By Wings Staff
Skyservice Business Aviation Inc. continued its expansion as one Canada’s leading providers of business-aviation services with the purchase of the Muskoka Aircraft Center Hangar facility and Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) in Gravenhurst, Ontario.
The 60,000-square-foot hangar at Muskoka Airport provides Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services, complementing Skyservice’s current presence in Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. In a matter of weeks, Skyservice is also scheduled to open its new, second facility at Toronto Pearson airport.
Skyservice explains its new Muskoka facility will focus on providing maintenance services on regional, commercial and corporate aircraft. “With over 35 years of expertise in maintenance services, our highly skilled team is looking forward to delivering a world class customer experience in the Muskoka area,” said Emlyn David, president and CEO of Skyservice. “The Muskoka location is a one-stop shop for all aircraft needs, with safety and service excellence at the forefront.”
“We are flattered that Skyservice has selected our community,” said John Klinck, chair, District of Muskoka. “Our Airport Board of Directors, Council and staff look forward to working with the management team at Skyservice to facilitate a smooth transition and leverage further aviation-related employment opportunities here in Muskoka.”
In March 2019, Porter Airlines began flying a summer schedule to Muskoka Airport, operating twice weekly on Thursdays and Mondays between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Muskoka Airport, from June 27 to September 3.
The Muskoka Airport (CYQA), a Transport Canada-certified facility is operated by the District Municipality of Muskoka. The airport operates 24 hours a day all year round as a Canada Customs Airport of Entry. Its main runway is 6,000 feet long, 150 feet wide and was fully reconstructed in 2015. Skyservice explains the airport is rated for use by all business class jets and most narrow-bodied commercial airliners.