Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport in the US has secured four grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to enhance its infrastructure.

Awarded under FAA’s airport improvement programme’s (AIP) voluntary airport low emission (VALE) scheme, the grants have a combined value of $40m.

Of the grants, a sum of $20m will be used to construct and expand the aircraft apron, south of Terminal D.

Around $9m will be used for an ongoing project to rehabilitate one of the airport's arrival runways, 18R/36L.

DFW Airport will utilise nearly $8m of the grant to improve its Taxiway Y, enabling larger aircraft to cross between the west side of the airfield and the east.

"Grants such as these from the FAA are critical for keeping our airport operating at a level of excellence for our customers and airline partners."

It will also use $3m to equip Terminal B with environmentally friendly, pre-conditioned air units for cooling jet boarding bridges.

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Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport CEO Sean Donohue said: "As our facility approaches its 44th year of operation, we are focusing more on the infrastructure needs of DFW Airport.

“Grants such as these from the FAA are critical for keeping our airport operating at a level of excellence for our customers and airline partners.”

The airport currently handles more than 65 million passengers annually, and offers services to 157 domestic and 56 international destinations worldwide.

It has also developed a $2.7bn terminal renewal and improvement programme to revamp its four original terminal buildings.

Image: DFW Airport receives grant under FAA’s airport improvement programme. Photo: courtesy of DFW International Airport.