State Funding Increased for New Kent County Airport

Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-Mechanicsville) today announced that the New Kent County Airport recently received an increase of $12,344.70 in the amount of grant funding they are awarded from the Virginia Department of Aviation. Additional funds will be utilized for site preparation for a new T-hanger; airport facilities use T-hangers for storing aircraft. State aviation funding programs to assist sponsors of public-use airports with a variety of improvement activities are managed by the Virginia Department of Aviation; the grant is a part of the Commonwealth Airport Fund Capital Improvement Program.

Bill Kelly, manager of the New Kent County Airport stated, β€œThe New Kent County Airport is pleased to have received an additional $12,344.70 in additional grant funds from the Virginia Department of Aviation in support of its new T-hangar complex. The funds decrease local taxpayer burden in the project.”

The Virginia Department of Aviation is a state transportation agency whose mission is to cultivate an advanced aviation system that is safe, secure, and provides for economic development; promotes aviation awareness and education.