Ottawa, Ontario, December 6, 2022 /CNW/ – Over the last few years, the critical role airports play in supporting critical air services has been emphasized. By ensuring community supplies, ambulances, search and rescue, and bushfire response, the airport helps keep Canadians safe and connected from coast to coast.
Minister of Transport today Omar Al Ghabraannounced by the government Canada has made significant safety investments at two airports in Saskatchewan.
Two Canadian airports through Transport Canada’s Airport Capital Assistance Program Saskatchewan receive more than $1.7 million from the government of Canada For projects and equipment that help maintain safe airport operations for passengers, crew and airport workers. Airports receiving funding include:
To buy a loader – $424,990
To buy a Sweeper – $391,600
To buy a 4×4 snowplow – $444,600
To buy a 4×4 snowplow – $420,000
To buy a material spreader, wet/dry combination – $105,000
This equipment is used to maintain aircraft moving surfaces and to remove and control ice and snow from airside surfaces such as runways, taxiways and aprons.
This fund May 2021 Announcement under the program offered to La Longe Airport $110,000 over material spreader $3.2 million to Prince Albert Airport for restoration of the airfield’s electrical system and improvement of the airfield’s drainage.
“Airports play a vital role in connecting Canadians across our vast country, and the last two and a half years have only underscored this. $1.7 million in the La Longe When Prince Albert The increase in airports is great news for the region’s aviation sector and all the communities these airports serve. Such investments will help ensure the strength of the aviation sector in its post-pandemic recovery and help maintain its commitment to building safer and stronger communities. “
Honorable Omar Al-Ghabra
Minister of Transport
As announced in the Fall 2020 Economic Statement, the Airport Capital Assistance Program will: $186 million Over 2 years.
The Fall 2020 Economic Statement will temporarily expand eligibility for the Airport Capital Assistance Program so that airports in the National Airports System with less than 1 million passengers per year in 2019 will be eligible for the 2021-2022 and 2022-23 We also announced that we will be able to apply for funding under the program at .
Since the Airport Capital Assistance Program began in 1995, the government has Canada invested more than $1.2 billion 1,215 projects at 199 local, regional and national airport system airports nationwide. Funded projects include runway and taxiway repair/rehabilitation, lighting enhancements, purchase of snow removal equipment and fire trucks, and installation of wildlife control fencing.
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Source Canada Transportation Authority
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