Waterville/Kings County Municipal Airport
|Waterville/Kings County Municipal Airport|
|IATA: none – ICAO: none – TC LID: CCW3|
|Operator||Waterville Airport Cooperative Ltd.|
|Location||Waterville, Nova Scotia|
|Time zone||AST (UTC−04:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||ADT (UTC−03:00)|
|Elevation AMSL||119 ft / 36 m|
|Source: Canada Flight Supplement
Movements from Statistics Canada
In March 2014, Kings County councillors voted to close the airport on 30 September in order to permit possible expansion of the Michelin tyre factory immediately to the south of the runway. Michelin has not confirmed any expansion, but had previously stated that due to the "layout and location of its equipment" the only possible direction to expand would be the airport site. County Warden Diana Brothers stated the preemptive action served to avoid "[stifling] a chance for economic growth." and that "If we wait to move the airport first, which could be one or two years down the road, we may miss an opportunity with Michelin."
Warden Brothers also stated that provision of a new civilian airport for local aviators and aviation businesses might be made "so long as there is a positive business case to support relocating it". Different options are now being explored, including the construction of civilian facilities at nearby CFB Greenwood.
To date the municipality has made little progress towards the relocation of the airport and there is concern that once the current airport closes, there will be little municipal or provincial interest in the relocation.
- Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 29 May 2014 to 0901Z 24 July 2014
- Total aircraft movements by class of operation
- Delaney, Gordon (19 March 2014). "Waterville airport to close". Halifax Herald. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
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