Representative Bradley Byrne

Representing the 1st District of Alabama

Byrne Applauds FAA Grant for Jack Edwards National Airport


Jul 26, 2019
Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) released the following statement applauding the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) announcement of a discretionary grant to Jack Edwards National Airport of $232,066.

Byrne said: “Jack Edwards National Airport is a vital part of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and the surrounding communities, and this grant will enable valuable safety improvements that will yield benefits to area travelers for years to come.  I thank Secretary Chao and the Department of Transportation for recognizing the importance of this airport and their continued partnership to offer assistance to Southwest Alabama.”

This grant award is a part of the FAA’s FY19 Airport Improvement Program (AIP). With this discretionary grant, Jack Edwards National Airport will receive a total of $403,470 to rehabilitate taxiway lighting.