Rep. Sherrill Reviews Safety and Infrastructure Progress at Morristown Airport
MORRISTOWN, NJ – This week, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) visited the Morristown Airport (KMMU), operated by DM AIRPORTS, LTD., to oversee the progression of critical safety and infrastructure enhancements at the key regional transportation hub.
Rep. Sherrill, a former helicopter pilot, expressed her satisfaction with the advancements made at the airport, appreciating the importance of a safe runway and landing approach from her previous aviation experience.
“It was great to be back at Morristown Airport to see the impressive progress that’s being made to upgrade the infrastructure at this critical transportation hub and economic driver in North Jersey,” said Sherrill. “The federal funding supporting this project will help the airport continue to operate safely and remain competitive in today’s global economy.”
The representative, who is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and served nearly 10 years as a helicopter pilot and Russian policy officer in the Navy, got a tour of MMU’s airfield. The highlight of the tour was the Runway 5-23 Rehabilitation Project. This key development project, primarily funded by the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program, aims to modernize the airport’s facilities and infrastructure.
Scott McMahon, Executive Director, DM AIRPORTS, LTD., welcomed Rep. Sherrill, praising the support from both the Federal Aviation Administration and the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
“As we prepare to launch the next phase of modernization projects at our airport, we are grateful for their partnership, ensuring efficient and effective service to our community and benefiting the region for years to come,” McMahon said.
Phase IX of the rehabilitation project is slated to commence on July 10, with completion expected by fall. The overall project is tentatively set to wrap up by 2028.
Morristown Airport plays a significant role in the New Jersey economy, attracting approximately $187 million in community spending from its tenants and visitors. By housing flight departments and aircraft for numerous Morris County-based corporations, MMU helps foster and sustain regional economic growth.
John Krickus, Morris County Commissioner Director, praised the improvements at the airport, lauding its crucial role as an economic asset.
Craig Schlosser, President of the Morris County Economic Development Alliance (MCEDAlliance) and Managing Director of the Morris County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC), echoed this sentiment, acknowledging Morristown Airport’s role as an economic engine for North Jersey.
About DM AIRPORTS, LTD: DM AIRPORTS, LTD operates Morristown Municipal Airport (KMMU) on behalf of the Town of Morristown. Classified as a General Aviation Reliever Airport, MMU is open to the public and houses multiple corporate flight departments, flight training centers, private charter operators, a U.S. Customs & Border Protection Facility for international travel, and other aviation entities.