"I think we could generate a lot of money by providing fuel," Whitford said.
The cost of an automated fuel service will be upwards of $500,000. That money, too, will come from the FAA, Whitford said.
"There will be no tax dollars spent at the airport," he stressed.
Whitford is also hoping to attract a delivery deport - like UPS or FedEx - to the airport. He noted the nearest delivery depots are now in Burlington and Albany.
The recently-completed work at the Ti airport puts it in a position to handle more planes and to solicit more business, he said.
"I have high hopes for that airport," Whitford said. "I think we can build it into something special."
Ti Supervisor Deb Malaney agrees.
"I think the airport is a real asset to our local economy," she said. "Steve's done a lot there and I think we can do even more."