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Lake Simcoe Regional Airport lands new aircraft maintenance operator

July 9, 2022   ·   0 Comments

A new company at the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport will help provide many new services at the airport.

The addition of Chartright Air Group as a fixed base operator (FBO) enables the Airport to offer a full suite of passenger and aircraft handling services, including baggage handling, on-site customs, complete line service, aircraft cleaning, fueling, de-icing, hangarage, aircraft parking, catering, hotel, and car rental coordination.

Chartright will operate a full-service aircraft maintenance organization with a focus on turbine/jet aircraft. It is anticipated that a full-service FBO, notably one of Canada’s largest operators of private jet aircraft, will act as a catalyst for future investment at the airport.

Chartright’s 34,000 square-foot FBO and hangar facility at the airport features a generous lobby, passenger and crew lounges, pilot snooze rooms, a meeting room, and a weather and flight planning facilities, which is able to accommodate aircraft up to the size of the Global 7500.

Lake Simcoe Regional Airport is situated between Barrie and Orillia in the Township of Oro-Medonte. The airport is among the newest regional airport facilities in Canada.

The County of Simcoe, along with minority shareholder the City of Barrie, continue a planned investment of more than $60 million into service and infrastructure enhancements at the Airport.

Once completed, those investments will provide critical connectivity to markets and knowledge-based resources to encourage investment, create new opportunities for local businesses and tourism operators.

“Lake Simcoe Regional Airport is one of Canada’s newest and best-positioned regional airport facilities and will enable Chartright to better serve the needs of our customers and the aviation community,” said Adam Keller, president of Chartright Air Group. “We look forward to welcoming customers to our new facility at Lake Simcoe Regional Airport.”

The Lake Simcoe Regional Airport is fully serviced by the Canada Border Services Agency and accommodates both international passengers and freight.

By Brian Lockhart

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