WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nevada Sen. Harry Reid on Tuesday announced a grant package from the Federal Aviation Administration totaling $4.3 million. Grants have been awarded to 10 rural Nevada general aviation airports for airfield improvements, including $130,125 to install runway lighting at Jackpot/Hayden Field Airport.
The funding for these grants came from the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2012, which Reid championed through the Senate.
“A state like ours — with vast amounts of rural area — depends heavily on our rural airports as an economic driver for the region,” Reid said. “Aviation safety must always be ensured, and airport infrastructure is vital to the safe operations of any air carrier. As always, I remain committed to Nevada’s general aviation, and to ensure that Nevada’s airports have the resources available to remain safe, and useable for all.”
Other rural airports receiving grants are in Lincoln County, Winnemucca, Tonopah, Silver Springs, Carson City, Gabbs, Fallon, Beatty and Yerington.