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Lancaster’s Fox Airfield Gets Over $10.5 Million for Infrastructure

As mentioned in the Antelope Valley Times, July 16, 2018, Lancaster’s Fox Airfield and three other airports in Los Angeles County were collectively granted more than $35 million for various infrastructure projects in the Federal Aviation Administration’s latest round of awards. Overall, more than $659.8 million was awarded for 664 airport infrastructure projects nationwide. Grants will fund runway, taxiway and terminal rehabilitations, as well as purchase of aircraft rescue, firefighting and snow removal vehicles. General William J. Fox Airfield will get $10.5 million to reconstruct a runway; Los Angeles International Airport is set to receive $11 million for construction of an apron and taxiway; Hollywood Burbank Airport was awarded $5.2 million to rehabilitate an apron and taxiway; and Van Nuys Airport will receive $9.15 million to reconstruct two taxiways. The grants are part of the $3.18 billion Airport Improvement Program, intended to improve airport safety and efficiency.

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