Government of Canada invests in safety at Sept-Îles’s Regional Airport

Whether for business or leisure travel, Canada’s regional airports play a key role in our transportation network, and are vital hubs for the region’s business, health care sector and social services. Ensuring that airports are safe and well maintained is essential for the social and economic development of our regions.

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Marc Garneau, minister of Transport, announced that the Government of Canada will be performing rehabilitation work on the Sept-Îles regional airport’s main runway. The work involves completing the bituminous resurfacing of the airport’s runway 09-27, taxiways and apron. The award of the contract and the development of plans and specifications are expected in the summer of 2020, and work should begin in 2021.

Keeping runways, taxiways and aprons in compliance with standards is key to ensuring safe usage conditions for aircraft, passengers and crews, and helps protect costly airport assets during airport operations.

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“Sept-Îles Airport is vitally important for the region’s residents, tourists and businesses. Our Government supports Canada’s local airports because they are major contributors to the economic growth and social vitality of smaller communities. These investments will improve access to affordable, efficient and safe air transportation options, and will help us deliver on our promise to build safer, stronger, and more vibrant communities across Canada,” said Garneau.

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