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Fanshawe Aviation receieves Falcon 10

In June 2018, a special event was held at Fanshawe College's Norton Wolf School of Aviation Technology at the London International Airport in London, ON. This event marked the donation of a Dassault Falcon 10 jet to the school.


July 3, 2018
By Tim Anderson
Norton Wolf School of Aviation’s new Falcon 10 jet donated by Joe Carapella of Tricar. (Photo John Sing

The donation of the Falcon 10 was made possible by the generosity of the aircraft’s owner, Joe Carapella, president of The Tricar Group. Carapella and his wife Lyn wish to empower others to make a difference in the growth of the city they proudly call home.

“Over the years, London has provided us tremendous opportunity,” said Carapella. “Our hope is that this aircraft helps provide the students of Fanshawe College that same opportunity to succeed. This is about giving back.”

During the donation ceremony, Vertha Coligan, dean of the Faculty of Technology at Fanshawe, said, “The Falcon 10 gives students more opportunity to master their technical skills at Fanshawe’s Norton Wolf School of Aviation Technology. We are very grateful to own an aircraft that will play an important role in equipping our students to be job-ready.”

The donated jet represents a $1 million contribution to the school and the 17th aircraft in Fanshawe’s fleet. It is also the third major contribution to the college in last year following a De Havilland DHC-7 in June of 2017 and a Sikorsky S76 helicopter in May of this year.