$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 www.FlyBKV.com 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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