More than $6 million in federal funds awarded to improve Dayton International Airport

DAYTON — More than $6 million in federal funding is coming to help improve Dayton’s airport.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded a $6.6 million grant to the city of Dayton for upgrades to the Dayton International Airport.

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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced the grant Thursday, noting that the funds would go toward helping making the necessary repairs to the airport’s apron and its critical infrastructure.

Brown called Ohio’s airports a “vital” part of the infrastructure that supports travel and commerce in across the state.

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“These investments will provide James M. Cox Dayton International Airport with the resources it needs to ensure passenger safety and support the local economy for years to come,” Brown stated in a release.

The FAA supports public-use airports included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) through the Airport Improvement Program, which supports projects that improve airport safety, capacity, security and environmental impact.