A new general aviation facility is in the works for Edmonton International Airport (YEG) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where GA traffic has increased 61%.
Edmonton-based Airside Properties Ltd. will build a custom designed aviation complex, which will be approximately 300,000 square feet when complete. The new facility will have hangar and office pods connected to an FBO.
Designed by Dialog Design of Edmonton, the complex will cater to the growing need for aircraft storage and maintenance facilities at the airport for aircraft ranging from corporate jets to Boeing 737s, officials said. The first three pods will be between 26,000 to 32,000 square feet in size. York Realty Inc. of Edmonton is managing the aviation-related leasing opportunities.
The full-service FBO will serve hangar tenants and itinerant air traffic. The FBO will provide a complete range of passenger and crew amenities including: a passenger lobby; pilot lounge and quiet rooms, pre-flight briefing and weather room; conference room; catering; ground support equipment and on-site aircraft maintenance. The FBO brand and fuel supplier will be announced at a later date.
The airport has completed the land servicing for the new aviation park, which will break ground next spring. The land development reflects the airport’s commitment to ensure the infrastructure is in place to support a flourishing general aviation sector, airport officials said, noting that year over year, general aviation activity has increased more than 61%.
“We’re really pleased to welcome Airside Properties Ltd. to EIA,” said Reg Milley, the airport’s president & CEO. “This innovative new facility will help serve the growing need for general and corporate aviation services in our region.”
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