GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say larger airplanes are now allowed to land at Gainesville's airport after studies found that the pavement can handle the heavier aircraft.
The Times of Gainesville reports that the airport's maximum weight is now set at 100,000 pounds for dual-axle planes, up from 40,000 pounds.
The new weight limits come after Gainesville and Hall County funded a study that tested pavement strength in an effort to determine whether larger aircraft can be allowed.
Officials are hoping the change boosts economic development by drawing larger corporate planes.
Information from: The Times, http://www.gainesvilletimes.com