Goose Bay Airport is a major international airport located in Goose Bay, Labrador on Canada’s East Coast, and was opened in 1941. While its primary function at the time was to serve as a military runway during World War II, it has progressed over the years to become one of the largest commercial airports in Eastern Canada with over 95,000 passengers passing through it each year.
On April 30, 2010, the Honorable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defense, announced the funding for this new infrastructure project that not only included financing for the Airport upgrade and expansion, but also for improvements to the Trans-Labrador Highway. It is a part of a $31 million project investment by the government of Canada and the provincial governments of Labrador and Newfoundland.
Flannery worked closely with General Contractor to provide a number of aluminum trims for both Gypsum Wallboard Assemblies and Special Wall Panels utilized throughout the airport terminal. We provided several thousand lineal meters of Drywall Reveal (DWR 50-75) and Drywall F-Molds (DWRF 50-75) for the gypsum wallboard assemblies as well as 350 pre-fabricated intersections.
For the special wall panels that were found along the lower part of each terminal wall, Flannery provided Channel Screeds (PCS 50-75) and F-Molds (FPM 50-75) as well as an additional 320 pre-fabricated intersections. Flannery developed custom intersections that allowed for a clean transition between the reveals along the gypsum walls and the reveals along the special wall panels.
The Goose Bay Airport expansion project was Flannery’s furthest “overland” shipment ever made with a total travel distance of 7,400 km (that’s 4,600 miles here in the U.S.).