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December 12, 2008 – Federal Government Improves Safety At Whitehorse International Airport

Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport recently took delivery of a new Oshkosh Striker 1500 Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting vehicle. The vehicle features a 680 hp engine that can accelerate the truck to 50 mph in 25 seconds. The vehicle also features a 6100 litre water capacity, 855 litre foam tank, 204 kg dry chemical capacity and 1419/2838 litre-per-minute bumper and roof turrets.

Whitehorse Airport

Eagle Airfield Ltd. is pleased to have worked with the airport to provide equipment that will contribute to the safety of air services in northern territories.

News Release

Transport Canada LogoGovernment of Canada logo
No. PNR 003/08
For release – December 12, 2008

WHITEHORSE, YK – The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Nunavut, celebrated the completion of safety improvements at the Whitehorse International Airport.

“Our Government is dedicated to ensuring the safety and security for all Canadians,” said Minister Aglukkaq. “Our government’s contribution of a new airport rescue vehicle to the Whitehorse International Airport reaffirms our continued commitment to the safety of air services in our northern territories.”

“The safety of air travellers and those who work at our airports is a top priority for our Government,” said Canada’s Transport Minister, the Honourable John Baird. “This investment has strengthened safety at the Whitehorse International Airport, contributing to stronger air transportation for all northerners.”

Through the Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP), the Government of Yukon has benefited from over $9.9 million in funding for eight projects at three airports.

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