Sumter Co. airport gets 8 new hangars

Sumter Co. airport gets 8 new hangars
Construction crews are building 8 new airplane hangars. (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.

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