FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 14, 2010 (New Orleans, LA) The New Orleans Aviation Board has received a $6.2 Million Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Discretionary Grant for its Terminal Apron Rehabilitation project.
This project will rehabilitate the apron areas surrounding the passenger terminal and concourses. Included will be correction of areas of grade problems related to pavement subsidence, correction of areas of grade problems related to abandoned electrical manholes, rehabilitation of joints in the pavement, and repair and replacement of deteriorated pavement slabs. This grant will allow the Airport to move forward with Phase III of the project and rehabilitate the Airport’s existing air carrier apron, thus extending the apron’s useful life and preserving the Airport’s investment in the airfield infrastructure. The pavement is located between Concourse B & Concourse C.
"We are pleased with the FAA’s response to our requests and their continued support of the modernization of our facilities at Armstrong,” stated Iftikhar Ahmad, Director of Aviation at Armstrong International Airport.