Runway End Safety Areas at Edmonton International Airport

Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is required to develop Runway End Safety Areas (RESA's) to comply with Transport Canada's requirements under Aerodromes Standards and Recommended Practices (TP 312) 5th Edition.

The objective of a RESA is to have an area free of objects other than frangible visual aids required to be there by function, so as to reduce the severity of damage to an aircraft overrunning or undershooting the runway, and to facilitate the movement of rescue and fire fighting vehicles.

RESA's will be constructed on each end of Runway 12-30 and Runway 02-20 (four areas). Each RESA is designed to be 152.4 meters by 150-300 meters, resulting in a maximum overall disturbance of approximately 183,000 square meters. The project is confined within the fenced airside restricted area. Soil is planned to be removed from the project area and built up with a layer of granular material.


Latest update

February 18, 2020 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Notice of Determination DOCX (16 KB) February 18, 2020


Edmonton Regional Airport Authority
Edmonton International Airport
1, 1000 Airport Road
Edmonton International Airport, AB T9E 0V3
Edmonton International Airport, Alberta T9E 0V3
Telephone: 780-890-8530

  • Location

    • Edmonton International Airport (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Airport and Airfields
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Edmonton Regional Airport Authority
  • Authorities

    • Edmonton Regional Airport Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


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