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RELEASE: March 29, 2012
New Jersey’s airport system is one of the most complex in the nation. The state’s airports range in size from small public use airports with turf runways to Newark Liberty International Airport, one of the nation’s busiest commercial airports. There are 44 public-use airports in New Jersey, 25 of which are privately owned. New Jersey is also home to 319 heliports or helistops, including 35 at hospitals.
The Department is permitted to provide grants to publicly owned and privately owned public-use airports and heliports. The nine grants announced today will support $5.4 million in improvement projects at eight airports. The Federal Aviation Administration is providing $3 million in grant fund, with the state providing nearly $2.2 million. The airport owners are contributing $189,000 toward the cost of the projects.
Princeton Airport is a privately-owned general aviation airport that supports a variety of users and activities handling over 39,000 operations annually. It houses 138 aircraft and 10 helicopters.
A $285,000 state grant will support a project to replace a fueling system at Princeton Airport. “This grant will enable us to replace an aging fueling system with a new and safer system,” said Princeton Airport Manager Ken Nierenberg.
Funding for the grants announced today is from the Fiscal Year 2011 and FY 2012 Airport Improvement Program./transportation/ Contact Us | Privacy Notice | Legal Statement | Accessibility Statement Go to State of New Jersey home page
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