for all of our customers,”,” said Joe Marana, director of operations and facilities. Runway construction has begun on phase 1, with phase 2 beginning in August. Flights at FWA will not be impacted by this project, as the airport’s primary runway will remain open. The Harper Company is the prime contractor on the project.
The FAA’s Airport Improvement Program provides grants to public agencies – and in some cases, to private owners and entities – for the planning and development of public-use airports that are included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. For more information on the program, visit www.faa.gov/airports.