06/17/2012 02:32 EDT | Updated 08/17/2012 05:12 EDT

Federal government to spend $360,000 for improvements at Nova Scotia airport

SYDNEY, N.S. - The federal government will spend more than $360,000 on a Nova Scotia airport for safety-related improvements.

Transport Canada announced Sunday that the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport will receive $363,000 this year as part of a federal fund for capital projects at airports.

A press release says the money will go towards purchasing a runway condition reporting system, as well as replacing an emergency power system.

The Sydney airport is one of 26 airports across the country that will receive money for safety-related improvement projects.

Ottawa plans to spend $25.9 million on the projects in 2012-13.