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$1.3 million FAA grant accepted to improve Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport

Despite years of bickering, allegations of corruption, and companies that have come and gone, good news comes to Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport by way of a large government grant.

According to county officials, the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners accepted a $1,338,254 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program to install new and improved lighting at the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport.

The current 20-year-old lighting system has outlived its useful life. The Airfield Lighting Improvements Project will consist of replacing the quartz lighting fixtures with light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures along the airport’s primary runway and taxiway system as well as installing new infrastructure (cable, conduit, counterpoise, home runs and vault improvements) to support the new equipment.

This project is part of the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport’s Stage 1 Capital Improvement Program which is identified within the Airport Master Plan. Visit for more information on the master plan.

The 2,400-acre Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport and Technology Center is classified as a Regional General Aviation airport and is home to 148 based aircraft.  The Airport is owned and operated by the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners and has an Air Traffic Control Tower with two runways capable of accommodating small and large corporate aircraft. The Technology Center is home to more than 130 world class manufacturers and aerospace suppliers with over 2,000 employees. The facility is distinctively positioned for multi-model transportation features.

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  • No resident wants a big airport there but no one listens to residents

    Saturday, 29 August 2015, 5:02 pm
  • Look who runs it….those morons couldn’t run a lemonade stand…all talk with no results….

    Friday, 28 August 2015, 11:02 pm
  • Anything the county does to improve this airport can only help local commerce, the runways that are already there albeit older, they can handle nearly any commercial aircraft flying with the 9000′ length including the 737-757 class. There is enough room for expansion to allow commercial flights out of Brooksville, maybe not totally feasible with TIA down the road 40 minutes but if it brings businesses into the county who need private commercial sized landing capabilities it can’t hurt. This airport would appear to have been overbuilt from it’s WWII beginnings which is the benefit for Brooksville now. LED lighting is energy conscious and probably more reliable…I’d hate to think I was landing a plane at an airport with the reliability of my walkway lights…

    Thursday, 27 August 2015, 1:16 pm
  • What a bunch of bull….2000 workers???.more like 148 piper cub planes..

    Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 11:50 pm
  • I take it when Scott Vetoed ( they would have had twice as much) it from the budget, they went else where for funding, I’m hoping it brings the right business to the area

    Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 7:33 pm
  • They should use all the hot air that comes from these political idiots…. Have a blessed day Jah Rastafari

    Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 1:55 pm
  • Maybe because they are idiots or they have no friends that deal in that type of business . It makes sense by all means, but nothing in their pockets means Hell with hernando or BIA

    Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 11:37 am
  • Why wouldn’t the Commissioners take advantage of solar energy?

    Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 10:35 am

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