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Wabush Airport Apron Expansion and Parallel Taxiway

Creating jobs and connecting Canadians

  • $30M

    Project Value

  • Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador

    Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador

Enhancing the safety and security for users of the Wabush Airport

As a vital part of Newfoundland and Labrador’s transportation network, it is imperative that Wabush Airport’s infrastructure be safe, secure, and capable of accommodating the demands of air carriers and general aviation operators. When it became clear in 2012 that the airport’s existing infrastructure—particularly the runway and terminal apron—could not support a significant increase in passage movements since 2002, Transport Canada came to us for help.

Guided by Transport Canada’s updated recommendations and guidelines, as well as the Obligations of Operator and Airport Operations Manual guidelines, we regraded the area to provide proper drainage, designed a spring flood control system, constructed a new parallel taxiway, and expanded the main terminal apron to accommodate the forecast peak demand of scheduled and charter flights, as well as itinerant general aviation aircraft.

Ongoing drainage issues in the spring and a shortened construction season challenged our team throughout the nearly two-year construction. Our highly skilled airport specialized team of civil, electrical, and geotechnical engineers conducted a full risk assessment of the site during the conceptual design stage and developed a plan to take care of these issues. As a result, these challenges were surmounted to complete the project on time and on budget. 

At a Glance

Meet Our Team

Dave Dargie, Vice President, Aviation Engineering Manager

It’s my job to collaborate with owners and operators to design safe and efficient airports to enhance our air travel experience.
Dave Dargie Vice President, Aviation Engineering Manager Read More

Eric Lafleur, Electrical Engineer

The best part of working through a complex problem is tapping into the knowledge and expertise of my Stantec colleagues across the country.

Leslie Merrithew, Associate, Office Leader

The most rewarding part of my job is when a client or coworker calls me up and wants me on a project—it means I made a positive impression, and I’m a valued team player.

Cheryl White, Electrical Engineer

The first step in exceeding your customer's expectations is to know those expectations.

Dave Dargie

Vice President, Aviation Engineering Manager

Eric Lafleur

Electrical Engineer

Leslie Merrithew

Associate, Office Leader

Cheryl White

Electrical Engineer

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