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Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2013 1:00 pm | Updated: 2:33 pm, Sat Oct 12, 2013.

Mesa’s Falcon Field has earned a grant for more than $600,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration to add to its safety features.

The grant doled out by the FAA will go to install runway light guards that will increase safety for travelers who use the airport. Additionally, the Arizona Department of Transportation plans to spend approximately $491,000 for runway pavement preservation at Falcon Field.

Currently, more than 700 aircrafts and approximately 100 businesses are based out of Falcon Field.

The projects are scheduled to begin this fall, and are part of Falcon Field’s five-year capital improvement program.

“Falcon Field is committed to our capital improvement program and continually upgrading the facilities that many businesses and pilots use daily,” said Airport Director Corinne Nystrom in a press release. “Grants from the federal and state aviation trust funds are vital to ensuring we can provide the high-quality amenities that keep our customers coming here.”

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