Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Two Northwest airports gain Federal funding assist for safety equipment

Some Federal Funding will be put towards new safety equipment for
both the Terrace/Kitimat and Masset airports
(Image from Northwest Regional Airport website)

Two airports serving the Northwest corner of British Columbia will be receiving some financial help from the Federal Government, the funding to come from the Transport Canada Airports Capital Assistance Program.

In an announcement today, Omar Alghabra  the Federal Minister of Transport outlined the scope of safety investments for the Terrace and Masset Airports.

The Total investment for the Northwest comes in at just over $875,000  for Masset and  just under $517,000 for the Terrace/Kitimat facility

“Airports play a crucial role to keeping Canadians connected across our vast country, and the last two years have only underscored this. Today’s investment of over $14 million in eight airports across British Columbia is great news for the region’s air sector and for all the communities these airports serve. Investments like these will ensure that our air sector comes out strong as we enter post-pandemic recovery, and help us keep our commitment to building safer, stronger communities.” -- Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra 

The total funding for British Columbia comes to fourteen million dollars, the full list of airports to receive the Federal cash injection can be reviewed here.

Neither the Prince Rupert Airport, or the Smithers airport made the list for safety improvements of this round of federal funding.

More notes on Aviation in the region can be explored through our archive page here.

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