More investment announced for ­Sherbrooke Airport, but no word yet on a carrier

By Gordon Lambie

The provincial government announced just under $300,000 in funding for development work at the Sherbrooke Airport on Monday as a part of various projects meant to help make the facility more attractive to commercial airlines. The financial aid, totaling $297,725, comes through the Programme d’aide québécois pour les infrastructures aéroportuaires régionales (PAQIAR), a government fund dedicated to improving regional airport infrastructure and is a contribution to $747,000 of work that is to be done at the airport over the coming months. Jean-Francois Ouellet, the General Manager of the Sherbrooke airport said that he was encouraged by the show of support from the provincial government. “This shows, without a doubt, that the provincial government is interested in giving airports a hand in the development of regional air service,” Ouellet said explaining that the work that is to be done will include improvement of drainage around the runway, improvement of apron lighting, adjustment of runway sumps, construction of a new wastewater treatment system and the acquisition of a tanker truck and a remote controlled airplane tug. See full story in the Tuesday, Nov. 26 edition of The Record.

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