Jimmy Carter Regional Airport at Souther Field has a new addition. (Source: WALB)
Construction crews are building 8 new airplane hangars. (Source: WALB)
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -
Jimmy Carter Regional Airport at Souther Field has is getting a new addition.
This summer, construction crews are building eight new airplane hangars, because they ran out of room in the current hangars.
The project costs $250,000.
The U.S. Department of Transportation paid for 90 percent, while the Americus-Sumter Aviation Authority matched that with 10 percent.
Frank Joiner, Vice-President of the Americus Sumter Aviation Authority, said on Friday that it's a good sign of growth for the airport.
"The more tenants we get, the more aviation fuel we sell," Joiner said. "We also have a complete shop here with seven certified mechanics. They do a lot of maintenance work here. They do very good work here."
The airport will celebrate its 100th anniversary in July 2018.