Runway extension project completed
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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- A project totaling nearly $13 million is completed at the Binghamton Greater Airport. Broome County Executive Debbie Preston, Senator Tom Libous, and airport officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday to announce the completion of the Runway Safety Improvement and Runway Extension Project.
They said the project makes the airport safer and easier for large aircrafts to fly in and out.
"Travelers are going to benefit by having the latest runway safety area technology. More specifically, at the approach end of our primary used runway, the latest generation of runway safety barrier is going to be installed," said Carl Beardsley, BGM Commissioner of Aviation.
The project extended the runway by 200 feet, and also replaced the Engineered Material Arresting System that sits at the end of the runway as a safeguard for planes in the event they over run the runway.