Ground Run Up Enclosure
On April 12, 2011, Vancouver Airport Authority announced plans to build a state-of-the-art Ground Run-up Enclosure (GRE).
This facility is the first of its kind in Canada and will mitigate noise from engine run-ups on the surrounding communities by absorbing and redirecting sound away from residential areas. Located on the south side of the airport, the main users of the facility will be twin propeller commuter aircraft.
Construction of the GRE and adjoining apron began in April 2011 and the facility officially opened January 11, 2012.