Canadians, tourists and businesses benefit from safe and well-maintained airports. From visiting friends and family, to traveling to medical appointments, or getting goods to market, we rely on our local and regional airports to support and sustain vibrant communities. These airports also provide essential air services including community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue and forest fire response.
Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced the government’s $960,300 investment to replace an aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicle and associated equipment at the Sault Ste. Marie Airport.
“The Sault Ste. Marie Airport is a vital link for residents and businesses in this region. This project will help ensure continued safe airport operation for passengers, flight crews and employees, while contributing to the community’s economic and social well-being.” said, – Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie
“As we continue to expand our passenger levels and evolve our aircraft mix, the Sault Ste. Marie Airport Development Corporation is grateful to the Federal Government for the contribution of this critical safety equipment and meeting the needs of the travelling public and providing the utmost safety for our staff and travellers.” said, Terry Bos, President and CEO, Sault Ste. Marie Airport Development Corporation
The funding comes through Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program. Since the Program’s launch in 1995, the Government of Canada has provided more than $784 million for 900 projects at 182 airports across the country.
“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 personal travel and tourism, local and regional airports are key connectors for business, health care, social services, and emerging resource development sectors. Our investments help improve access to safe and efficient air transportation options, and deliver on our promise to help build safer, healthier and stronger communities across Canada.” said, Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport.