“The North Peace Regional Airport is a vital gateway for local residents, businesses, trade and tourism,” Member of Parliament for Prince George – Peace River, Bob Zimmer said. “This investment will enhance safety for travellers and residents while supporting productivity and economic growth in the region.”
This equipment is being purchased to help ensure the continued safety of airport operations for passengers, employees and medical evacuation, which will be accomplished through the timely and effective removal of snow, slush and ice from runways and taxiways.
Funding is being provided by Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP).
The North Peace Regional Airport continues to be a key component to the economy of the North Peace Region and has provided community support through carrier and route options,” Mayor Lori Ackerman said in a written statement. “ACAP’s support with the purchase of a new plow truck and wet/dry spreader will help ensure the safe and efficient operation of the airport.”
The ACAP has so far provided the North Peace Regional Airport with over $14.3 million in funding for 12 safety projects.
Previous projects included the rehabilitation of Taxiways A and B and, the apron, the rehabilitation of pavement on Runway 11 – 29 and the replacement of a self-propelled snowblower and two runway sweepers.