On Monday, October 18 at 11:00AM, U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (Both D-MD) will participate in the official groundbreaking for the new air traffic control tower to be built at Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK). Senators Cardin and Mikulski will join with Frederick Mayor Randy McClement, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Deputy Administrator Michael P. Huerta, and Maryland Aviation Administration’s William Krozack for the event. The FAA will fund the $5.3 million tower through the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Construction of the new air traffic control tower at Frederick is expected to begin almost immediately, with completion expected within 18 months.
WHAT: Official Groundbreaking for the Air Traffic Control Tower at
Frederick Municipal Airport
WHO: Senator Benjamin L. Cardin
Senator Barbara A. Mikulski
Deputy FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta
Frederick Mayor Randy McClement
William Krozack, Maryland Aviation Administration
County and Local officials
WHEN: Monday, October 18 – 11:00AM ET
WHERE: Frederick Municipal Airport
310 Aviation Way, Frederick, MD 21701
The Frederick Municipal Airport is the second busiest airport in Maryland in takeoffs and landings after BWI/Thurgood Marshall in Anne Arundel County. Frederick Municipal Airport currently has in excess of 130,000 annual operations, which are expected to increase to 165,000 by 2025. The Airport currently maintains two runways and handles a diverse mix of aircraft.