The Government of Canada is making efforts to improve airport safety by investing in safety projects at airports across the country through its Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP). This year, the Feds are investing more than $20.9 million for 27 projects at 23 airports. Improvements include replacing snowblowers and runway sweepers, purchasing runway de-icing and fire-fighting equipment, and rehabilitating runway pavements.
To date, through ACAP, the Government of Canada has invested a total of $556 million for 678 projects at 171 airports. More than 99% of these projects were airside safety-related projects such as runways, taxiways and visual aids, as well as heavy airside mobile equipment such as fire trucks and snowplows.