Jeff Watson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Bob Johnston, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Sudbury Airport, following an announcement of Government of Canada funding for safety improvements at the Airport.
August 12, 2014 – Sudbury, Ontario – Transport Canada
Jeff Watson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport today announced an investment of $169,975 for the purchase of a sand spreader and truck at the Greater Sudbury Airport.
This equipment will ensure timely and effective sand spreading operations, which increases friction on runway and taxiway surfaces for the management of snow, slush and ice on runways and taxiways. The equipment will ultimately support safe airport operation for passengers, employees, medical evacuations, and fire fighting operations during winter months at the airport.
Funding is provided through Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP).
“The Greater Sudbury Airport is a vital gateway for local residents, businesses, trade and tourism. This investment will enhance safety for travellers and residents while supporting productivity and economic growth in the region.”
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport
“The Greater Sudbury Airport is a vital economic tool for the entire region, facilitating travel for over 240,000 passengers yearly and keeping the airport safe and efficient is a top priority. Our goal of revitalizing our equipment fleet to meet these objectives will be enhanced with the addition of a sand spreader truck and made possible through the continued financial support of Transport Canada under its Airports Capital Assistance Program.”
Chief Executive Officer, Greater Sudbury Airport
Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport, Ottawa
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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