– Officials at the Clarion County Airport have been awarded a PennDOT aviation grant worth more than $100,000 to help purchase equipment, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) said today.
“The Clarion County Airport is a vital component within our overall economic development portfolio,” said Oberlander. “This airport makes it possible for manufacturers and businesses to have easier access to their sites in other parts of the country and to their partners. I’m pleased to see this investment being made locally so that airport officials can continue to improve upon local infrastructure.”
The grant, totaling $112,500, will be used to acquire equipment to maintain the airfield. Proceeds for the Aviation Development Program are generated through the state’s jet fuel tax and PennDOT’s Multi-Modal Fund.
According to information from the Clarion County Airport Authority, the airport averages 2,500 logged operations a year, with 5,000 flying visitors.
Representative Donna Oberlander
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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