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Manassas Regional Airport Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant from Federal Aviation Administration
Manassas Regional Airport Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant from Federal Aviation Administration

Largest VA Regional Airport Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant from Federal Aviation Administration

On July 1, 2012, Manassas Regional Airport, Virginia’s largest regional airport, will begin construction to extend their longest runway by an extra 500 feet. The airport received a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant for $3,974,723 and $353,309 from a Virginia Department of Aviation grant to lengthen their existing runway to 6200 feet. The extension will permit aircraft owners more runway to stop in inclement weather, allow aircraft to take more fuel for coast-to-coast flights and reduce noise levels to the north of the airport. For more information, go to or call (703) 361-1882.

“Manassas Regional Airport’s runway expansion is a much-anticipated project, so we appreciate the grant support from the FAA and the Virginia Department of Aviation,” said Juan Rivera, airport director of Manassas Regional Airport for the City of Manassas.  “This expansion will allow aircraft owners and pilots the opportunity to fly non-stop to the west coast without re-fueling halfway,” said Rivera.

The five-phase project is expected to be completed by Nov. 30, 2012 at a total cost of $4,416,359.55. Nick Patterson, design engineer with RS & H Engineers of Alexandria, Va., will provide construction management services, while Sargent Corporation of Stillwater, Maine is building the new runway.

“Manassas Regional Airport will now be able to accommodate aircraft which will drive new business to both aviation service providers or FBOs (fixed-based operators), as well as other aviation facilities,” said Alan Cook, chief executive officer of Metropolitan Aviation in Manassas, Va. “The runway extension will also enhance safety margins during take-offs and landings, making the flight experience more comfortable,” said Cook.

ABOUT CITY OF MANASSAS
Manassas Regional Airport (HEF), Virginia’s largest regional airport, is conveniently located 30 miles from Washington, D.C. Established in 1964, it is located at 10600 Harry Parrish Blvd. in Manassas, Va., with direct access to Interstates 66 and 95. With no landing fees, competitive fuel pricing and more than 30 convenient businesses, Manassas Regional Airport provides a safe airport environment with modern aviation facilities. According to the Virginia Airport System Economic Impact Study of 2011, Manassas Regional Airport contributed more than $234 million to its local economy.

The City of Manassas, Va., is an independent, full service city of 10-square miles in Northern Virginia.  The City is rich in history and the Manassas Junction of railroads played a pivotal role in the American Civil War. The City has a population of 35,821, owns its own public utilities, has the busiest general aviation airport in Virginia and is part of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region.  Manassas has been recognized by the Virginia Municipal League and other national and state organizations for its highly successful neighborhood improvement programs and by the Government Finance Officers Association for excellence in financial reporting and budgeting. For more information, go to www.manassasregionalairport.com or call (703) 361-1882.