Matsui, Sacramento County Airport System, Announce $9.8 Million in Airport Funding

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and the Sacramento County Airport System announced $9.8 million in funding to construct an aircraft rescue and firefighting building at Sacramento International Airport.

“Sacramento International Airport is a catalyst for economic growth and mobility throughout our region and beyond,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “As our nation recovers from this pandemic and we see the resurgence of our travel and tourism sectors, we must make sure that we equip our airport with the facilities it needs to be as safe and efficient as possible. I thank Cindy Nichol for her leadership and the entire Sacramento County Airport System staff for their dedication through these tough times.”

“Sacramento County greatly appreciates the continual support from our congressional members, including Congresswoman Matsui, and the Federal Aviation Administration,” said Cindy Nichol, Sacramento County’s Director of Airports. “The health and safety of our customers remains the highest priority for the Department of Airports.  The new Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Station will protect critical life-saving equipment from adverse weather conditions and it will ensure Sacramento International Airport continues to meet all FAA and County safety requirements.”   

This funding is provided in part by the CARES Act and the FAA’s annual Airport Improvement Program (AIP). This project constructs 20,740 square feet of aircraft rescue and a firefighting building to assist the airport to meet safety requirements of 14 CFR Part 139, as well as extend the life of the equipment by protecting it from adverse weather conditions.

Congresswoman Matsui is a long-time champion of the Sacramento County Airport System and called for support in the CARES ACT. A breakdown of the funding is below:

Primary Entitlement/Cargo/Alaskan: $2,694,068

CARES Act (to cover local match): $1,908,147

Discretionary: $5,228,527

Total: $9,830,742

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