Aviotec International is part of a team led by Associated Engineering (BC) selected by the Yukon Government's Aviation Branch (YG-AB) to undertake a Functional Plan for the Dawson City Airport.
The Dawson City Airport currently has a 5,008 foot gravel runway and serves one of the Yukon's key tourist areas (the City of Dawson is expected to attain UNESCO World Heritage Site by the summer of 2018) and the now famous Klondike placer gold mining region. Over the past three years (2014-2016), the Airport handled about 10,000 scheduled passengers, as well as, 15,000 Holland-America Princess cruise passengers that take charter flights between Dawson and Fairbanks from May to early September.
The Functional Plan is intended to validate and further assess the findings and recommendations of an Airport Needs Study prepared in 2013 by Aviotec International. The Functional Plan will include socio-economic, regulatory, environmental, operational facilities, infrastructure and engineering assessments associated with the existing and anticipated future conditions, as well as identify, develop concept plans for, cost and prioritize airport infrastructure needs over a 25-year planning horizon.