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Posted: March 30, 2017

Funds for Fairmont Airport hazard beacons

The B.C. government is providing $23,429 for renewable energy upgrades to hazard beacons at the Fairmont Hot Springs Airport.

The funding announcement is part of a program where 20 B.C. community and regional airports will share over $10 million in funding this year through the B.C. Air Access program for airport infrastructure improvements, announced Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone.

“With today’s announcement, our government has committed $24 million over the past three years to support infrastructure improvements at B.C. airports,” said Stone. “Combined with the airports’ funding for these projects, over $54 million is being invested to support jobs and economic growth in communities throughout the province.”

Through the program, the ministry cost-shares with public airports on projects such as lighting and navigational systems, terminal building expansion or upgrades, and runway improvements. These types of projects will allow airports to improve safety, accommodate larger aircraft and more frequent flights, and further support the continuing growth of local and provincial economies.

As reported earlier this week, Canadian Rockies International Airport near Cranbrook is getting $60,000 for apron safety upgrades, which is part of this funding package.

Lead image: Fairmont Hot Springs Airport, north approach. Fairmont Hot Springs Resort photo


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