FAA Gives Memphis Airport $32 Million

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(Memphis) The Federal Aviation Administration is awarding a 32 million dollar grant to the Memphis Airport.

The money is going to improve security equipment at the airport, including cameras at entrances and exits.

Also, the runways at Memphis International are going to be improved including adding crushed concrete at the end of them to prevent planes from going too far off the end of the runway.

"This material will keep the plane from harming passengers. It will slow the plane down so it doesn't have a bad situation," said Larry Cox President of The Memphis Airport Authority.

Cox said the grant money will also help improve the parking ramps for aircraft.

Cox said they're currently forty to fifty years old.

The ramp project is expected to be complete in the next 12 months.

The entire project should be completed by March of next year.