The federal government rolled out some support for a Northern Ontario airport on Wednesday.

The Greater Sudbury Airport will receive $261,901 through the Airports Capital Assistance Program for a project to replace regulators at the airport.

The regulator panels supply power and control all airfield signs, navigation aids and airfield lighting.

“The Greater Sudbury Airport is a vital link for residents and businesses in this region. This project will help ensure continued safe airport operation for passengers, flight crews, employees, and medical evacuation and forest fire fighting activities, while contributing to the community’s economic and social well-being,” said Marc Serré, Nickel Belt MP.

“We are extremely pleased and appreciative of the ongoing financial support provided under Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program,” said Todd Tripp, Greater Sudbury Airport CEO.

“The generous contribution of $261,901 will enable the airport to meet safety requirements and ensure we can provide a safe airport experience for all passengers, travellers, staff and airport community.”

“The safety of passengers and employees at our airports is paramount importance to our government, and these investments will ensure the Greater Sudbury Airport will continue to operate safely and efficiently as a vital regional transportation link for residents and businesses,” added Paul Lefebvre, Sudbury MP.