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Runway restoration complete


Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport recently re-opened runway 06-24 following an extensive rehabilitation earlier this summer. Billy Bishop Airport’s executive vice-president Gene Cabral was joined by representatives from Porter Airlines, Greater Toronto Airways, Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA), Toronto Island Pilot’s Association (TIPA), WSP Canada Inc. and Pave-Al Limited to participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the major milestone in the Billy Bishop Airfield Rehabilitation Project – the resurfacing of runway 08-26 and the full reconstruction of runway 06-24. The three-year rehabilitation initiative which began earlier this summer is necessary to replace existing aging civil and electrical infrastructure to modernize the airport. The work also includes replacing the runway lighting to energy-efficient LED lighting, restoration of the runway and reconfiguring taxiways.
Pictured (l-r) Bojan Drakul, senior project manager, Aviation, WSP Canada Inc., Daniel Boccia, vice-president, Pave-Al Limited, Cheryl Marek, Southern Ontario director, Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA), Gene Cabral, executive vice-president, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and PortsToronto, Chris Nowrouzi, president and CEO, Greater Toronto Airways, Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines and David Sprague, Toronto Island Pilot’s Association.