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U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded an $80,000 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant to the London-Corbin Airport-Magee Field for the installation of new airfield guidance signs.

“It is vital to keep our rural airports, like the London-Corbin Airport in good operating condition to provide safe air travel for our communities,” said Rogers. “I am pleased to see that the Department of Transportation has invested in the Cumberland Valley region by ensuring the required signs are replaced to enhance aircraft safety.”

The replacement of airfield guidance signs is required to enhance aircraft visual guidance and enhance safety of aircraft movements. With 77 aircraft based on its field, including single- and multi-engine airplanes, jets, glider plans and a helicopter, the London-Corbin Airport serves more than 500 aircraft a month—60% general aviation, 25% military and 14% air taxi.

Grants are awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a part of the U.S. Department of Transportation.  The FAA is responsible for the safety of civil aviation.  The Airport Improvement Program (AIP) provides grants for the planning and development of public-use airports, including improvements related to enhancing airport safety, capacity, security, and environmental concerns.

Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents.  For more information visit