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Plans move forward to build Moton Field Terminal

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TUSKEGEE, AL (WSFA) -

Plans are moving forward to build a new terminal at Moton Field in Tuskegee. On April 11 the city council gave approval for the project. 

According to Tuskegee City manager, James Harper, the 2,900 square foot facility has been more than a year in the works. A number of city leaders toured facilities in Alex City and Ozark to gather ideas. A grant from the Federal Aviation Administration will cover the $550,000 cost to build.

"It will provide a pilots lounge, an expanded area for passengers to wait, professional meeting space and space for the airport manager," said James Harper, Tuskegee City Manager. 

Golden Eagle Aviation, the fixed base operator located at Moton Field, averages about 100 transient flights per month. That number doesn't include the
fuel stops, which average about 70 per month. 

"By having an upgraded and attractive facility like this it will improve the flow of traffic. We see our airport as one of the generators of economic growth in this community. This is why we are particularly happy," said Harper.  

The building will be named in memory of Col. Herbert E. Carter, a resident and Tuskegee Airman. 

Moton Field was also selected as a manufacturing site by Leonardo-DRS, a global aerospace and defense firm. They will find out between September 30 and December 30 if they won the bid from the U.S Air Force to move forward with that project. 

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