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5 Mich. airports get $8.8M in grants

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 2:42 PM

Democratic U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow announced the funding Tuesday.

Muskegon County Airport in Norton Shores gets $2.2 million for research and runway work.

Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport gets $1.5 million for runway work and buying new land.

Sawyer International Airport in the Upper Peninsula will use $1.1 million to improve runway lighting and buy an aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicle.

Flint's Bishop International Airport gets $1.8 million for runway lighting upgrades, an aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicle, and a deicing containment facility.

A $2.2 million grant will help the Capital Region International Airport in Ingham County's Lansing Township expand a building and fix a runway.

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