Hochul Announces Nearly $1.3 Million in Funding for Genesee County Airport

September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 15, 2011 at 4:50 PM EDT

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Hochul Announces Nearly $1.3 Million in Funding for Genesee County Airport

September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 15, 2011 at 4:50 PM EDT

Washington D.C. (WKBW release) -- New York Congresswoman Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced that Genesee County Airport will receive nearly $1.3 million in funding for its apron expansion, which will provide greater and safer aircraft movement, as well as aircraft parking at the airport.

“This is great news for both the Genesee County Airport, as well as all the aircrafts that travel through here,” said Hochul. “This funding will help the airport rehabilitate aprons, as well as enhance and expand the safety of aprons.”

The viability of the airport is important as it houses a State Police helicopter, numerous crop-dusting planes, and a medical helicopter used to transport victims in emergencies.

The airport is also used for training by the Army National Guard.