Canadian Shipper


July 22, 2016

Government of Canada investing in safety at regional airports

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont.-- On July 20, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced that the Government of Canada is making important safety investments at regional airports across the country. This year, over $27.6 million will be provided for safety-related improvements at 13 regional airports, through Transport Canada's Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP). Funded projects include the rehabilitation of runways, taxiways and aprons; improvements to airfield lighting and airside electrical systems; and the purchase of aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicles. Since the Program's launch in 1995, the Government of Canada has invested more than $736 million for 848 projects at 179 airports across the country, the release said. "The Government of Canada recognizes that safe and efficient airports are vital to the economic and social well-being of smaller communities. In addition to supporting