Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today announced a $22,287,819 Department of Transportation (DOT) grant to Memphis International Airport for the ongoing construction of de-icing pads and related facilities.
Memphis International Airport is in the construction phase of 12 de-icing pads. Snow and ice on aircraft wings can affect airflow during takeoff so it must be removed. The centralized de-icing facility will eventually replace de-icing done at various locations on the airport property. It will also segregate de-icing-affected water from the storm drainage system.