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The South Cariboo Regional Airport will be able to better maintain their runway thanks to a donation by the Kamloops Airport Authority Society (KAAS).
On Thursday, KAAS donated a runway sweeper to the South Cariboo Regional Airport in 108 Mile.
The sweeper is mainly used to clear snow to allow flights to land at the airport in winter conditions. It will also help airport staff to clear the runway for medevac and tourists flights that fly through the airport.
The donation was made after KAAS was able to purchase two new runway sweepers for the Kamloops Airport last summer.
“The Kamloops Airport Authority Society was very fortunate to receive funding last year from the Federal Government’s Airports Canada Assistance Program,” said Peter Milobar of KAAS. “We heard that South Cariboo Reginal Airport was in need of one and pleased to support our northern neighbour with a donation of one of our retired sweepers.”
The donated Vohl sweeper, made in 1991, will replace the sweeper currently used at the South Cariboo Regional Airport, which was made in the 1940s.
“This is a welcome addition to our airport and will be extremely helpful in ensuring we continue to provide the best possible services to our airport and the South Cariboo communities," said Mitch Campsall, South Cariboo Regional Airport Commission Chair.