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SUDBURY AIRPORT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Greater Sudbury Airport Makes Important Investment in its Operations

(Sudbury, ON) – Greater Sudbury Airport CEO, Todd Tripp, and the Sudbury Airport Community Development Corporation are proud to announce a key investment of over $2 million in acquiring new airfield equipment that will significantly enhance the overall operations of the Greater Sudbury Airport.

The Eagle-CLAAS Xerion 5000 is a new multi-purpose, multi-season, extremely versatile tractor designed to improve an airport’s ability to manage snow and ice in the winter, and road and turf maintenance in the spring, summer and fall. The purchase of the Eagle-Claas includes a Snogo Blower and Metal Pless Maxx Pro Plow attachments. Also, an ATI Snow Mauler integrated with a MB Broom and MB Plow, offer a highly innovative solution for managing the high lifecycle costs of operating airfield equipment.

“We are very excited about this important investment in our operations. The Greater Sudbury Airport is a vital link for the City of Greater Sudbury and surrounding region. In addition to enabling our crews to work more efficiently, the purchase of this state-of-the-art equipment aligns perfectly with our core values of Safety, Quality, Accountability, the Environment, and Sustainability,” said Todd Tripp, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Sudbury Airport.

Using the new equipment for the first snow removal operation of the season, the Greater Sudbury Airport experienced a 60-70% reduction in operator’s time. Operating in extreme weather conditions of Northern Ontario, the Greater Sudbury Airport will continue to measure the efficiencies during the operating season to report what it anticipates as a large return on investment.

“Sudbury’s extensive research and investment in next generation equipment technology clearly demonstrates industry leadership in safe and efficient operations’ strategies” said Steve McKeown, Team Eagle’s CEO.

“As the busiest airport in northeastern Ontario, their commitment to innovation and adoption of advanced technologies will continue to enhance and support their already successful growth” he added.

Media Contact Information:

Jean-Mathieu Chénier
Director, Marketing and Business Development [email protected]
(705) 693 2514 ext. 238

ABOUT THE SUDBURY AIRPORT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

The Sudbury Airport Community Development Corporation is a not-for-profit, non-share Capital Corporation that manages the Greater Sudbury Airport (YSB). The Greater Sudbury Airport is one of Northern Ontario’s busiest and is currently served by Air Canada, Bearskin Airlines, Porter Airlines, and Sunwing Airlines. Air Canada offers daily flights to and from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, which provides worldwide connections, while Porter Airlines offers daily service to and from downtown’s Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, which connects passengers to various Canadian and U.S. destinations. Regular scheduled flights provided by Bearskin Airlines offer air service to and from many Northeastern Ontario centres. Sunwing Airlines offers flights from Greater Sudbury to various sun destinations from December to March.

Cindy Porter
Manager, Marketing and Funding [email protected]
(905) 481 4888

ABOUT TEAM EAGLE

Team Eagle is a world leading supplier of multi-season/multi-function airfield equipment vehicles and accessories; GIS-powered smart devices and sensors that connect every vehicle, asset and person on the airfield to a collaborative working environment; and cloud-based software and data analytic products for real-time situational awareness and reporting regulatory compliance.

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