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McCarthy Applauds $5.9 Million Federal Investment for Mojave Air and Space Port

Oct 6, 2021
Press Release


Today, Congressman Kevin McCarthy applauded the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) decision to award Mojave Air and Space Port a $5.9 million discretionary grant to improve Runway 12-30 which is vital to the longevity of Mojave’s operations.  

Congressman McCarthy has been an advocate for increased infrastructure investments at Mojave and sent a letter to the FAA in support of Mojave Air and Space Port’s Airport Improvement Program grant application.

Congressman McCarthy released the following statement:

“This federal grant will provide Mojave with the resources it needs to continue serving as a renowned aviation destination while also supporting the test and development of new flight technologies at Mojave Air and Space Port. This funding will ensure that our industry and defense partners have access to essential infrastructure to reach trailblazing milestones in aerospace.

“I would like to thank the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration for selecting this project which benefits our community and country. I am grateful to the current and former CEOs of Mojave – Todd Lindner, Karina Drees, and Stu Witt – as well as the exceptional men and women at this important national asset, on their continued commitment to lead our country into the next generation of flight innovation!"

Background

  • In 2018, Congressman McCarthy sent a letter to the FAA in support of AIP grant funding for three separate project requests at Mojave, including Runway 12-30, Connector Taxiways, and Taxiway C.
  • In 2020, the FAA awarded $8 million in AIP grant funding for the Taxiway C pavement improvements to sustain the structural integrity of the pavement and to minimize foreign object debris.
    • Taxiway C is important for ensuring adequate capacity for both large and small aircraft to safely move to their destination. This project was recently completed. You can find more information on the Fiscal Year 2019 AIP Supplemental funding here.
  • The current award of $5.9 million in AIP grant funding will be used to rehabilitate and strengthen portions of Runway 12-30, Mojave’s main and longest runway, that supports a variety of flight activities. For more information on the Fiscal Year 2021 Supplemental AIP discretionary program, please click here.