U.S. awards Brazil cargo airport study grant
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded a $480,000 grant to the Cear' state government in Brazil to determine the technical and financial viability for constructing a new cargo airport.
The USTDA believes a cargo airport would foster transportation linkages between the port, rail and road systems in Cear'.
'The new facility will require specialized engineering services, a small air traffic control tower, as well as airside navigation equipment, including precision approach path indicators, lights, glide slopes and localizers,' said Gabrielle Mandel, the USTDA's country manager in Brazil, in a statement.
Opportunities for U.S. companies to compete for the grant are available through the Federal Business Opportunities Web site, which may be linked through the USTDA Web site.