Oshawa council approves new airport business plan

March 07, 2008
March 7, 2008, Oshawa - On Monday, March 3, 2008, Oshawa council approved the 2008–2012 Oshawa Municipal Airport Business Plan. The business plan identifies several key initiatives including a commitment to operate the airport for a minimum of 25 years.

“The 25 year commitment opens the door to new investment opportunities and allows the
airport to fulfill its supporting role as an economic driver of the City, Regional and East GTA
economies” said Cindy Symons-Milroy, Director of Economic Development

The Business Plan provides a solid strategy for maintaining the airport infrastructure in a safe
and responsible manner, minimizing airport costs, maximizing the airport’s relevance to a large
business community while maintaining a balance which allows it to be a good neighbour to the
surrounding community. “The business plan was put together with broad consultation from a
number of stakeholders including aviators, airport tenants, government organizations and
members of the community with an emphasis on building consensus throughout the process”
added Airport Manager Stephen Wilcox

“The Oshawa Airport is an economic driver contributing to the local economy and serving
Durham Business” stated Councillor Louise Parkes

The Oshawa Municipal Airport is an executive level regional airport that functions as a key
component of the Regional transportation infrastructure and has a significant total economic
impact estimated at 430 jobs, $12.3 million in annual taxes and $57.8 million in annual value
added gross domestic product.

Flight training, air ambulance, passenger charter services, freight services, aerial police
operations, aircraft maintenance and aircraft restoration services are all provided at the airport.

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