The Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport, and two others statewide, will get more than $12 million in federal grants to pay for improvements.
The U.S. Transportation Department announced the FAA will award almost a billion dollars in airport infrastructure grants. Airport Director Matthew Leitner says many projects will get funding...
"...acquiring new vehicles, one of which is a sweeper that picks up small particulates on the airfield surfaces, rehabilitating our infrared deicer which went in about 20 years ago and is in a state of disrepair...we're looking at rehabilitating our general aviation apron. Which is over by Rhinelander Flying Service. We're looking at redesigning the entrance and exit roads into the terminal..."
Officials said Appleton International Airport will get $4.7 million to expand a runway. Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee will get $2.3 million to improve a terminal building and about $924,000 to rebuild a runway.