Taos Airport gets federal funds

By Jesse Moya
jmoya@taosnews.com
Posted 7/11/19

Thanks to a federal aviation grant, the town of Taos will receive $250,000 for improvements at the Taos Regional Airport.The Federal Aviation Administration awarded …

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Taos Airport gets federal funds

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Thanks to a federal aviation grant, the town of Taos will receive $250,000 for improvements at the Taos Regional Airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration awarded communities across the county a total of $3.18 billion for various airport improvements. Of that, New Mexico airports were awarded over $12 million.

Taos' portion of the funds will go toward a taxi way resurfacing at the regional airport. The airport was awarded $168,420 in federal funds in 2011 for resurfacing and repair to the runway. Officials then said potholes were an issue and needed to be addressed.

Planes utilize both runways at the airport, depending on their flight paths, so both need to be in good working shape.

The Taos airport completed its new crosswinds runway in 2017, allowing for safer takeoff and landings as well as to direct air traffic away from Taos Pueblo. The new runway was built to accommodate a wide range of jets including the flights for Taos Air, which recently canceled its summer services to focus on preparing for the winter months.

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