Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a federal grant worth $63,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for Syracuse Hancock International Airport. The funds will be used to purchase aircraft rescue and firefighting proximity suits.
“This is great news for Central New York and for travelers who use Syracuse Hancock Airport,” said Schumer. “This FAA grant for safety and rescue equipment at Hancock will allow the airport to go the extra mile to ensure the safety of passengers and crew members. Safe and reliable service at Hancock is critical to Central New York’s future, so we need to guarantee that the airport remains a hub to keep the region’s economic engine running.”
“This is an important investment for Syracuse Hancock International Airport,” Senator Gillibrand said. “Our first responders put their lives on the line day in and day out to keep us safe. We need to make sure that when they are going into harm’s way, they have the right resources for the job so they can respond to emergencies, and save more lives. This grant will help provide better, safer service for travelers in Central New York.”
According to the DOT, the federal funds will be used to purchase aircraft rescue and firefighting proximity suits to meet current federal requirements.