Pangborn Airport Receives $10 Million Grant from Cantwell-Championed Federal Fund

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that Pangborn Memorial Airport is receiving $10,090,532 to help reconstruct airfield guidance signs, taxiways, and taxiway lighting.

The funding comes from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which supports infrastructure at the nation’s airports.

This funding will help Pangborn Memorial Airport reconstruct 7,100 feet of existing taxiway, which has reached the end of its useful life. The funding will also go towards reconstructing taxiway lighting systems and 28 airfield guidance signs to meet FAA standards.

AIP funds can be invested in runways, taxiways, equipment and sustainability projects, which help maintain a safe and efficient airport system for the traveling public. The FAA awards more than $3.2 billion in AIP funding each year to sustain and improve critical airport infrastructure.

As chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Sen. Cantwell is a strong proponent of the AIP. She’s also a longtime champion of investing in our nation’s airports -- last year, she supported the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which included $25 billion in new airport infrastructure improvements.