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 $2.25 million in State Aid to Airports funds
to Henderson-Oxford Airport in Oxford for two capital improvement projects.
airport will extend the existing runway 500 feet to a total length of 5,502
also will allow the airport to paving and install lighting along the new runway
extension. The extension will increase safety and help the airport attract new
corporate aircraft. These
projects also will improve the overall safety of flights in and out of the
airport, as well as enhance economic growth opportunities for the
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
Airport is a general aviation facility that has an approximate $5.3 million a
year cumulative impact on North Carolina and supports more than 10 jobs, based
on a 2012 statewide economic impact study.
Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office
in 2009, the Division of Aviation has awarded more than $150 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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