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Winter Weather

airport snow storm removalAs winter weather approaches, the FAA is working with travelers, pilots, and airports to ensure safe and efficient operations. 

Snow and ice control are often a complex and demanding endeavor, requiring vigilance and care. The FAA provides a number of safety resources to inform and prepare all stakeholders. In addition to safety resources, the FAA provides funding to support winter operations at the nation’s airports through the Airport Improvement Program. In 2023, nearly $57.6 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law grants was awarded to airports for snowplows, de-icing equipment, and new or upgraded facilities to store this equipment.  

“We can’t let snowy conditions stop aircraft from safely landing and taking off. This funding will help keep airports operating this winter and get passengers and cargo to their homes, families, vacations, and work safely.” Associate Administrator for Airports Shannetta Griffin, P.E.  

Whether you are a pilot or traveler, the FAA has you covered this winter. Check out the resources below to safely navigate winter weather travel.  

Last updated: Thursday, January 4, 2024