NBC Montana: Federal funding will provide improvements at Missoula airport

by NBC Montana Staff

MISSOULA, Mont. — Missoula is set to receive $3.6 million in a federal grant for the Missoula Montana Airport.

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester announced on Friday that he secured funds from the FAA Airport Improvement Grant.

The airport plans to add over 18,000 square yards to its de-icing apron to meet new design standards.

The following information was sent out by Senator Tester’s office:

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U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that he secured $3,600,000 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Grant funds for the Missoula Montana Airport to expand the existing deicing apron an additional 18,100 square yards to meet Federal Aviation Administration design standards.

“Airports are essential infrastructure in Montana that help create jobs and keep families connected across our state,” said Tester. “I’m proud to have secured these investments that will upgrade the deicing apron at the Missoula Montana Airport, which will help expand operations at the facility, improve safety for folks flying in and out of Montana in the winter, and grow Missoula’s economy.”

Tester recently secured $13,602,102 in Department of Transportation funding for 19 Montana airports and he secured $28,610,817 in FAA Fiscal Year 2022 funding for 69 Montana airports as part of his bipartisan infrastructure package for repairs and upgrades. The funding is a part of approximately $144 million secured by Tester that will be awarded over five years to Montana airports through the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program, which can be used to construct or repair runways and taxiways as well as make terminal and gate improvements.

More information can be found HERE.

Federal funding will provide improvements at Missoula airport | KECI (nbcmontana.com)