- Cold-weather anchor installation
- Challenging acoustics
This GRE is used for full power ground runs of commercial and general aviation aircraft, which includes a wide variety of jet and turboprop aircraft that are unique to the region. This GRE also doubles as a deicing facility for YVR’s small aircraft operations. The asymmetric design of the side walls was intentionally designed to provide optimal acoustic performance for nearby communities. The unique cladding and signage on the exterior of the facility presents the airport’s message to the community.