Aviation grant and economic spurtsAviation grant and economic spurtshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=82812013-02-11T11:57:00Z2013-02-11T00:00:00Z

BONHAM, FANNIN COUNTY - The City of Bonham has received a $1.6 million aviation grant from the Texas Department of Transportation’s Aviation Division for Jones Field. It requires the City of Bonham to match 10 percent, $160,000.

The bulk of the money will be used to fund new hangars at the municipal airport, according to Bill Shipp, the city manager.

Additionally, improvements will include 42,000 sf of extra apron space and taxiways to the new hangars. The city hopes to build approximately 12 new hangars, but the final count will depend on how bids for construction come out.

“We have a waiting list of people waiting for hangar space, and we believe that we’re going to … when this is completed, almost immediately fill up those hangars,” Shipp said. “These are people who are now keeping their airplanes in McKinney or Sherman, or wherever it might be, and I think anytime you bring people into the community that haven’t been regularly in the community before, you’re driving some side benefits."

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