FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 16, 2007
Schumer, Clinton Announce Over $500,000 For The Sky Acres Airport
Federal Money Will be Used to Construct a New Apron and Taxiway
Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $541,193 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funds to Sky Acres Enterprises for the Sky Acres Airport in Dutchess County. Federal funds will be used to construct a new apron and taxiway.
“This is great news for Dutchess County,” said Schumer. "The Sky Acres Airport is an important general aviation facility in this region. Not only does it provide local aviators and tourists with a base of operation, but it allows businesspeople visiting New York to access the region easily. I will continue to fight for federal funds to help this airport remain a key component of economic growth in the region."
“This is great news for Dutchess County,” said Senator Clinton. “This funding will be used to provide a new apron and taxiway that are critical to the Sky Acres Airport's continued operation. Anything we can do to support our local airports promises to encourage economic growth in the region and I am pleased to support the airport in this way.”
The Sky Acres Enterprises will use federal funds to design and construct a new apron and associated taxiway. The taxiway is needed to access the apron.