BRUNSWICK – A regional authority will get more than $1.5 million in federal funding to make upgrades to Brunswick Executive Airport.

The money will pay for new energy-efficient heating systems in two of the hangars at the airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration’s Military Airport Program is giving the money to the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority. The airport’s newest hangar already uses the energy-efficient system.

Military Airport Program money is used to develop aviation facilities for the public and to assist with conversion of former military airfields for public use. The Brunswick airport is the site of the former Naval Air Station Brunswick.