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Edmonton Shell AeroCentre 2 celebrates grand opening

The Edmonton Shell AeroCentre, in collaboration with Edmonton International Airport (EIA), has announced the completion of Shell AeroCentre 2, a premier new facility offering 43,200 square feet of hangar space and 24,000 square feet of passenger lounges, office and shop space.


June 4, 2015
By Shell Aero

“We are excited to have a new facility to offer to aircraft owners,” says David Robertson, President of YEG Aerocentre Inc. With enhanced passenger lounges designed to meet Edmonton’s rapidly growing economy and expanding charter business in the Oil & Gas and Mining sectors, AeroCentre 2 offers a 20 passenger VIP lounge for clients and pilots with their own aircraft, an up-scale 150 seat area for air charter passengers and a premier 400 seat, secured passenger lounge for larger groups.
 
EIA has extended Taxiway Romeo to tie into Shell AeroCentre 2’s new apron, designed by MMM Construction to handle Code C aircraft like Boeing’s 737.
 
“We are really grateful to YEG Aerocentre Inc. for constructing such a great facility to support the surging private and charter aviation growth at EIA. The increased refueling capacity is also a supporting component of our Port Alberta development,” says Myron Keehn, Vice President Commercial Development at EIA.
 
Construction of Shell AeroCentre 2 was managed by Petra Holdings of Leduc.  All office and shop space in the new facility is fully leased, with renovated and expanded space still available at Shell AeroCentre 1.  Lease tenants include Davis Aircraft Services, an aircraft maintenance organization certified to work on US registered aircraft, and Newton Aviation, also providing maintenance service from the new location.
In operation since 1979, the Edmonton Shell AeroCentre was EIA’s inaugural fueling company. To this day, the Shell brand is linked to product quality and innovation. “This is an important milestone for Edmonton International Airport and Shell AeroCentre. The launch of operations at a second facility marks continued growth with capacity to meet increased demand,” says Lyle Witkowicz, Operations Manager, Americas, Shell Aviation. “Ours is a partnership based on many shared values including safety, supply security, and customer service.”