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Billy Bishop airport wins award for rehab project

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Billy Bishop airport wins award for rehab project

TORONTO—Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport has received an Environmental Achievement Award for Best Innovative Project for its implementation of the three-year Airfield Rehabilitation Program.

The 2019 Environmental Achievement Awards, presented by the Airports Council International, were given out at the Airports@Work Conference held recently in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Established in 1997, the annual awards recognize airports that strive to protect and preserve the environment through their programs, initiatives and projects.

The Airfield Rehabilitation Program modernized the airfield with sustainable infrastructure that included a complete LED lighting and sign retrofit that has reduced energy usage by 75 per cent and the construction of a Ground Run-up Enclosure facility that has almost eliminated noise impacts in the community associated with high-power aircraft engine run-up operations, indicates a release.

The project also incorporated measures to reduce the impact of construction on the environment, the community and on airport operations.

“From the Airfield Rehabilitation Program’s inception to its completion, every aspect of the program was thoughtfully planned and executed by the Billy Bishop Airport team and its partners to mitigate project-related construction impacts on airport operations, the community and the environment,” said Gene Cabral, executive vice-president, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, in a statement.

This is the second Environmental Achievement Award for Billy Bishop Airport. In 2017, it won the top award for its Noise Management Program.

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