Small airports within a 10-mile radius of Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., are nearly shut down by temporary flight restrictions in effect whenever President Donald Trump comes to visit, and airports within a 30-mile radius feel the impact as well. "Who wants to operate out of an airport if you never know when it will be open or closed?" said Suzanne Solberg Nagle, a co-owner of nearby Solberg Airport.
Three airports in Utah are the beneficiaries of close to $2.9 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants. Kanab Municipal Airport was awarded $2.4 million to rehabilitate its runway and apron, Ogden-Hinckley Airport will receive more than $377,000 to update its master plan study and Spanish Fork Airport Springville-Woodhouse Field was awarded $173,000 to rehabilitate its taxiway.
The Federal Aviation Administration has announced $36 million in grants for four airports in Los Angeles County. Los Angeles International Airport, Hollywood Burbank Airport, Van Nuys Airport and General William J. Fox Airport will use the funds to improve runways, taxiways and aprons.
A $10.27 million grant announced by the US Department of Transportation will be used to fund a runway reconstruction project at Martha's Vineyard Airport in Massachusetts. The airport's main runway will be closed for about eight months while the work is being done.
The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority in Tennessee has awarded a $144 million contract to Messer Construction to design and build a new terminal parking garage and administrative office building. The work is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2020.
United Airlines has awarded $2 million in grants to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Urban League of Essex County and Year Up New York. "We are thrilled to be able to provide support to multiple New York and New Jersey communities to help individuals build their professional and personal development job skills," said United's Jill Kaplan.
American Airlines Cargo carried 12 million pounds of asparagus to Europe and Asia in the first six months of this year, along with lettuce, tomatoes, mangoes and other perishable items. The airline has perishables coolers at major hubs where fruits, vegetables and flowers are processed for shipping.