Alliance Airport received a $15.6 million grant from the federal government for its runway extension project at the industrial airport.
The airport, located in north Fort Worth, will use the grant to extend its 16R/34L runway to 11,000 feet. Alliance is currently extending both of its runways, giving the airport the runway space needed to allow fully loaded cargo planes to make non-stop flights to Europe or Asia.
Earlier this year, Alliance was awarded $15.1 million in grants from the FAA for its runway extension project. So far, Alliance has received $215 million from the FAA, Texas Department of Transportation and Tarrant County, and has secured 80 percent of the funding it needs for the project.
"Grant funding from the FAA brings us one step closer to realizing our master plan for Fort Worth Alliance Airport," said Tim Ward, president of the airport.
Alliance expects the runway extensions to be completed by 2016.