Nova Scotia

Feds invest $363k in Sydney airport upgrades

The money will be used to purchase a runway condition reporting system and replace an emergency power system.
The upgrades will improve safety at the airport. (CBC)

The federal government is spending $363,000 to help make the JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport safer.

The money will be used to purchase a runway condition reporting system and replace an emergency power system.

Scott Armstrong, the Member of Parliament for Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley, made the announcement Sunday.

He said the equipment is vital to the overall service offered at the airport. He adds it will be easier to attract more customers and airlines after the upgrades.

Doug Peach, chair of the Sydney Airport Authority, lauded the government for the investment.

The airport is also undergoing upgrades to its security area, waiting area and washroom facilities.

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