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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
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