BHM receives $1.4 million in FAA grants for airport infrastructure improvements

 

 

Birmingham, Alabama – The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport was awarded $1.4 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants by the U.S. Department of Transportation for airport infrastructure improvements.

These improvements include aircraft rescue and firefighting safety equipment, airfield signage and lighting, airfield erosion control and taxiway rehabilitation at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.

“The airport is this city’s main tool for driving economic development therefore, it is critical for us to continue to invest in its infrastructure for the purpose of improving the airport’s safety, security, and efficiency,” said Birmingham Airport Authority Interim President and CEO Miguel Southwell.  “We are grateful to our congressional delegation including Senator Richard Shelby, for their support and shared vision.”

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport served 2.6 million passengers in 2017.  In April 2018, over 247,000 passengers traveled through BHM, more than the same time last year.  With over 160 daily flights, BHM is Alabama’s largest airport in terms of passenger traffic with five airlines.