A $6.2 million from the Federal Aviation Administration is headed to Griffiss International Airport in Rome

Congressman Richard Hanna.says the funds will be used for several projects at the airport.

That includes rehabilitation of taxiways, a nose dock hangar and a jet warm up area.

Hanna says the upgrades are critical and will help Griffiss maintain safety and operational efficiency.

“I am pleased that Griffiss received this much-needed grant funding to improve several taxiways that are in need of rehabilitation and make critical repairs to the nose dock hangar,” Rep. Hanna said. “Griffiss plays an important role in Rome, in Oneida County and in our region as a whole. These upgrades will help ensure the planes landing and taking off at Griffiss complete their travels safely.”