U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman today announced that 13 Arkansas airports will receive $8.5 millionfrom the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support facility upgrades and expansions.
"Airports are important to growth and development in Arkansas communities. Investments to our infrastructure will better serve the economic needs of our state and facilitate commerce and job creation,” members said.
The airports receiving funding are as follows:
Batesville: Batesville Regional Airport will receive $438, 971 to extend its taxiways to provide more aircraft parking.
Bentonville: Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport will receive $3,498,120 to expand the apron by 11,000 square yards to meet FAA design standards.
Bentonville: Bentonville Municipal/Louise M Thaden Field Airport will receive $91,064 to remove obstructions in a runway.
Crossett: Z M Jack Stell Field will receive $187,677 to rehabilitate the runway and install navigation aids.
Hot Springs: Memorial Field will receive $38,000 to study options to improve an airport runway.
Little Rock: Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport will receive $720,000 to update its master plan to show current and future needs of the airport.
North Little Rock: North Little Rock Municipal Airport will receive $647,146 to install a new taxiway lighting system.
Marshall: Searcy County Airport will receive $175,860 to rehabilitate the apron.
Mount Ida: Bearce Airport will receive $292,000 to install perimeter fencing and remove obstructions in the runway.
Osceola: Osceola Municipal Airport will receive $157,500 to update the facility’s master plan and address future development needs.
Piggott: Piggott Municipal Airport will receive $90,900 to improve runway safety to be in compliance with FAA design standards.
Rogers: Rogers Municipal-Carter Field will receive$1,975,201 to rehabilitate the apron.
West Memphis: West Memphis Municipal Airport will receive $249,236 to update its master plan to reflect current and future needs of the airport.