July 23, 2013

Portland Jetport gets $1.4M for new snow equipment

On the shopping list are two front-end loaders, two snow plows and a snow-sweeping vehicle.

From staff reports

The Federal Aviation Administration has allocated money for the Portland International Jetport to purchase snow-removal equipment.

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In this January 2012 file photo, a JetBlue plane gets de-iced prior to taking off at the Portland International Jetport. The city will receive $1.4 million for new snow-removal equipment from the FAA.

Gregory Rec / Staff Photographer:

The $1.4 million from the FAA will pay for two front-end loaders, two snow plows and a snow-sweeping vehicle, according to a press release from U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree's office.

Two sweepers that the airport now uses are almost 20 years old, Jetport Manager Paul Bradbury said in the release.

The FAA is also providing $850,000 for the Knox County Regional Airport in Owls Head to buy a new plow truck and put up a fence to keep wildlife off the runways, the press release said.


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