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Mobile Regional Airport receives new $5 million FAA grant

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - An airport in southwest Alabama has received nearly a $5 million grant to pay for runway improvements and firefighting equipment.

Al.com reports that Mobile Regional Airport received the grant.

Rep. Bradley Byrne said in a news release that the new grant of $4,894,290 will go toward the "rehabilitation" of runway 15/33 to "maintain the structural integrity of the pavement and to minimize foreign object debris." He says the grant will also pay for a replacement aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicle and upgrades to the runway 15/33 lighting system.

The airport was given $3,425,440 in May, totaling $8,319,730 so far this year.

Huntsville International received $6,495,151 in May for the construction of a new taxiway, and $3,706,792 in July, for a new interactive training system and other upgrades.

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