New equipment to enhance safety
SYDNEY, NS, July 15, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced that the Government of Canada is investing $1,846,152 for the purchase of two aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicles and associated equipment at the J. A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport.
These state-of-the-art rescue and firefighting vehicles will greatly enhance emergency response capability, ensuring continued safe airport operations for flight crews, passengers, and employees.
Funding is provided through Transport Canada's Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP).
- To date, through ACAP, the J. A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport has received over $14 million in funding for 23 safety projects, including today's announcement.
- Previous projects included the rehabilitation of the taxiway, Runways 07-25, 01-19 and the apron; upgrading the runway approach lighting; replacement of a visual approach lighting system with a precision approach lighting system; and the purchase of three snow plow trucks.
- Since the program started, the Government of Canada has invested more than $688 million for 828 projects at 174 airports across the country.
"The J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport is an important hub for residents, businesses, and tourism in this region. This equipment will ensure continued safe operation of the Airport, while contributing to the economic and social well-being of the local community."
The Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport
"We appreciate Minister Raitt's presence here today to announce funding from the Government of Canada's Airports Capital Assistance Program for the purchase of two fire engines for aircraft rescue and fire services at the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport. Transport Canada's continued commitment to our future and safety here at McCurdy Sydney Airport is gratefully acknowledged."
Chairman, J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport
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SOURCE Transport Canada
For further information: Zach Segal, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, Ottawa, 613-991-0700; Media Relations, Transport Canada, Ottawa, 613-993-0055