FAA grants provide boost for Mobile Downtown Airport where Airbus has an A320 assembly line and soon its 2nd A220 assembly line
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July 2, 2019 by John Sharp for al.com
A $1.35 million federal grant was announced Tuesday providing for the lion's share of the funding for a master plan of moving Mobile's commercial air service permanently to the city's downtown airport.
The announcement was included in a news release from U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby's office. Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, is chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee.
In addition, the money from the Federal Aviation Administration also includes an additional $822,207 on the design phase of rehabilitating 9,625 feet of runway at the Downtown Mobile Airport, and to purchase an airfield sweeper truck to control debris.
"Mobile airports are critical for our region...