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September 15, 2013

Taxiway move boosts airport safety

Fairmont Airport Authority receives $733,776 from FAA

FAIRMONT — Recent improvements to the Fairmont Municipal-Frankman Field Airport will soon make for a safer facility.

According to Tom Mainella, chairman of the Fairmont Airport Authority, the airport’s taxiway was previously located too close to the runway, so a replacement taxiway needed to be constructed.

“It will be a much safer environment with the taxiway moved away from the runway,” Mainella said. “It’s just part of the overall safety and improvement of the airport.”

The Federal Aviation Administration provided the City of Fairmont and the Fairmont Airport Authority with $733,776 in funds for the project.

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