Canada’s Halifax Stanfield Airport completes first year of airfield restoration work


Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia, Canada, has completed the first year of its ten-year airfield restoration programme.

The airport is managed and operated by Canadian airport authority, Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA).

This year, work on the project focused on upgrading deteriorated airfield areas at the airport.

The 2017 project included modification of the South Apron, Taxiway Alpha and Runway 05/23 at Halifax Stanfield Airport.

From June to October, construction work was carried out to maintain the integrity of the airport's high-traffic areas, as well as ensure long-term safety and reliability.

A schedule was designed to minimise the risk associated with adverse weather conditions, such as high winds and / or low visibility.

"We also appreciate the diligent work of HIAA staff and all our contractors, the full cooperation of airlines and all the participating members of the Halifax Stanfield community."

HIAA president and chief executive officer Joyce Carter said: “We would like to thank our passengers and visitors for their patience and understanding during this time.

“We also appreciate the diligent work of HIAA staff and all our contractors, the full cooperation of airlines and all the participating members of the Halifax Stanfield community.”

Other upgrade works and maintenance operations under the airfield restoration programme are underway.

In 2018, the airport will refurbish another section of its Taxiway Alpha and will carry out additional apron enhancement projects.


Image: Representation of Halifax Stanfield International Airport’s airfield restoration programme. Photo: courtesy of HSIA.