(HARRISBURG) – The Altoona-Blair County Airport will receive $100,000 in state funds toward the ongoing construction of a corporate hangar, state Senator Judy Ward (R-30) and state Rep. Jim Gregory (R-80) announced today.
“The job creation and investment in our local economy as a result of this hangar construction will benefit the surrounding area,” Senator Ward said. “Enhancing the airport enhances the region and will help to attract employers to our community.”
“This is great news for the airport and all of Blair County,” Rep. Gregory said. “The airport provides local, easy access to passenger flights accessing Baltimore and Pittsburgh. Further development of the corporate operations will allow for rentals, fueling, mechanic services, instruction and charters.”
The grants are funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Aviation Transportation Assistance Program, which is dedicated to improving the state’s aviation infrastructure. Funds totaling $10 million were awarded to 12 airports around the state.
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