RALEIGH — As part of the N.C. Department of
Transportation’s ongoing commitment to improving aviation in North Carolina,
the N.C. Division of Aviation awarded $400,000 in State Aid to Airports funds to
Triangle North Executive Regional Airport in Louisburg for a terminal area
funds will be used to acquire land for the expansion, which will include
additional hangars and an aircraft parking apron.
land acquisition is the key initial step in allowing the airport to develop its
terminal area,” said NCDOT Director of Aviation Richard Walls. “The airport can
now move forward with planning additional development to enhance the facility.”
State Aid to Airports Program is NCDOT’s basic airport aid program. This
program provides funds for the purpose of planning, acquiring, constructing or
improving municipal, county and other publicly owned or controlled airports,
and to authorize related programs of aviation safety, promotions and long-range
Division will be awarding multiple grants through the program to general
aviation airports across the state for a variety of capital improvement
North Executive Regional Airport has an approximate $12.9 million a year
cumulative total impact on North Carolina and supports nearly 50 jobs, based on
a 2006 statewide economic impact study.
Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office
in 2009, the Division of Aviation has awarded more than $125 million in funding
to state airports. These funds enable airports across the state to provide
improvements that support economic development and job opportunities.
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