4 SW IA Airports receive safety improvement & rehab funds


July 13th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Four southwest Iowa airports are receiving a total of $306, 300 from the Iowa Transportation Commission, as part of $5.3-million approved for the 2012 State Aviation Program. The ITC says among them, is the Atlantic Municipal Airport, which will receive $29,750 to Rehabilitate a shop hangar.

Also, the Corning Municipal Airport will receive $48,000 to replace runway lights.  The Creston Municipal Airport is set to  receive $199,750 for Phase Two of their plans to improve the fuel system, and, the Shenandoah Municipal Airport is the recipient of $28,800 for constructing an access taxiway for the four unit T-hangar, as well as $150,000 for the construction of a four-unit T-hangar.

A total of nearly 3 million dollars will be used for aviation safety programs and planning a development program, while the remaining  2.3 million is being devoted to the aviation vertical infrastructure programs. The State’s Aviation Program supplements local, and federal funding sources.