Monday, December 10, 2018
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File Number: 2018-26

 

PITT MEADOWS, BC – On December 4, Pitt Meadows Regional Airport Manager Guy Miller delivered an informative presentation to Council regarding airport operations and provided information about the three major developments valued at $27 million.

 

“The Pitt Meadows Regional Airport is an important asset to the community,” said Mayor Bill Dingwall. “Going forward, this Council is committed to ensuring that our constituents have the opportunity to provide input about all initiatives and developments in Pitt Meadows, including at the Airport.”  

The three developments approved by the previous Airport Board include:

  • Construction of a helicopter park, consisting of five buildings, each 55,000 square feet in size for Laplante Airport Holdings planned for the northwest corner of the property;
  • Construction of a new 20,000 square foot building for Sky Helicopters (repairs, storage and office space) which will serve as the headquarters for the new Coastal Drones, a subsidiary Sky Helicopters; and
  • Construction of a new 20,000 square foot building for Fly Guy Aviation (aircraft storage, office space and aviation-related commercial space).

The Airport will also undertake a $1.1 million apron rehabilitation project to repair runway cracks, provide additional space for aircraft parking and enhanced night lighting.  None of the improvements or developments is expected to increase air traffic. 

“A focus on aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul will result in significant economic benefits, specifically generating well-paying jobs, right here in Pitt Meadows” said Mayor Bill Dingwall. “It is important that this Council work closely with our sister city Maple Ridge who shares our interest in making the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport the best it can be.”   

View the presentation here.

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For more information please contact:
Carolyn Baldridge,
Manager of Communications & Community Engagement
City of Pitt Meadows
cbaldridge@pittmeadows.bc.ca
p. 604.460.6704

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