FAA Awards Grant to Kokomo Airport

Posted: Updated:

The Kokomo Municipal Airport has been selected to receive $1.3 million from the Federal Aviation Administration. The grant will be used to level the ground for a future runway extension project, as well as moving the airport's instrument landing system antenna. September 16, 2013

News Release

KOKOMO, Ind. - The Kokomo Municipal Airport was awarded $1.3 million in federal funding for runway infrastructure improvements.

The grant is allocated through the United States Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), with the funds accrued from aviation fuel and airline ticket sales.

The federal funding for the Kokomo Municipal Airport will be utilized to level the land for the future runway and taxiway extension. It will also pay for the relocation of the antenna tower for the airport's Instrument Landing System.

"Expanding the Kokomo Municipal Airport's runway enables our international companies to stay connected to their customers," said Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight. "The airport is a major asset for Kokomo as we continue efforts to attract and retain business and industry."

In addition to passenger flights, the airport provides service to Chrysler, GMCH, Delphi, Haynes International, Target, Walmart among others.

Source: The City of Kokomo