PLATTSBURGH Congressman John M. McHugh (R- Pierrepont Manor) announced today that Plattsburgh International Airport in Plattsburgh, New York received a $2,375,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportations (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration. I am extremely pleased that the Department of Transportation chose Plattsburgh International Airport as a recipient of this federal grant. By awarding almost $2.4 million in grant money, the airport will be able to undertake a needed construction project that will help support aviation at the airport, which I strongly support, said McHugh. Federal grants are critical to ensuring local airports remain viable, and continuing to support Plattsburgh International Airport is a priority of mine in Congress. Plattsburgh International Airports federal grant will be used to design and construct a T-hangar at the airport. Presently, there are limited hangar facilities for short term storage of public aircraft at the Plattsburgh Airport. The construction of the new hangar will support general aviation use at the airport. The federal grant is being funded under the Airport Improvement Programs Military Airport Program.