Tue, Dec 22, 2009
Michigan Airport Will Not Get Grant For ILS Replacement
The FAA has denied a grant
requested by Tulip City Airport for money to replace a
15-year-old ILS system airport officials say is in very poor
The online news source Michigan Live reports that airport
manager Ron Ludema said the cost of replacing the system is about
$1 million. "It's a different piece of equipment just about every
time," he told the service.
Tulip City (KBIV) is an uncontrolled airport with a single 6,000
foot runway (8/26)serving Holland, Michigan. It is owned by
the City of Holland, and is home to some 51 aircraft ... 31 of
those considered GA airplanes. The airport averages about 144
operations per day.
Ludema says he will now seek a 50-50 split between the state and
airport users for the cost of the new system.
ANN News Analysis: We certainly hope that this
instance is not the "canary in the coal mine" following so much
recent national press concerning the use of FAA Airport Improvement
Grants at GA and other airports with limited or no commercial
traffic. ANN will monitor this situation closely. We urge you to do
the same, and hope you'll let us know when such things occur. The
FAA is obviously not under any obligation to honor every grant
request, but given the current climate, it is certainly an issue
that bears watching - ANN News Editor Tom Patton.
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