09.14.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $167K IN FED FUNDING FOR GRIFFISS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN ONEIDA COUNTY

Federal Funding Will Be Used To Build New De-Icing Containment Facility

 

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $167,400 in federal funding for Griffiss International Airport in Oneida County. This funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This federal funding will allow Griffiss International Airport to build a new de-icing containment facility.

“With winter right around the corner, Griffiss International Airport needs a new de-icing containment facility that can remove snow, ice or frost from planes as quickly as possible,” said Senator Schumer. “This funding will allow Griffiss International Airport to make the critical upgrades necessary to ensure planes are de-iced quickly, which will reduce wait times and ensure passengers and pilots can fly in and out of Oneida County without delay.”

 “This critical funding will allow the Griffiss International Airport to build a new de-icing containment facility,” said Senator Gillibrand. “Investing in our airport’s infrastructure will help ensure our airlines are prepared for the upcoming winter season and make it safer for the businesses and travelers who rely on it every day. I will continue to push for funding to help ensure there is timely, safe air travel New Yorkers can rely on.”

This funding for Griffiss International Airport is part of the Airport Improvement Program and is administered by DOT’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Airport Improvement Program provides grants to public agencies for the planning and development of public-use airports that are included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS). Funds obligated for the AIP are drawn from the Airport and Airway Trust fund, which is supported by user fees, fuel taxes, and other similar revenue sources.

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