August 23, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $1.2 Million for West Virginia Airports

Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced a total of $1,278,207 from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration will be awarded to Jackson County Airport and Mingo County Airport Authority.

“As a pilot myself, I understand the importance of aviation safety, and aviation safety begins with maintaining our airport infrastructure,” Senator Manchin said. “This funding will enable Jackson and Mingo County Airports to make the necessary improvements to continue serving West Virginians.”

“Rural airports play an important role in the communities they serve, which is why I advocated for this funding as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Investments in the Jackson and Mingo County airports will help spur economic growth and benefit West Virginians and visitors alike,” said Senator Capito. 

Individual awards are listed below:

$624,597 – Jackson County - This grant will provide federal funding for the Jackson County Airport in West Virginia. This project will fund rehabilitation of 7,775 square yards of the existing apron to maintain structural integrity of the pavement. Jackson County Airport is a general aviation airport associated with Ravenswood, West Virginia.

$653,610 – Mingo County Airport Authority - This project will fund the construction of an 11,650 square foot T-hangar building to assist the airport to be as self-sustaining as possible by generating revenue. The sponsor has adequately financed the airside needs of the airport.