Syracuse airport gets $15M from FAA for safety improvement projects

Syracuse Hancock International Airport will receive more than $15 million from the Federal Aviation Administration for improvement projects.

Posted: Jul 1, 2020 1:25 PM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Syracuse Hancock International Airport will receive more than $15 million from the Federal Aviation Administration for improvement projects.

Syracuse is one of four airports awarded more than $26 million in funding. Ogdensburg International Airport will receive more than $1 million, Oswego County Airport will receive more than $200,000, and Massena International-Richards Field will receive just over $1 million.

“Air travel in and out of Central New York and the North Country region is vital to the connectivity and success of the regional economy, which is why, as the regions reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that we provide the funding necessary to keep the airports safe and efficient,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer.

The funds will be used to rehabilitate runways, update runway lighting, buy snow removal equipment, update fencing and research future upgrades.

Some of the funds came from FAA CARES Act grants.

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