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Runway Projects

Runway End Safety Areas

Safety is at the core of everything we do at YVR which is why we are proactively investing $150 million to build Runway End Safety Areas (RESAs) on all runways at YVR over the next three years.

RESAs are specialized areas at the end of a runway that protect passengers and reduce the severity of damage to an aircraft in the unlikely event of an overrun or undershoot.

YVR is following international standards. We are building 300-metre RESAs on our parallel runways—double the proposed Canadian safety standards.

Summer Runway Repair Program

Summer is best suited for airside paving and electrical projects. The summer runway repair schedule below provides a forecast of South Runway closures at YVR for maintenance activities. Exact dates of future runway closures will be posted as project details and work schedules are confirmed.

  • 2018: 3-week closure or up to 8-weeks for annual maintenance.

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