GATINEAU, QC, Aug. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Royal Galipeau, Member of Parliament for Ottawa–Orléans, today announced an investment of $407,224 for the replacement of runway apron lighting, the partial replacement of wildlife control fencing, and the replacement of a wheeled loader with bucket and snow scraper at the Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport.
The wildlife control fencing is an important tool in controlling animals such as deer and bears on airport runways and surrounding land; and the new runway lighting and wheeled loader will ensure continued safe visibility and airport operations for passengers, employees, and flight crews.
Funding comes from Transport Canada's Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP).
- To date, through ACAP, the Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport has received over $5.5 million in funding for eight safety projects, including today's announcement.
- Previous projects included the rehabilitation of airside electrical equipment and the replacement of a de-icing spreader and runway sweeper.
- Since the program started, the Government of Canada has invested more than $633 million for 785 projects at 174 airports across the country.
"The Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport is a vital gateway for local residents, businesses, trade and tourism. This investment demonstrates our government's commitment to enhancing the safety of the travelling public and strengthening the economies of local communities through investments in airport safety projects."
Member of Parliament for Ottawa–Orléans
"I am pleased that Transport Canada is offering financial support to improve the Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport's infrastructure. In addition to new services announced a few weeks ago, this financial support is another positive step towards improving the airport's facilities and services to citizens of Gatineau and Ottawa."
Mayor of Gatineau
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SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information: Jana Régimbal, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, Ottawa, 613-991-0700; Media Relations, Transport Canada, Ottawa, 613-993-0055