Division of Aviation Awards FAA Vision 100 Funds to General Aviation Airports Monday, May 14, 2012

Money to be used for airfield, terminal improvements

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 $9,639,270 in Vision 100 funds from the Federal Aviation Administration to several general aviation airports across the state.

Airports can use the funds for general airfield improvements, runway safety, runway extensions or, in the case of Duplin County Airport in Kenansville, be put toward construction of a new terminal. The Division of Aviation, as a participant in the annual Federal Block Grant Program, administers the funds and manages the associated projects provided to the 63 general aviation airports. Normal airport operational costs such as salaries, mowing equipment and supplies are not eligible for funding.

Vision 100 funds are distributed by the FAA to states through the passage of the Wendall H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century in 2003. These non-primary entitlement funds are for general aviation airports listed in the latest published National Plan of Integrated Airports (NPIAS).

The following airports each received $150,000:
•    Ashe County Airport in Jefferson;
•    Asheboro Regional Airport;
•    Avery County/Morrison Field in Spruce Pine;
•    Billy Mitchell Airport in Hatteras;
•    Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport;
•    Cape Fear Regional in Oak Island;
•    Columbus County Municipal Airport in Whiteville;
•    Concord Regional Airport;
•    Currituck County Airport in Currituck;
•    Curtis L. Brown Field in Elizabethtown;
•    Dare County Regional in Manteo;
•    Davie County Airport in Lexington;
•    Duplin County Airport in Kenansville;
•    Elizabeth City Coast Guard Air Station/Regional Airport;
•    Elkin Municipal Airport;
•    First Flight Airport in Kill Devil Hills;
•    Foothills Regional Airport in Morganton;
•    Gastonia Municipal Airport;
•    Goldsboro/Wayne Municipal Airport;
•    Halifax Northampton Regional in Roanoke Rapids;
•    Harnett Regional Jetport in Erwin;
•    Henderson Field in Wallace;
•    Henderson-Oxford Airport;
•    Hickory Regional Airport;
•    Hyde County Airport in Englehard;
•    Jackson County Airport in Sylva;
•    Jeff Cloud Field in Wadesboro;
•    Johnson County Airport in Smithfield;
•    Laurinburg-Maxton Airport in Maxton;
•    Macon County Airport in Franklin;
•    Martin County Airport in Williamston.
•    Michael J. Smith Field in Beaufort;
•    Monroe Regional Airport;
•    Montgomery County Airport in Star;
•    Moore County Airport in Pinehurst;
•    Mount Airy/Surry County Airport;
•    Mount Olive Municipal Airport;
•    Northeastern Regional Airport in Edenton;
•    Ocracoke Island Airport;
•    Odell Williamson Municipal Airport in Ocean Isle Beach;
•    Person County Airport in Roxboro;
•    Plymouth Municipal Airport;
•    Raleigh Executive Jetport at Sanford-Lee County;
•    Richmond County Airport in Rockingham;
•    Rockingham County Airport in Reidsville;
•    Rocky Mount-Wilson Airport;
•    Rowan County Airport in Salisbury;
•    Rutherford County-Marchman Field in Rutherfordton;
•    Sampson County Airport in Clinton;
•    Shelby-Cleveland County Regional Airport;
•    Siler City Municipal Airport;
•    Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem;
•    Stanly County Airport in Albemarle;
•    Statesville Regional Airport;
•    Tarboro-Edgecombe Airport;
•    Triangle North Executive Regional Airport in Louisburg;
•    Tri-County Airport in Ahoskie;
•    Warren Field in Washington;
•    Western Carolina Regional Airport in Andrews; and
•    Wilkes County Airport in North Wilkesboro.

Kinston Regional Jetport at Stallings Field received $189,270 for airport signage, fencing and terminal improvements.

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 to provide access to education and job opportunities throughout the state.

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