Transport Canada inspects Iqaluit airport


Canada’s federal transport agency conducted a routine inspection of the Iqaluit airport Aug. 20 and 21.

“The audit of Iqaluit airport was one of Transport Canada’s routine audit’s that take place on a regular basis,” Irene Smith, spokeswoman for Transport Canada, said last week.

Such audits take place every three to five years, she said, and are a way of maintaining and improving safety at airports. They typically involve inspectors interviewing key personnel and examining operation procedures like snow removal and important areas like runways, taxi ways and aprons.

Smith would not comment on whether inspectors had cited the airport or any airlines for irregularities or violations because a final report had not yet been produced.

But she said if any deficiencies are discovered, Transport Canada would ensure they are corrected.

Smith could not give a date for the inspection’s final report.

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