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Rochester Airport to Receive $428,000 State Grant for Improvements

By Staff

 

greater-rochester Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and Monroe County Airport Director Michael Giardino announced the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) will receive a $428,000 grant from the state for improvements to the airport’s Authority Hangar.

According to officials, the airport currently leases the hangar to a Fixed Based Operator that provides services such as deicing, fueling, aircraft maintenance, and a flight school.

The hangar, which was originally built in the 1950s, is also the former home of Kodak Aviation.

Dinolfo said the airport will use the grant to rehabilitate its hangar floor, as well as reconstruct the original aircraft parking apron.

“The airport is one of our strongest assets, and a major factor in facilitating job creation, and economic growth in Monroe County,” she stated. “This grant represents another significant investment in the airport’s success, and our community as a whole. I want to thank Gov. Cuomo for supporting our vision for the airport to become reality.”

Dinolfo said the airport will also receive $200 million from the Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization competition, which is included in the 2016-2017 New York State Budget.

The airport is also working to submit a proposal to secure up to $40 million in funding for additional capital projects, the county said.