Thirty-two projects have been selected for Kansas Airport Improvement Program (KAIP) funding for the purpose of planning, constructing or rehabilitating public use general aviation airports.
Among those selected are local facilities:
Olathe/Johnson County – Security gates – $140,250
Olathe/Johnson County – Crack sealing materials – $14,400
Olathe/New Century – Replace air traffic control recorders – $51,000
Olathe/New Century – Security gates – $140,250
Olathe/New Century – Crack sealing materials – $14,400
KAIP receives $5 million annually through the IKE transportation program and requires airport sponsors to share in the project costs by paying a minimum of 5% of the total project.
“Aviation currently represents $20.6 billion in total economic impact for the State of Kansas,” said Gov. Laura Kelly. “Working together, the Kansas Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration and local communities are enhancing the safety of our transportation infrastructure and expanding this economic impact.”
The selection board prioritized airport improvements that deliver the most significant impact across the entire state.  Most of these projects contribute to flight safety and/or positive economic impact for their region.
“Aviation is a particularly important mode of transportation for Kansas industry and the delivery of healthcare services and disaster relief,” said Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz. “These airport improvements are a few of many important efforts to empower aviation economic growth across our entire state.”
“KDOT’s Division of Aviation reviewed 93 project applications this year with a combined total project value of over $27 million,” said Bob Brock, Director of Aviation. “The 32 projects we’ve selected will have positive impacts on the health, safety and economy of our state.”