Glencoe Airport Receives Federal Designation

Jul 10, 2009 Issues: Transportation

(WASHINGTON, DC) – U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson announced that the Glencoe Municipal Airport has received designation from the Federal Aviation Administration to be included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS).

“The growth of this region and the development of Highway 212 have made the Glencoe area ripe for expansion of these kinds of services,” Peterson said. “After two years of work to get this designation, I’m happy to see that the Glencoe airport will now have more opportunities to meet the demand for air travel in the region.”  

The NPIAS identifies existing and proposed airports that are significant to national air transportation and thus eligible to receive Federal grants. It also includes estimates of the amount of AIP money needed to fund infrastructure development projects that will bring these airports up to current design standards and add capacity to congested airports. The FAA is required to provide Congress with a 5-year estimate of AIP eligible development every 2 years.

The Glencoe Municipal Airport has the ability to acquire 6.2 acres for hanger expansions and would be eligible to expand it’s runway to over 5000 feet to become one of 24 “KEY" Airports in the State System Plan.