Kamloops Airport marks completion of apron rehabilitation

By Jill Sperling
June 30, 2017 - 1:00pm

KAMLOOPS — A $3.4 million airport apron rehabilitation project is complete. 

The BC Air Access Program funded 75 per cent of the project, which will allow for the expansion of airport operations. 

The apron has moved the general aviation activity, such as cargo and medivac, out of the security zone of passenger aircraft. 

Two new helicopter landing pads have also been added. 

While construction wrapped up about a month and a half ago, Airport Manager Fred Legace says there is still some work involved to inform pilots of the changes. 

"There's a very slow and deliberate process to bring this on from a regulatory perspective," Legace said. "We need to make sure the pilots know exactly where they need to park. So, there are a number of publications that we've been working on ... so that pilots can be notified of where they need to go. That's really now coming to a conclusion, we're just waiting for a little bit of survey work, and out comes the paint machine, and we can begin painting the lines and go ahead and use it."

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