WINDSOR, ON, May 15, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, together with Jeff Watson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Essex, today announced that the Government of Canada is making investments to enhance safety at the Windsor International Airport.
Funding will pay for the replacement of selected airfield guidance signs and wind direction indicators. This equipment will ensure continued safe visibility for flight crews, passengers, employees, and medical evacuation operations.
Funding is provided through Transport Canada's Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP).
- To date through ACAP, the Windsor International Airport has received more than $5.8 million in funding for 12 safety projects, including today's announcement.
- Previous projects included the replacement of an airport rescue and firefighting truck; the rehabilitation of Taxiways F & G and the airfield lighting control panel; and the replacement of electronic runway condition reporting equipment, a snowplow, runway sweeper and snowblower.
- Since the program started, the Government of Canada has invested more than $682 million for 824 projects at 174 airports across the country.
"Our government is committed to the safety and security of all Canadians. This investment will help support the efficient movement of goods and passengers at the Windsor International Airport, helping to ensure the right conditions for economic growth and long-term prosperity."
The Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport
"The Windsor International Airport is an important gateway for residents and businesses in this region. This equipment will ensure continued safe operation of the Airport while contributing to the economic and social well-being of our local community."
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Essex
"The City of Windsor would like to thank the Government of Canada for its continued support in funding this airfield equipment. The Windsor International Airport is a strategic asset for the City and allows us to fulfill an increasing demand for the movement of goods and services in this region."
Mayor of Windsor
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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