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Leesburg Executive Airport Receives $900,000 Federal Grant

Grant will fund runway and taxiway lighting rehabilitation.

Post Date:06/28/2019 4:25 PM

Leesburg, VA (June 28, 2019) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently announced the award of $900,000 to the Leesburg Executive Airport, through its Airport Improvement Program.

The grant funding will be used to rehabilitate the airport’s aging runway and taxiway lighting system. The upgrade will include a new control system and installing LED lights where approved to replace the current traditional incandescent lights. 

“These improvements will increase the safety, reliability, and efficiency of the airfield lighting system,” says Airport Director Scott Coffman. “New technology in airfield lighting will reduce electrical costs and maintenance requirements, while ensuring the airport is visible to landing aircraft in all weather conditions.”

The total project cost is estimated to be approximately $1 million. In addition to the federal funding, the Town expects to receive a grant from the Virginia Department of Aviation equal to 8% of the total project cost. Town officials anticipate that the project will begin construction later this summer and will be completed by the end of the year.  

Media Contact:
Betsy Arnett
Public Information Officer 

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