US Airport Receives Safety Upgrade Fund

7 September 2010 (Last Updated September 7th, 2010 18:30)

Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in the US has received federal funding for the implementation of safety upgrades at the facility. Under the $15m Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) fund, BWI will upgrade its aircraft parking apron between Concourses

Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in the US has received federal funding for the implementation of safety upgrades at the facility.

Under the $15m Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) fund, BWI will upgrade its aircraft parking apron between Concourses C and D to allow efficient operations of larger aircraft.

The project will also include construction of a new eco-friendly de-icing fluid collection system and new communications and utility systems.

The FAA's airport improvement programme funds and BWI Airport have provided the remaining amount for the total $41m project.

The $15m fund, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant, is one of the largest awarded by the FAA.