Washington, D.C.— U.S. Senators Susan Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and U.S. Senator Angus King announced today that the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority will receive $1,558,098 to install new energy-efficient heating systems in Hangars 4 and 5 at the Brunswick Executive Airport. The funding will be awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Military Airport Program (MAP).
“The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority has made significant progress redeveloping the former Brunswick Naval Air Station to generate new economic activity and create high-quality jobs,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement. “Brunswick Executive Airport is a tremendous asset for the businesses located in Brunswick Landing as well as the surrounding communities. This investment will help increase the airport’s energy efficiency, benefiting the diverse users of the facility.”
The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority will use the funding to replace the inefficient heating systems in Brunswick Executive Airport’s Hangars 4 and 5 with radiant heating systems. The airport’s newest hangar, Hangar 6, already uses a radiant heating system, which heats the building at a fraction of the cost.
MAP funding is awarded to civil sponsors of military airfields for the development of aviation facilities for the public. This program also assists new sponsors in converting former military airfields to public use to add system capacity and reduce congestion at existing airports experiencing significant delays. In addition, MAP provides financial assistance to the civilian sponsors who are converting, or have already converted, military airfields to civilian or joint military/civilian use.