U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,167,158 in federal funding for Syracuse Hancock International Airport in Syracuse, New York. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Specifically, the funding will be used to reconstruct the airport’s deicing containment facility and support the safe operation of aircrafts.
“Syracuse Hancock International Airport serves as a crucial travel hub and economic booster for Central New York, and I remain committed to fighting for the resources it needs to continue serving travelers as safely and efficiently as possible.” said Senator Schumer. “When it comes to battling snow and ice during harsh winters, you’d have trouble finding an airport that does it better than Hancock. This new federal investment will enhance the airport’s deicing operations, which help keep runways clear and flights on-time throughout all four seasons.”
“With this federal funding, Syracuse Hancock International Airport will be able to continue providing a high-quality and safe travel experience for people living in and traveling to Syracuse,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This investment will allow the airport to continue operating even through the Upstate winters, and I will continue to fight for the resources that our airports across New York need.”
This funding is awarded through the Airport Improvement Program and is administered by the FAA. The Airport Improvement Program provides grants to public agencies for the planning and development of public-use airports that are included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS). Funds obligated for the AIP are drawn from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, which is supported by user fees, fuel taxes, and other similar revenue sources.