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Griffiss, other Upstate airports awarded federal funding for projects

By Eric Reinhardt (ereinhardt@cnybj.com)

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Griffiss International Airport in Rome is among the upstate New York airports awarded federal funding for projects, the office of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D–N.Y.) said. (Photo credit: zoeyadvertising.com)

Griffiss International Airport in Rome, Syracuse Hancock International Airport, Ithaca Tompkins International Airport, and Watertown International Airport are among the upstate New York airport awarded federal funding for various projects.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded more than $21 million to upstate airports, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D–N.Y.) and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D–N.Y.) announced Friday.  

The facilities will use the funding for airport safety and quality improvement projects and will “serve as a lifeline to local airports struggling to stay afloat after more than year of record-low travel rates,” the lawmakers contended.

A portion of the funding to each airport and county comes from FAA COVID grants through the American Rescue Plan, which “Schumer had a direct hand in securing,” his office said. In total, Schumer has now helped secure more than $624 million for upstate New York airports in the past year.

A breakdown of the airports located in the CNYBJ coverage area and their funding amounts and projects from Schumer’s office are seen below.

RECIPIENT

GRANT AMOUNT

PROJECT

Syracuse Hancock International

$178,000

Conduct or update miscellaneous study

Syracuse Hancock International

$4,265,323

Improve/modify/rehabilitate terminal building

Syracuse Hancock International

$360,500

Rehabilitate taxiway, rehabilitate taxiway lighting

Watertown International

$96,900

Install runway vertical/visual guidance system

Watertown International

$394,869

Reconstruct apron

Griffiss International

$2,156,864

Construct taxiway, extend taxiway, install taxiway lighting

Massena International Richards Field

$98,900

Construct/rehabilitate/modify/expand sand and chemical-storage building

Ogdensburg International

$40,000

Acquire aircraft rescue & firefighting safety equipment

Ogdensburg International

$195,000

Improve airport drainage

Elmira/Corning Regional

$150,000

Conduct or update miscellaneous study

Elmira/Corning Regional

$74,847

Improve/modify/rehabilitate terminal building

Elmira/Corning Regional

$231,000

Reconstruct apron

Elmira/Corning Regional

$16,258

Improve/modify/rehabilitate ARFF building

Ithaca Tompkins International

$402,777

Rehabilitate taxiway (Taxiway A), Rehabilitate taxiway [Taxiway F], remove taxiway, shift, or reconfigure existing taxiway [Taxiway D], shift or reconfigure existing taxiway [Taxiway E]

Ithaca Tompkins International

$818,867

Construct aircraft rescue & firefighting building, Construct/rehabilitate/modify/expand snow removal equipment building

Greater Binghamton/Edwin A Link Field

$189,000

Install miscellaneous NAVAIDS, reconstruct or replace airport

Greater Binghamton/Edwin A Link Field

$463,000

Construct/extend/improve safety area – 16/34

Corning-Painted Post

$131,363

Rehabilitate runway – 13/31

Tri-Cities

$66,121

Obstructions marking/lighting/removal – 03/21

Lt Warren Eaton

$285,000

Reconstruct airfield guidance signs, rehabilitate taxiway, rehabilitate taxiway lighting

 

 

 

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