Runway Enhancement & Safety Upgrades

The Pitt Meadows Airport Society (PMAS) announced the approval of YPK’s Safety Upgrade and Runway Enhancement project.

The project will have four main elements:

  • The addition of new cabling and runway lighting, including precision approach instruments for landing.
  • The installation of a new lighting control panel in the Control Tower.
  • A 300-foot extension to the primary runway from 4,700 ft. to 5,000 ft.
  • The addition of Runway End Safety Areas (RESAs) to the primary runway.

 

Runway Enhancement Project Update *As of December 14, 2016:

  • Pre-load has been placed on the east end of runway 26L and will continue to settle until early spring of 2017
  • Runway edge lights have been re-wired and replaced with LED lighting
  • Wiring for the Omni Directional Approach Lighting System (ODALs) have been installed for runway 08R
  • Wiring for the Precision Approach Path Indicators (PAPI’s) and platforms have been installed

 

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The proposed project has four main elements

  • The addition of new cabling and runway lighting.
  • The installation of a new lighting control panel in the control tower.
  • A 300-foot extension to the primary runway (from 4,700 ft. to 5,000 ft.).
  • The addition of Runway End Safety Areas (RESAs) to the primary runway.

YPK is proposing to undertake this project for two reasons

  1. To ensure YPK operates under the most current safety and regulatory standards;
  2. To enhance the ability to safely accommodate a wider variety of aircraft at YPK.

The addition of Runway End Safety Areas for aircraft overrunning or undershooting, as well as upgrading lighting and cabling, will improve safety for pilots and the airport community. The runway extension will allow YPK to safely accommodate a wider variety of aircraft. These aircraft can currently take off and land at YPK, however extending the runway by 300 feet and adding a RESA will make it safer for them to do so under a wider array of weather and load conditions.