FAA Allocates $92 Million to Enhance Sustainability Across U.S. Airports

FAA Allocates $92 Million to Enhance Sustainability Across U.S. Airports

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced a dedicated fund of $92 million to promote sustainability initiatives at airports nationwide. As part of this initiative, $243,000 has been allocated to Prescott Regional Airport in Arizona to develop a safe plan for transitioning to unleaded fuel, with the aim of eliminating leaded aviation fuels in piston-engine aircraft by the end of 2030.

The $92 million represents approximately one-third of the overall grants designated for airport updates and improvements. It will be utilized by 21 airports to implement projects such as solar panels, electric buses, charging stations, and electrification studies. These investments not only contribute to environmental sustainability but also generate employment opportunities and benefit local communities, according to the FAA.

Of the allocated amount, $46.8 million will be used for solar power equipment and infrastructure at airports in Arizona, Indiana, Iowa, and Texas. Additionally, $44.5 million has been awarded to airports in Arkansas, California, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Utah for planning and acquiring electric vehicles and electric transportation infrastructure.

Through these initiatives, the FAA aims to support the transition to greener practices within the aviation industry and create a more sustainable future for airports across the country.
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