The Leesburg Executive Airport is one of 14 airports in the commonwealth to be awarded Virginia Aviation Board funding in a recent award cycle.
The airport was awarded $80,000 toward its runway and taxiway lighting rehabilitation project.
In total, VAB awarded $4.55 million to fund 18 projects across the airports. In a press release, Virginia Department of Aviation Director Mark Flynn noted that is the highest award ever distributed by the board.
“Public-use airports in Virginia are vital to the success of any region’s economic development efforts,” stated Rod Hall, chairman of the VAB. “Our investment in these 14 airports will only help the communities they serve.”
The VAB estimates that aviation is a $23 billion economic engine in the commonwealth of Virginia that employs more than 146,000 people.