Camarillo, CA – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that the Camarillo Airport will receive over $300,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for critical infrastructure improvement projects.

“The Camarillo Airport is a vital economic driver in our region,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “I am pleased to see the FAA continue to recognize this fact by providing much-needed funding for crucial infrastructure improvement projects at our local airports, which will help ensure the vitality of Ventura County’s diverse economy.”

“The FAA grant funds are necessary to provide a safe and well-maintained airport facility for our flying public,” said Todd McNamee, Ventura County Director of Airports. “The County thanks Congresswoman Brownley and her staff for their efforts to help make these funds available. Congresswoman Brownley recognizes the benefit of having such assets in the County and we very much appreciate her continued support.”

Camarillo Airport will receive $310,500 from the FAA to rehabilitate 20,000 square yards of the existing west and central hangar apron pavements that have reached the end of their useful lives.

As a new member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation, Congresswoman Brownley is working closely with Ventura County officials to support the general aviation airports in Camarillo and Oxnard in the FAA reauthorization bill.

Throughout her time in Congress, Congresswoman Brownley has been a tireless champion for Ventura County’s airports. In 2013, she successfully fought to protect the staffed tower at Camarillo Airport and the contract tower at Oxnard Airport from closure due to sequestration cuts. In 2014, Congresswoman Brownley announced over $600,000 in federal funding for apron pavement rehabilitation at both Camarillo and Oxnard airports.

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