Chartright opens FBO at Lake Simcoe Regional Airport
July 5, 2022 By Wings Staff
Chartright Air Group on June 28 announced it has opened a facility to provide Fixed-Base Operator services to the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (YLS), situated outside of the Greater Toronto Area toward cottage country.
The Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (LSRA) notes the addition of the Chartright FBO enables its 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 also operate a full-service aircraft maintenance organization with a focus on turbine/jet aircraft. The company and LSRA also anticipate that a full-service FBO, particularly one of Canada’s largest operators of private jet aircraft, will act as a catalyst for future investment at the airport.
“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, Chartright Air Group President. “We look forward to welcoming customers to our new facility at Lake Simcoe Regional Airport.”
Chartright’s 34,000-square-foot FBO and hangar facility at LSRA features a large modern lobby, passenger and crew lounges, pilot snooze rooms, a meeting room, and weather and flight planning facilities, which can accommodate aircraft up to the size of the Global 7500.
“We’re excited to welcome Chartright Air Group to the LSRA,” said George Cornell, County of Simcoe Warden. “When we became the majority shareholder in the airport in 2020, County Council committed to ensuring that the Airport would soon become an economic engine for our region. With a growing business park, new labour opportunities, partnerships, and expansion of our infrastructure, we’re truly seeing our investments take flight. We thank Chartright for choosing Simcoe County and bringing jobs, business, and visitors to our region.”
Richard Norcross, County of Simcoe Councilor and Lake Simcoe Regional Airport Board Chair, added: “We are pleased to see the expansion and progress at the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport. Through continued investment, combined with strong partners like Chartright Air Group, we know that our vision to have the LSRA fuel our regional economy is on the right path.”