Government of Canada Investing in Safety at Regional Airports

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, July 20, 2016 /CNW/ - Canadians, tourists and businesses benefit from safe and well-maintained regional airports. From visiting friends and family, to traveling to medical appointments, to getting goods to market, we rely on our local airports to support vibrant and sustainable communities. Regional airports also provide essential air services including community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue and forest fire response.

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced that the Government of Canada is making important safety investments at regional airports across the country.

This year, over $27.6 million will be provided for safety-related improvements at 13 regional airports, through Transport Canada's Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP).

Funded projects include the rehabilitation of runways, taxiways and aprons; improvements to airfield lighting and airside electrical systems; and the purchase of aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicles.

Since the Program's launch in 1995, the Government of Canada has invested more than $736 million for 848 projects at 179 airports across the country.

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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 airports are key connectors for business, health care, social services, and emerging resource development sectors. Our investments are helping to improve access to safe and efficient air transportation options, and delivering on our commitment to building safer, healthier and stronger communities across Canada."
The Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport

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Backgrounder
Airports Capital Assistance Program: 2016-2017 Projects

 





Province

Airport

Project

Funding

Quebec

Rouyn-Noranda

Update Electrical System and Field Electrical Centre

$744,720

Ontario

Deer Lake

Rehabilitate Airfield Lighting System

$732,186

Ontario

Bearskin Lake

Rehabilitate Airfield Lighting System

$746,556

Ontario

Fort Albany

Rehabilitate Airfield Lighting System

$701,595

Ontario

Lansdowne House

Rehabilitate Airfield Lighting System

$682,177

Ontario

Moosonee

Rehabilitate Main Runway 06-24 and Taxiway A

$7,633,423

Ontario

Sachigo Lake

Rehabilitate Airfield Lighting System

$629,432

Ontario

Sault Ste. Marie

Rehabilitate Airside Essential Power Systems

$360,868

Manitoba

Gods River

Rehabilitate Airside Electrical System

$1,065,092

Manitoba

Red Sucker Lake

Rehabilitate Runway Subgrade, Surface Gravelling, Drainage and Airfield Lighting System

$7,451,400

Saskatchewan

Points North Landing

Rehabilitate Gravel Runway, Taxiway and Apron

$4,598,750

Northwest Territories

Yellowknife

Purchase Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Vehicle

$804,389

British Columbia

Terrace-Kitimat

Purchase Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Vehicle and construct Shelter for Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Equipment

$2,173,801

 

July 2016

 


SOURCE Transport Canada

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


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