Did you know? (Your airport’s upgrades!)

This week, we wanted to share with you the upgrades that are being installed at the Charlo regional airport.

 

Currently, we are in the process of replacing our runway lights. This upgrade is one of many that have happened at our airport since 2020. These upgrades were divided into two phases, the first phase having been complete at the end of 2021. The runway lights are a part of the second phase of the electrical system rehabilitation.

 

In May 2021, we shared the announcement regarding the funding our airport received from the government of Canada for the completion of these two electrical system rehabilitation phases. Here is an excerpt from that announcement:

 

“A contribution of $567 600.00 for the first phase of the electrical system rehabilitation, which began in June 2020 is ongoing until the end of 2021. The second phase of the electrical system rehabilitation will receive a contribution of $1 543 300.00 during the years 2021-2023. Continuing in the years 2021-2023, a contribution of $467 500.00 will be received for the wildlife fence replacement.”

 

If you wish to read the whole announcement, here is the link:

 

https://charloairport.ca/charlo-regional-airport-authority-welcomes-funding-announcement-from-the-government-of-canada/

 

Below are some photos of the workers installing the new runway lights.

 

 

 

Did you know?

Did you know that the Charlo Regional Airport is one of the designated facilities for the Forest Limited Protection (FPL)?

“Forest Protection Limited has been watching over our forests since 1952”. Your regional airport welcomes them when they have to respond to forest fires.

For more information about FPL, please visit their website:

https://forestprotectionlimited.com/

 

A brief and important notice:

As summer approaches, if you decide to have a campfire, make sure you do it safely.

Below, we invite you to check out the link to the New Brunswick government website which gives you the ‘forest fire watch’:

https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/news/public_alerts/forest_fire_watch.html

 

 

Did you know?

Have you heard about the operations taking place at the Charlo regional airport?

 

SOPFIM is stationed here at the Charlo regional airport as part of their spraying program to control the Budworms in the Gaspé Peninsula. They will be spending about four weeks stationed in Charlo.

 

Here’s what you should know about SOPFIM:

 

Their mission:

 

“Our mission: to offer specialized services in the fight against insects that threaten forests, agriculture and human health.”

 

Is the spray safe?

 

“In Quebec, a public health advisory ruled in 1995 that the use of Bacillus thuringiensis (Btk) did not pose a risk to human health. All of the literature available to date leads to the conclusion that Btk has no significant effect on organisms other than Lepidoptera (such as mammals, birds, fish, other insects, etc.)”

 

When do they fly out?

 

Every day. In the morning at about 5 am and in the evening.

 

Why do they fly out so early?

 

“It is important to do the aerial sprays of biological insecticide when there are no winds, in the early morning and evening. Otherwise, the product will not come down, but will float in the air and dissipate into the environment.”

 

For more information here is their link:

https://sopfim.qc.ca/en/

CHARLO REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY WELCOMES FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

December 2, 2021

Charlo, NB – The Charlo Regional Airport Authority is pleased with Government of Canada’s recent announcement that the Charlo Regional Airport will receive funding through its Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP), which provides assistance to regional airports throughout Canada.

Charlo Regional Airport will be receiving funding to replace ageing runway maintenance equipment. In total, $780,000 will be received during the current 2021 fiscal year to purchase a grader and a runway sweeper.

“As a not-for-profit corporation, receiving financial assistance from the Airport Capital Assistance Program (ACAP) will ensure that our regional airport maintains its ability to operate in the most efficient and secure manner, states Brad Mann, Vice Chair. “Today’s announcement represents another important phase in the ongoing initiative to revitalize infrastructure and services at Charlo Regional Airport.”

“The Charlo Regional Airport Authority is an important hub for residents and businesses in this region. This investment will help ensure continued safe and reliable airport operations for the residents of the region, many of whom depend on their local airports not only for personal travel and community resupply, but also for access to routine and emergency medical care in larger centers.” (René Arseneault, Madawaska-Restigouche)

A competitive process, following Transport Canada procurement policies, will be launched in the coming weeks to acquire the new equipment.

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About the Charlo Regional Airport (YCL)
The Charlo Regional Airport is located in Charlo, New Brunswick and serves a large region of northern New Brunswick as well as the Gaspé Peninsula. Under the direction of a fifteen-member Board of Directors, Charlo Regional Airport Authority is the not-for-profit owner and operator of the Charlo Regional Airport and is an important catalyst linking the economic needs and growth opportunities of the region.

For more information:
Brad Mann
Vice-Chair
(506) 760-1960
bradmann35@hotmail.com

CHARLO REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY WELCOMES FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

Charlo, NB – The Charlo Regional Airport Authority is pleased with Government of Canada’s recent announcement that the Charlo Regional Airport will receive funding through its Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP), which provides assistance to regional airports throughout Canada.

Charlo Regional Airport will be receiving the following funding. A contribution of $567 600.00 for the first phase of the electrical system rehabilitation, which began in June 2020 is ongoing until the end of 2021. The second phase of the electrical system rehabilitation will receive a contribution of $1 543 300.00 during the years 2021-2023. Continuing in the years 2021-2023, a contribution of $467 500.00 will be received for the wildlife fence replacement.

As a not-for-profit corporation, the Charlo Regional Airport Authority’s primary source of revenue is generated from day-to-day operations, and is currently not sufficient to reinvest in major capital improvements. For small regional airports, receiving financial assistance from Transport Canada is a welcomed and crucial part of ensuring the safe and efficient operations of our community’s airport.

“The Charlo Regional Airport Authority is an important hub for residents and businesses in this region. This investment will help ensure continued safe and reliable airport operations for the residents of the region, many of whom depend on their local airports not only for personal travel and community resupply, but also for access to routine and emergency medical care in larger centers.” (René Arseneault, Madawaska-Restigouche)

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About the Charlo Regional Airport (YCL)
The Charlo Regional Airport is located in Charlo, New Brunswick and serves a large region of northern New Brunswick as well as the Gaspé Peninsula. Under the direction of a fifteen-member Board of Directors, Charlo Regional Airport Authority is the not-for-profit owner and operator of the Charlo Regional Airport, and is an important catalyst linking the economic needs and growth opportunities of the region.

For more information:
David Montgomery
Chair
(506) 789-3307

chair@charloairport.ca