KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana city's airport is getting closer to making its runway longer so that it can handle larger jets.
Kokomo Municipal Airport director Frank Cade says contractors will be leveling the land for the runway extension and doing electrical work such as upgrading the lighting system. Most of the project is being paid for with a $1.3 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Cade tells the Kokomo Tribune he hopes the city can line up the about $1.5 million needed to complete the runway extension next year.
Mayor Greg Goodnight says the runway extension will help companies in the city such as Chrysler and Delphi stay connected with their customers.
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