State Grant for Mount Pocono Airport
State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, announced that a $150,000 state aviation grant to the Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport for the design for a replacement of the fuel farm.
Madden said the airport serves thousands of travelers and business professionals each year. “I am pleased with this grant funding because it will ensure that our local airport obtains the equipment it needs for safe operation and it’s a huge transportation aviation economic investment that brings thousands of dollars in return to our area," Madden said.
Madden said most airports, like the Pocono Municipal Airport, have their own dedicated oil depots, usually referred to as ”fuel farms”, where aviation fuel is stored prior to being discharged into aircraft fuel tanks. Fuel is transported from the depot to the aircraft either by road tanker or a hydrant system.
Funded through PennDOT’s Aviation Transportation Assistance Program, Aviation Development Program and the Multimodal Fund, airport grant investments are meant to expand aviation-related operational and economic opportunities statewide. Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport is a public airport two miles northwest of Mount Pocono. It is owned by the Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport Authority.