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FAA Awards Kissimmee Gateway Airport $1.2 M

Post Date:08/02/2017

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award the Kissimmee Gateway Airport with $1.2 million to make further improvements to the primary runway.

The grant will be used for partial pavement resurfacing and the replacement of the primary runway’s lighting system with energy saving LED lighting components. Once this project is completed, both runways at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport will have energy saving LED lighting systems.

While fewer than 25% of the total airfield lights have yet to be converted to LEDs, the goal is to achieve 100% deployment of energy saving lights within five years. With improvements in solar power generation technology, airfield lights will also be partially powered with solar energy by 2025.

The project totals $2,528,943 with 90 percent of the funding being provided by the FAA and 5% from the Florida Department of Transportation.  The remaining 5% will come from the Airport´s reserve funds.

The Kissimmee Gateway Airport is a municipal owned airport located near Orlando and just 8 miles away from Walt Disney World, and 10 miles from the Orlando Convention Center.

For more information about the City of Kissimmee, visit www.kissimmee.org

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FAA Asigna $1.2 millones a Kissimmee Gateway Airport

La Administración Federal de Aviación (FAA por sus siglas en inglés) le otorgará $1.2 millones a Kissimmee Gateway Airport  para hacerle mejoras a la pista principal de aterrizaje.

Los fondos serán utilizados para la repavimentación parcial de la superficie y reemplazar el sistema de alumbrado con componentes LED. Una vez completado el proyecto, ambas pistas de aterrizaje en el Kissimmee Gateway Airport tendrán sistemas de alumbrado LED. Aunque menos de un 25% del alumbrado falta por convertirse a LED, la meta es alcanzar un 100% en los próximos cinco años. Se espera que para el 2025 el sistema de alumbrado del Aeropuerto funcione con energía solar.

El proyecto tiene un costo total de $2,528,943 y un 90% de los fondos provienen de FAA y un 5% del Departamento de Transportación de la Florida. El otro 5% provendrá de los fondos de reserva del Aeropuerto.

Kissimmee Gateway Airport es propiedad de la Ciudad y está localizado cerca de Orlando a 8 millas de Walt Disney World y a 10 millas del Centro de Convenciones de Orlando. 

Para más información sobre la Ciudad de Kissimmee, visite www.kissimmee.org

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 Release Date: 8/2/2017-17-067

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