Porter Airlines, which pulled out of North Bay last year, has announced a big investment at the Sudbury Airport.
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Glenn Thibeault, MPP for Sudbury, made the announcement today.
Porter Airlines will get more than $50,000 to help establish a new maintenance facility at the Greater Sudbury Airport. The project includes improvements that will allow Porter to service its fleet of 29 Bombardier Q400 aircraft. The project will create eight new full-time positions at the airport.
Through funding from Ontario’s Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, Greater Sudbury Airport is receiving support for upgrades to its water system throughout the property. The new infrastructure will ensure adequate supplies of water to meet fire suppression standards and clean and safe drinking water are available at all current and future airport facilities. The increased capacity will allow the airport to expand and grow for existing and prospective airport clients and services says a government news release.
"NOHFC's support of Porter's investment in a Sudbury aircraft maintenance base shows how the private sector can work with government to benefit local economies," said Paul Moreira, Chief Operating Officer, Porter Airlines. "Our eight maintenance team members have an excellent, new hangar facility at Sudbury Airport for doing daily service on our fleet of Bombardier Q400 aircraft."