Huntingburg Regional Airport - Receives $3.3 Million Grant from FAA

The Huntingburg Regional Airport is delighted to announce the receipt of a significant grant totaling $3.3 million from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Airport Terminal Program. This grant represents a pivotal milestone in the airport's ambitious “Frosty Jones” terminal building project, marking substantial progress toward its completion. 

With a total projected cost of $6.5 million, the grant from the FAA signifies a crucial step forward for the Airport. The terminal project aims to revitalize the airport's infrastructure by introducing a modern 5,000 square foot terminal building equipped with enhanced facilities and amenities to better serve pilots and passengers visiting the Dubois County Region. 

A standout feature of the new terminal is its support for aviation education through a partnership with the Patoka Valley Career and Technical Cooperative. This collaboration seeks to provide high school students in the area with valuable opportunities to explore and engage with the aviation industry early on, highlighting the airport's commitment to fostering education and workforce development within the local community. 

The upcoming facility is designed to meet contemporary standards, prioritizing handicap accessibility, energy efficiency, and resilience. This modernization effort contrasts with the current terminal building, which has served the airport for over six decades and is in need of replacement to keep pace with the evolving needs of corporate travelers and aviation enthusiasts. 

Jim Hunsicker, President of the Dubois County Airport Authority, expressed immense gratitude to the FAA for their generous support, underscoring the grant's role in bringing the vision of a state-of-the-art facility closer to reality. He emphasized the terminal's significance as not only the front door to the community but also as a location for economic development and a hub for education and innovation in aviation, ultimately enhancing the travel experience for corporate and business air travel passengers. 

The Huntingburg Regional Airport looks forward to continuing collaboration with stakeholders and partners as it progresses toward the completion of the new terminal building. With the support of the FAA grant and the dedication of the community, the airport is positioned to usher in a new era of excellence in air travel and education within the region. 

 For media inquiries or further information, please contact: Travis McQueen, Airport Manager, Huntingburg Regional Airport (812-683-5454) [email protected]