Tuscaloosa National Airport Receives $4.2 Million FAA Grant
September 2, 2022
The Tuscaloosa National Airport has been awarded a grant for over $4.2 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The grant will be used to make apron improvements at the airport, including improvements to an area that annually supports over 300 large aircraft charters and cargo aircraft operations.
“The pavement reconstruction funded by this grant will secure the next 25-35 years of operations and the continuing support of the industrial and large aircraft needs in the community,” said Jeff Powell, Airport Director.
The Tuscaloosa National Airport is one of nine airports across Alabama receiving a combined total of $17.8 million in FAA grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Senator Richard Shelby announced the grants on Tuesday, Aug. 30.
“The Tuscaloosa National Airport received the second highest grant allocation out of the $17.8 million, just under Mobile,” said Mayor Walt Maddox. “Our airport plays a significant role in our community’s economy and these improvements will help accelerate our growth now and into the future.”