Governor Cuomo yesterday announced that $23.6 Million has been awarded to airports across New York under the State Aviation Capital Grant Program.
Those awards include $1.5 million to construct a new shared vehicle and aircraft fuel facility at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport.
“The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is grateful for the continued support for airport development provided by Governor Cuomo,” said Airport Director Mike Hall in. “This grant addresses a significant operational risk by further separating aircraft and fuel trucks on the airport ramp. It also provides for one consolidated fueling station for municipal vehicles, reducing the cost, inefficiency, and risk of multiple refueling sites in close proximity. The consolidated fuel facility will be located on airport property across from Borg Warner, in the vicinity of the Sheriff’s Department.”
The Airport has already been awarded more than $14 million in state funds to support its terminal expansion project now in progress.
It’s one of 31 airports statewide to receive the Aviation Capital Grants.