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VAB Awards $1.08 Million; 13 Projects Funded at 9 Airports

For Immediate Release: May 23, 2019
Contact: John Campbell, Director of Communications, 804-236-3631,

Richmond— The Virginia Aviation Board (VAB) funded 13 projects at nine airports across the Commonwealth during its May 16 meeting, which was held in Martinsville, Va.  A total of $1,087,871 was awarded during this quarterly meeting of the VAB.

Blue Ridge Regional Airport received $513,565 for a terminal apron expansion and road realignment design project.  The other 12 projects that were funded are:

New River Valley Airport: $22,744 for apron expansion construction

Virginia Highlands Airport: $117,492 for taxi lane and landside pavement rehabilitation design, obstruction removal on the approach to runway 24, and replacement furniture

Tech-Montgomery Executive Airport: $112,365 for apron expansion design work

Warrenton-Fauquier Airport: $56,000 for terminal building furniture

Smith Mountain Lake Airport: $11,081 for a self-fueling system

Accomack County Airport: $5,600 for apron rehabilitation design

Chesapeake Regional Airport : $148,224 for corporate hangar site prep construction

Hampton Roads Executive Airport: $100,800 for west side main entrance hangar site preparation design, perimeter fence bidding, and stormwater pollution prevention plan update

Total funding awarded to the public-use airports in Virginia by the VAB during the 2019 fiscal year (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019) totals $25,269,385.


The mission of the Virginia Department of Aviation is to:

  • Develop an advanced aviation system that is safe, secure, and fosters economic development;
  • Build an appreciation by the public for the importance of aviation and to inspire the next generation of aviation professionals; and
  • Provide safe and highly efficient flight services for the Commonwealth's leadership and state agencies.