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Coolidge Municipal Airport Awarded $9.5 Million Grant from FAA

Updated: May 23, 2019

The City of Coolidge was awarded a runway rehabilitation grant from the FAA on May 14, 2019. This grant will help restore older runways which will allow the airport to take advantage of its whole potential. City Manager Rick Miller praised the award from the FAA, "We were extremely happy to hear the recent news from U.S. Transportation Secretary, Elaine Chao. Coolidge Municipal Airport will be receiving a $9.5 Million Federal Aviation Administration Grant to reconstruct our main 5/23 runway together with new L.E.D. runway lighting, precision approach path and runway end lighting. The Coolidge Municipal Airport will become one of the region’s economic hubs in rapidly developing Pinal County between Phoenix and Tucson.  The vast amount of undeveloped land surrounding the airport, compatibly planned for commerce and industrial uses, is what sets the airport apart from other aviation centered developments.  We won’t have the concern of residential encroachment near the airport which often conflicts with aviation activities."

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