August 23, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand, Bishop Announce Over $600,000 in Federal Funding for Brookhaven Calabro Airport

Brookhaven Calabro Airport’s Current Taxiway Lighting System Has Reached End of Its Useful Life & Requires Rehabilitation to Enhance Safe Airfield Operations

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand and U.S. Congressman Tim Bishop today announced $637,193 in Federal Aviation Administration funding for Brookhaven Calabro Airport. The grant will provide for the rehabilitation of the taxiway lighting system for taxiways at Brookhaven Calabro Airport.

“This important investment will help improve the safety at Brookhaven Calabro Airport,” said Schumer. “I am pleased to announce this federal funding that will update the airport’s taxiway lighting so that our pilots can fly safely even during low visibility conditions.”

“This is an important investment for Brookhaven Calabro Airport,” Gillibrand said. “Improving the airport’s taxiway lighting system will help provide better, safer service for travelers and business, and help strengthen the local economy.”

 

“Brookhaven Calabro Airport is a vital community resource that will be improved for decades to come as a result of this federal investment,” said Congressman Tim Bishop. “The necessary upgrades to the taxiway lighting system will help ensure the safety of the thousands of Brookhaven Town pilots and passengers who use the airport each year.”

 

The current taxiway lighting system at Brookhaven Calabro airport has reached the end of its useful life and requires rehabilitation to enhance safe airfield operations during low visibility conditions. This federal funding will provide for the rehabilitation of the taxiway lighting system for taxiways C,D,E,F and L.

 

Brookhaven Calabro Airport is maintained by the Town of Brookhaven’s Division of General Aviation and is located in Shirley, New York. The municipal airport facility handles more than 135,000 annual aircraft operations.