U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced awards of nearly $800 million in safety and infrastructure grants to airports through the FAA, for over 50 airport projects that include airport improvements and Corona Virus Aid, Relief and Economic Security.
Of the $800M, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded the A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA) grant funding of $11.326,652 for the rehabilitation of Primary Runway 6L/24R.
“The FAA has been fully supportive of facility improvements to meet the security and safety needs of the travelling public. Their continued support is appreciated as we continue to enhance our facilities and engage in international travel with major aviation players in the region”, stated John M. Quinata, Executive Manager.
Guam Airport’s 6L/24R Runway measures 2,000 linear feet and expands Guam’s capacity in terms of payload, and is able accommodate long haul, fully loaded flights. Extended in 2016, the original runway consisted of 1,500 linear feet.
“The $11.3M FAA grant will cover the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the original runway length of 1500 linear feet. Some of this runway area was constructed as early as 1953. This FAA Award is separate from the grant of $20.1M we received under the CARES Act, and the Guam Airport is looking forward to embarking on this project and getting this much needed money circulated into Guam’s economy,” stated Executive Manager Quinata.