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The Santa Maria Airport received a $199,450 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday.  The announcement from U.S. Rep. Lois Capps reported that the money will pay for the design aspect of the airport’s apron refurbishment.  This apron is basically the aircraft parking lot where planes can wait, refuel and where passengers can board. The overall project will help to maintain the strength of the runway’s pavement.

This announcement follows the Santa Maria Airport Board of Directors’ approval in March of a contract with Ravatt Albrecht & Associates, Inc. for architectural services for the rehabilitation of the airport’s main hangar. The board also approved an agreement in April, allowing Coffman Associates to perform Wildlife Hazard Assessment Services as part of an FAA approved wildlife assessment.

9/26/2014  Santa Maria Times