FAA $9.3 million grant helps pay for recent Portland Jetport expansion

Wood pellets, photo by Ramona du Houx

By Ramona du Houx - July 31st, 2012 

The Portland International Jetport will receive a multi-year $9,353,925 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to help pay for recent expansions, allotted over the next three years. The funds will help cover the costs of a $9 million de-icing apron that has already been built, as well as concrete barriers for gates at its new terminal.

“This grant will the help Portland Jetport cover significant investments it has made to serve more travelers while becoming more environmentally sustainable,” said Congresswoman Chellie Pingree. “I’m proud that the Portland Jetport has become such a national leader in sustainability. The new LEED-Gold terminal is simply incredible, and the de-icing apron is doing a great job of protecting waterquality in Casco Bay,” said Pingree. “Not only does the system keep chemicals out of the water, but actually recaptures and treats much of the de-icing fluid so it can be resold. It’s a real win-win for the airport and the community.”