Greater Binghamton Airport awarded funding to complete study

By Nicky Hickling

Greater Binghamton Airport awarded funding to complete study

August 18, 2014 Updated Aug 18, 2014 at 3:47 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) U.S. Representative Richard Hanna announced the Greater Binghamton Airport was awarded a $117,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to study airport sustainability.

The grant will fund an Airport Sustainability Plan establishing sustainability as a core airport objective. Baseline assessments of sustainability categories and stakeholder outreach will be used to develop an Airport Sustainability Policy. They will also be used to establish measurable sustainability goals and initiatives in each sustainability category.

The goals and initiatives will reduce environmental impacts, realize economic benefits, and improve community relations. This plan will also include an implementation and tracking strategy to ensure sustainability goals and initiatives are completed.

Rep. Hanna said studying these impacts will benefit the airport over the long term.

“I am pleased that Greater Binghamton received this grant funding to address sustainability,” Rep. Hanna said. “Airport officials have identified this as a core objective for the airport, and I am pleased that the FAA will help BGM with this goal.”

“We are pleased to be awarded this grant as sustainability is one of our top priorities,” said Greater Binghamton Airport Commissioner of Aviation Carl Beardsley Jr. “The sustainability plan being funded by this grant speaks to BGM’s commitment to strong environmental stewardship now and into the future.”

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