The Government of Yukon is starting construction on a new maintenance facility at the Dawson City airport this summer. Construction costs are estimated at $7.7 million and the facility is slated for completion in summer 2019.
The new maintenance facility will allow airport staff to work in a dry, heated facility year-round and ensure airport equipment is safely stored during cold and inclement weather. The new airport maintenance facility has been incorporated into the planning for paving the Dawson City runway. Having a heated maintenance facility at the airport is required to fulfil the heightened maintenance standards and needs of a paved runway.
Enhancing our aviation industry is important to growing Yukon’s economy. Building a maintenance facility at the Dawson City airport will protect equipment and help the people who keep flights moving in and out of the airport 365 days a year, even when it’s 50 below. This new facility will also support our commitment to paving the Dawson City airport runway.
Minister of Highways and Public Works Richard Mostyn
All the other certified airports in the Yukon, which include Old Crow airport, Watson Lake airport and Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport, have maintenance facilities.