Mohawk College/Hamilton International seek operator
May 25, 2010 By Mohawk College Enterprise
May 25, 2010, Hamilton – The John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (hi) and Mohawk College Enterprise (MCE) are seeking a qualified flight school operator interested in establishing a comprehensive flight school at hi's Hamilton location. The intended goal is the establishment of a strong flight school that offers various programs in partnership with Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology. The flight school is envisioned as a central component of a longer term goal to establish this Hamilton location as the leading aviation training centre for Ontario, with the provision of a range of integrated services to support the aviation sector.
hi and MCE are looking for an innovative business partner with qualifications to establish a successful flight school at the airport. The successful proponent must be interested in entering into a long-term agreement with hi. It is also anticipated that the successful proponent will be amenable to working with Mohawk College to ultimately offer a range of credentialing and career development opportunities in air transportation. A separate agreement will be negotiated with Mohawk College to establish the parameters for the development and delivery of educational offerings and supporting services.
The initial focus is the establishment of a comprehensive flight training program at hi, to train private and commercial pilots, with the ultimate goal of integrating additional amenities such as maintenance programs, fixed base operator services, etc. The target date for opening of the aviation training centre is negotiable, although a fall 2010 start is the preferred option. The successful proponent will be offered the opportunity to lease a parcel of property for the development of hangar facilities, classroom facilities, and other support infrastructure as required to make their business viable at hi over the long term. Short-term facilities (1 – 5 years) are available to support flight school operations, while construction of the new facility is ongoing. The initial term of the agreement is expected to be 5 years, with subsequent renewal opportunities at five-year intervals
Please contact Marla Robinson, Senior Business Development Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your expression of interest and to receive any updates to this Request for Proposal. Should you have any further questions contact Marla at 905-667-6230.