November 20, 2023 By Wings Staff
The federal government is investing more than $500,000 for projects and equipment at two airports in Northern Ontario in a bid to improve air safety.
Through Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program, the Moosonee Airport, in Moosonee – approximately 19 km south of James Bay – is receiving $382,500 to purchase a grader to be used in the removal and control of snow and ice on airside surfaces such as runways, taxiways and aprons.
The Greater Sudbury Airport, meanwhile, is receiving $163,625 to replace wildlife control fencing that will help protect the airfield against incursions by medium to large size mammals, such as deer, coyotes, foxes and black bears.
This funding is in addition to the $1.2 million in Airports Capital Assistance Program funding provided in 2022 to the Moosonee Airport for the installation of wildlife control fencing and the purchase of a runway friction tester and a runway sweeper; and the $3 million provided to the Greater Sudbury Airport to purchase a runway sweeper and rehabilitate Taxiways A and B and Runway 04-22.