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They investigated the market potential for increased cargo services and identified the need for a longer runway—in particular, the need to provide a 1,175 m (3,850 ft) extension to Runway 06-24 to offer a total of 3,050 m (10,000 ft) to support Code E aircraft. Code E aircraft include airplanes with a wing span of 52 m – 65 m. Based on the business plan, the design aircraft selected was a Boeing 747-400ER. A fully loaded Boeing 747-400ER aircraft has a maximum take-off weight of 412,770 kg. Atlantic Gateway and Trade Corridor initiative. The GMIAA will be responsible for paying remaining costs related to the $24 million, two-year project. The Last rehabilitated in 1999, the runway runway extension provides GMIA with one of the longest runways in New extension is specifically anticipated In October 2011, GENIVAR was selected by Brunswick and the longest runway of GMIA and their manager of engineering to positively impact and enhance the the three busiest provincial airports. development of international trade, and operations, Vincent Martin, PEng, to the removal of capacity constraints at As the airport’s primary foul weather undertake the design and construction GMIA, improve supply chain efficiency runway, Runway 06-24 provides direct phase services for the Runway 06-24 and productivity; and provide many access to Moncton’s terminal building extension and associated works. regional economic benefits. Associated works included the design and is situated to offer excellent airside access to long-term groundside and construction of a new partial Transport Canada and the provincial parallel and intersecting taxiway (Taxi F), government each provided $4,000,000 development. Past studies have the rehabilitation of existing Taxi C identified this runway as the most towards the extension of Runway 06-24 and associated works under the reliable for high wind and low visibility and the expansion of existing Apron V. The Greater Moncton International Airport's 3,000 metre (10,000 ft.) runway extension was officially opened October 17, 2013, in order to allow the airport to handle larger wide-bodied and heavy aircraft, which will lead to an increase in trade and traffic. From left : Andre Pelletier, chair of the board of directors of the Greater Moncton International Airport Authority; Economic Development Minister Bruce Fitch; Rob Robichaud, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Moncton International Airport Authority; and Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe MP Robert Goguen. conditions and as such, its importance Much like a highway, the design of for the long term success of the runways and taxiways requires strict airport is highly valued. adherence to established design 35 Fall/automne 2013 ENGENUITY