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Sunwest becomes Shell AeroCentre-branded FBO in Calgary

Sunwest Aviation Ltd. becomes the official Shell AeroCentre at the Calgary International Airport. Sunwest offers over 110,000 square feet of hangar space and five acres of ramp space at its headquarters in Calgary, which is situated in close proximity to the main terminal at the Calgary Airport.

December 17, 2018  By Wings Staff

Sunwest Aviation operates a versatile fleet of 45 jet and turboprop aircraft bases in Calgary

In addition to its range of FBO services, such as flight handling, aircraft storage, de-icing, and aircraft maintenance, Sunwest’s Calgary facility offers Shell Aviation fueling for aircraft of all sizes.

“This is an exciting development for us and solidifies our position as a leading FBO service provider in Calgary,” said Mike Gocal, Sunwest’s chief operating officer. “We have excellent facilities and have been consistently increasing the value we provide the aviation community.”

In addition to distributing Shell Aviation products, Sunwest is approved to perform maintenance on both Canadian- and American-registered aircraft. “Earlier this year, our MIP [Maintenance Implementation Procedure] received approval from Transport Canada and that was a big step towards becoming a full-scale FBO, as it allows us to perform maintenance on FAA-registered aircraft,” said Trevor Yuschyshyn, Sunwest’s director of maintenance.

Gocal explains, with this new services expansion, aircraft charter and management services will remain as two of Sunwest’s primary business lines. “Expanding into Fixed Base Operations allows us to leverage our facilities and the strong relationships that we’ve built over the past 30 years,” he said.



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