|Division of Aviation Awards $1 Million State Grant To Currituck County Regional Airport
||Wednesday, March 21, 2012
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 $1 million in State Aid to Airports program
funds to Currituck County Regional Airport in Maple for a capital improvement
funds will be used to extend the airport’s taxiway and build a new apron to support
the addition of the College of The Albemarle’s Currituck County Regional
Aviation and Technical Training Center at the airport.
is an important project for the airport, our division and our state,” said
Aviation Director Richard Walls. “Any time we can improve our aviation system
while partnering with aerospace education, it is a win-win situation. The airport
and Currituck County are to be congratulated for their efforts.”
State Aid to Airports is NCDOT’s basic airport aid program. It 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
County Regional Airport is a general aviation facility that has an approximate
$24.5 million a year cumulative total impact on North Carolina and supports nearly
140 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.
more information on North Carolina aviation, visit www.ncdot.gov/aviation.