Government of Canada Investing in Safety at Local and Regional Airports

BAIE-COMEAU, QC, May 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Canadians, tourists and businesses benefit from safe and well-maintained airports. From visiting friends and family, to traveling to medical appointments, or getting goods to market, we rely on our local and regional airports to support and sustain vibrant communities. These airports also provide essential air services including community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue and forest fire response.

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced that the Government of Canada is making important safety investments at local and regional airports across the country.

This year, Transport Canada's Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP) will provide over $41.7 million for new safety-related improvement projects at 34 airports.

Projects being supported include the rehabilitation of runways, taxiways and aprons; improvements to airfield lighting and airside electrical systems; and the purchase of snow and ice removal equipment.

On May 16, 2017, Minister Garneau introduced Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act in Parliament. The proposed legislation includes provisions that would establish clear standards of treatment for air travellers in common situations as well as financial compensation under certain circumstances, including denied boarding and lost or damaged baggage. The new air passenger rights would be clear, consistent, transparent and fair for passengers and air carriers.

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"The Government of Canada recognizes that safe and efficient airports are vital to the economic and social well-being of smaller communities. In addition to supporting personal travel and tourism, local and regional airports are key connectors for business, health care, social services, and emerging resource development sectors. Our investments help improve access to safe and efficient air transportation options, and deliver on our promise to help build safer, healthier and stronger communities across Canada."
The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos
Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport

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Airports Capital Assistance Program: 2017-2018 Projects

Please see below for a complete list of the 2017-2018 projects by province.

 





Province

Airport

Project

Funding





Newfoundland and Labrador

Stephenville

Replacement of Snowplow Truck

$248,000

Nova Scotia

Sydney

Rehabilitation of Taxiway J2 and Drainage

$631,281

Nova Scotia

Sydney

Replacement of Snowblower

$338,800

Quebec

Baie-Comeau

Rehabilitation of Airfield Pavement

$5,963,349

Quebec

Baie-Comeau

Removal and Replacement of Asbestos Panel

$78,507

Quebec

Gaspe

Replacement of Snowblower

$380,500

Quebec

Gaspe

Replacement of Sweeper

$283,000

Ontario

Cat Lake

Replacement of Airfield Electrical System

$1,000,000

Ontario

Fort Severn

Replacement of Airfield Electrical System

$1,000,000

Ontario

Kenora

Upgrade to Airfield Lighting System

$1,158,538

Ontario

Kenora

Replacement of Loader

$282,900

Ontario

North Bay

Rehabilitation of Essential Airfield Electric Power System

$890,436

Ontario

Ogoki Post

Replacement of Airfield Electrical System

$1,000,000

Ontario

Peawanuck

Replacement of Airfield Electrical System

$1,000,000

Ontario

Red Lake

Purchase De-icer

$99,549

Ontario

Red Lake

Replacement of Omni Directional Approach Lighting System Flash Heads, Power Converters and Transformers for Runway 26

$53,394

Ontario

Sarnia

Replacement of a Decelerometer

$5,597

Ontario

Sudbury

Replacement of Apron Flood Lighting

$207,000

Ontario

Sudbury

Rehabilitation of Airfield Constant Current Regulators

$54,901

Ontario

Timmins

Material Spreader Wet/Dry Combination

$63,840

Ontario

Wapekeka

Replacement of Airfield Electrical System

$1,000,000

Ontario

Waterloo

Replacement of Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) light units on Runway 08

$104,935

Ontario

Webequie

Replacement of Airfield Electrical System

$1,000,000

Manitoba

Brandon

Rehabilitation of Airside Electrical

$1,619,419

Manitoba

Flin Flon

Replacement of Plow Truck

$248,000

Manitoba

Tadoule Lake

Replacement of Grader

$360,000

Manitoba

Tadoule Lake

Purchase of Snowblower

$113,000

Manitoba

The Pas

Replacement of  Runway Sweeper

$321,040

Manitoba

Thompson

Material Spreader Wet/Dry Combination

$94,745

Saskatchewan

La Ronge

Sand Storage Shed

$92,235

Saskatchewan

La Ronge

Airfield Lighting Control System & Constant Current Regulator Replacement

$295,000

Saskatchewan

Prince Albert

Runway Condition Reporting System & Friction Tester

$38,325

Saskatchewan

Prince Albert

Sand Storage Shed

$261,140

Saskatchewan

Prince Albert

Runway Snowblower

$406,900

Alberta

Medicine Hat

Rehabilitation of Runway 03-21 and Taxiway A

$12,989,598

Alberta

Peace River

Replacement of Material Spreader

$98,215

Alberta

Peace River

Installation of Wildlife Fencing

$240,382

Alberta

Rainbow Lake

Rehabilitation of Airfield Lighting and Associated Works

$912,000

British Columbia

Campbell River

Runway Condition Reporting System

$37,102

British Columbia

Campbell River

Replacement of Snowblower

$393,737

British Columbia

Cranbrook

Replacement of Apron Lighting and Apron Gate

$427,646

British Columbia

Dawson Creek

Purchase Runway Condition Reporting System

$39,055

British Columbia

Dawson Creek

Replacement of Runway Sweeper

$318,160

British Columbia

Dawson Creek

Replacement of Plow Truck & Reversible Plow

$264,660

British Columbia

Kamloops

Replacement of Snowplow Truck

$132,330

British Columbia

Quesnel

Snowplow Truck & 19 Foot Plow

$264,660

British Columbia

Terrace-Kitimat

Replacement of Loader

$181,202

British Columbia

Trail

Rehabilitation of Airside Pavement

$4,669,975

British Columbia

Trail

Purchase Runway Condition Reporting System

$39,055





May 2017




 

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SOURCE Transport Canada

For further information: Delphine Denis, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, Ottawa, 613-991-0700, Delphine.Denis@tc.gc.ca; Media Relations, Transport Canada, Ottawa, 613-993-0055, media@tc.gc.ca


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