BRESLAU, ON, Feb. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is investing $27,215 from the Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP) for the purchase of a runway condition reporting system which will provide timely, accurate and precise wireless reporting and recording of runway conditions.
- To date through ACAP, the Region of Waterloo International Airport has received more than $6.9 million in funding for five safety projects, including today's announcement. Projects included the installation of runway guard lights, the partial rehabilitation of runway 08-26, the replacement of a front end loader, and the reconfiguration of the runway apron.
- Since the program started, the Government of Canada has invested more than $609 million for 762 projects at 174 airports. Improvements included purchasing/replacing heavy airside mobile equipment; installing wildlife fencing; and rehabilitating runway pavements, airfield lighting and electrical systems.
"The Region of Waterloo International Airport is a vital gateway for local residents, businesses, trade and tourism. This funding will enhance the safety of all those who use this airport, especially the communities and businesses in this region that rely on it."
Member of Parliament for Kitchener - Conestoga, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport
"Regional Council appreciates this support from the Government of Canada for the purchase of a runway condition reporting system. This new equipment will further enhance safety for customers of the Region of Waterloo International Airport by providing real-time, precise wireless reporting and recording of runway conditions."
Regional Chair, Regional Municipality of Waterloo
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport, Ottawa
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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