The Greater Sudbury Airport received $1 million in funding from the provincial government to help it grow and attract more business.
The funding announcement was made Jan. 17 by Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci. The money comes from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation’s (NOHFC) infrastructure and community development program.
The Sudbury Airport Community Development Corporation intends to develop roughly nine hectares of land to provide resources to general aviation and non-aviation business growth.
The project includes installing water, sewer and electrical services north of the existing air terminal, as well as the development of an apron space to accomodate the loading and parking of up to 30 aircraft. “We are grateful for the NOHFC’s continued support of the Greater Sudbury Airport,” Bob Johnston, CEO of the Greater Sudbury Airport, stated in a press release. “The...project will allow us to continue to meet the demands of the aviation industry, all the while creating business opportunities and jobs in the community.”
In 2009, a $750,000 investment from NOHFC helped the airport build a new 15,000 square-foot hangar.
The new development will provide space for general aviation services, like executive charters, couriers, fire suppression, flying schools and private aircraft owners. “Our government understands that improving transportation infrastructure is vital to the long-term economic prosperity in northern Ontario,” Bartolucci stated in the press release.