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West Virginia airport to get $3.7M for school, projects

September 19, 2018

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An airport in West Virginia is set to get a $3.7 million Federal Aviation Administration grant for projects including an aviation school and air freight facility.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Yeager Airport is also set to get $412,000 from the state for the projects. The Charleston airport and Marshall University are working to create the airport aviation education program.

The funds also will be used to create a two-lane road that will allow drivers to access the 25-acre plot of land where the school and other developments are planned. Other projects include additional hangers and an aircraft maintenance center. The newspaper reports the projects may start being developed this year.

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Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, http://wvgazettemail.com.

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