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FAA Funding Impasse Could Tie Up Indianapolis Airport Projects Including Proposed Solar Farm July 28, 2011

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Last week during the Indiana Renewable Energy Conference held at the Indiana Convention Center, rumors were rampant that an announcement was expected this week on the Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) Solar Farm. Reliable sources also indicated that three companies have been selected as finalists for the 10 MW proposed Solar Farm project which is expected to use the IPL Rate REP or feed-in tariff. If you have any more details, please let us know.

Original Article: http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/newsitem.asp?ID=48945

Wayne Pratt, InsideINdianaBusiness.com

 Bertolini says debate over funding the FAA is nothing new.

Some long-term strategic initiatives for Indianapolis International Airport could be in limbo as funding for non-safety related Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) functions continues to be worked out in Washington, D.C. Airport Authority Spokesman Carlo Bertolini says projects including a new de-icing facility, solar farm and hangar for a luxury aviation company could be held up for an indefinite period. The impasse has prompted a partial shutdown of the federal agency.

Bertolini says there is no way to tell how long the impasse will continue. The Washington Post is reporting efforts on Capitol Hill to reach a debt deal are overshadowing the FAA partial shutdown. Senate leaders do not want to involve the chamber in what could be a lengthy debate in case lawmakers need speedy approval for a debt deal.

The FAA funding situation is being closely monitored as well by officials with the Gary/Chicago International Airport. A runway expansion project, partially funded by the FAA is set to begin. Although reimbursement requests have not been filed, officials believe eventually the impasse could delay the $153 million project.

Source: Inside INdiana Business

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