Sunport gets big funding from FAA

Washington, DC (KKOB) –The Federal Aviation Administration awarded nearly $432 million in grants to build safer, more sustainable and more accessible airports across the nation. The funding from the final round of fiscal year 2021 ‘Airport Improvement Program grants’ pay for projects at 60 airports in 31 states, plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Of that amount, Albuquerque International Sunport is getting over $7,133,000.

The FAA funding goes to buy zero-emissions passenger shuttle buses and associated charging equipment, low-emission airport pre-conditioned air units, low-emission airport ground power units and to reconstruct a taxiway.