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Hartsfield-Jackson Receives $40 million from FAA
By Herschel J. Grangent, Jr.

FAA Administrator Marion Blakey

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Marion Blakey recently announced that her organization is awarding a $40 million Airport Improvement Program grant to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The announcement came during a June 11 press conference in the Airport’s Atrium.

“It is extremely important for us to continue to invest in the world’s busiest airport,” said Blakey.

"Hartsfield-Jackson is the workhorse of the aviation world, and maintaining it will most certainly have a positive effect on airports throughout the country and the world.”

The funds will be distributed as follows:

Department of Aviation Deputy General Manager Mario Diaz accepted the grant on behalf of the Airport.

“We are thankful to Administrator Blakey and the FAA for this grant,” said Diaz. “It is an investment not only in Hartsfield-Jackson, but the aviation industry as a whole. It will help us to continue our goal of being the ‘World’s Best Airport’ by exceeding our customers’ expectations.”

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