Kamloops Airport goes wireless for safety

The Kamloops Airport will be installing a new wireless technology that will track and record runway conditions.

KAMLOOPS — Fulton Field is set to become even more electronically advanced thanks to a piece of equipment that will allow staff to check on runway conditions wirelessly.

The safety equipment will provide wireless reporting and recording of runway conditions and is the latest improvement made possible through the Airports Capital Assistance Program, a federal funding initiative.

More than $3.6 million has been invested in 10 different projects at the Kamloops Airport since the inception of the program, including $21,442 for the reporting system and $544,310 in March for a shelter to house emergency vehicles and equipment and more than $900,000 in 2011 for that equipment. Last year more than $146,000 was put towards de-icing equipment and a snowplow truck.

“This funding will enhance the safety of all those who use this airport,” member of Parliament Cathy McLeod said in a release last week. “The Kamloops Airport is a vital gateway for local residents, businesses, trade and tourism.”

Mayor Peter Milobar is pleased to see a system that will help improve airport operations.

“This system will support our airport’s improved operations and ensure greater service, as well as our commitment to safety.”

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