Aviation & Airport Planning

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    Project Description

    In 2011, the Aviation Branch contracted Inukshuk to investigate the level of interest in acquiring lease lots on the south side of the runway as part of improvement plans for Dawson City Airport. Inukshuk created and administered an on-line survey to reach as many potential lessees as possible. Much of the current demand appeared related to the seasonal mining exploration boom. Inukshuk provided a plan to maximize opportunities for the airport and minimize existing and potential conflict amongst fixed and rotary wing lessees over the long term.

    Client:

     Government of Yukon

  • Dawson Airport

    Project Description

    The study analyzed the current level and type of airport use, determined the source of present demand and forecast future requirements. It also examined whether present operating limitations were constraining market development or restricting airline industry operations.

    Client:

    Government of Yukon

  • yxy market study

    Project Description

    Inukshuk provided research support and local knowledge for this technical study which identified the potential international markets, long haul carriers and aircraft types that can now reach and depart from Whitehorse as a result of the extension of the runway to 2,896 metres.

    Client:

    Government of Yukon

  • Old Crow ATB

    Project Description

    The ATB is the ‘gateway’ to the Yukon’s only community without road access. Inukshuk prepared a functional needs assessment focusing on tenant and passenger needs, cargo handling and CARS operation requirements .

    Client:

    Government of Yukon

  • Schwatka Lake Aviation

    Project Description

    Inukshuk examined the compatibility of land and water uses on Schwatka Lake in the heart of Whitehorse. The lake is the source of drinking water and is used for recreation and as a floatplane base. The study resulted in recommendations to manage shoreline land use and surface water activities.

    Client:

    City of Whitehorse

  • Taxiway G

    Project Description

     Private hangers and other land uses abut this secondary taxiway. Inukshuk interviewed hanger tenants as well as airport managers in other cities, examined the policies regarding use of these lots and developed 3 site development options for the remaining vacant lands.

    Client:

     Government of Yukon

  • Vision 2020: Whitehorse International Airport Development Plan

    Project Description

     Inukshuk coordinated public consultation, identified land use, community issues and tenant operational concerns. The firm coordinated local research and provided practical insight into resident and visitor market opportunities .

    Client:

     Government of Yukon

  • Whitehorse International Airport Parking & Circulation Study

    Project Description

     Inukshuk identified solutions to parking, signage and circulation problems. Airport users were consulted on signage, lot layout, convenience, parking priority and safety issues. This picture illustrates one of our simple sign solutions. The new sign is user-friendly, easier to understand at a distance and has resulted in greater compliance and improved circulation.

    Client:

     Government of Yukon

  • YXY Runway extension

    Project Description

    Inukshuk developed a public consultation program and organized an Open House to explain the expansion plans. Displays, brochures and comment sheets were prepared and concerns researched to ensure public support.

    Client:

    Government of Yukon

  • Air Cargo

    Project Description

     This study provided government and industry with a baseline assessment of the current state of the Yukon’s air cargo and air courier services. Industry health, current service levels, opportunities and constraints to industry development were examined and benchmarked against airport cargo operations in Alaska, BC and the NWT .

    Client:

     Government of Yukon

  • Yukon Airport Fees & Charges Study

    Project Description

     In 2009, Inukshuk produced a comprehensive review of airport fees and charges for Yukon Aviation Branch. The study looked in detail at airport fees in the Yukon, across Canada and Alaska. It also looked at the policy and administrative framework to identify issues and possible solutions, resulting in a wide-ranging set of recommendations.

    Client:

     Government of Yukon