Sappey announces $105,000 grant awarded to New Garden Airport

KENNETT SQUARE, Aug. 28 – A state grant for $105,000 has been awarded to New Garden Airport to make improvements to the facility, state Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, announced Wednesday.

Sappey said the grant money for New Garden Airport will be used to rehabilitate the airport access road.  

“I’m pleased to announce our successful effort to secure funding to upgrade New Garden Airport,” Sappey said. “These funds will enhance the facility, and it will ensure the airport and flying field remain a vital part of our community for recreational and corporate aviators.”

The grant is part of $13.7 million in funds awarded to 29 airports throughout the state as part of PennDOT’s Aviation Transportation Assistance Program, Aviation Development Program and the Multimodal Fund.

Pennsylvania ranks 13th in the country in the number of public-use aviation facilities, with 127 airports, heliports and seaplane bases.