Cortland County has been awarded $250 thousand dollars to study updates at the County Airport including a possible extension of the existing runway.
Congressman Richard Hanna secured the federal funding for the Cortland County Airport through the Federal Aviation Administration.
Hanna, who is a pilot and member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation, said this funding will be used to update the airport master plan with an eye toward current and future needs at the airstrip.
Over the past decade, the county has used the existing master plan to apply for federal funds to improve the facilities at the airport. Including new hangars, a weather observation station, repaving, and snow removal equipment.
The new round of funding will be used to conduct a wildlife hazard assessment to identify the wildlife species around the airport and assess their numbers, locations, local movement, and daily/seasonal activities.
The funds will also be used for an airfield pavement study to establish the current condition of the pavement there and to develop a pavement management program.