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July 12, 2007 | General

Edmonton – Executive Flight Centre (EFC) has invested $ 5 million into a new facility at Edmonton International Airport (EIA), to cater to charter, tier three operators, business and corporate jets, and small commercially owned and private aircraft. Executive Flight Centre has been in business over 25 years as a fixed base operator (FBO) providing a wide range of aviation services, including its core business of supplying aviation fuel.

North Cariboo Air, one of the main tenants and key clients at Executive Flight Centre, is a long established charter company with a wide ranging fleet that services primarily Western Canada and the United States.

Cathton Aviation privately owns and operates a Falcon 900 from their hangar facility adjacent to Executive Flight Centre.

Ken Lett, President and CEO of Executive Flight Centre, notes that, “The current economic climate is very healthy and looks stable for the next 10 years and with the committed capital projects in the north well over $ 100 billion we thought is was timely to invest in Edmonton. Edmonton International is the Gateway to the North and will be the main staging area for northern development. We are proud of our new facility and the comprehensive services that we provide and look forward to being part of the Edmonton Community.”

North Cariboo Air President, Dan Wuthrich states, “I look forward to another 50 years of providing premium aviation services to Canadians.” He continues, “Our strategic location here at Executive Flight Centre will only help to solidify Edmonton as a key staging point for future economic development in Western Canada. We are very happy to be working with the team from Executive Flight Centre and look forward to being an important contributor to the Edmonton economy.”

“We are pleased that Executive Flight Centre has chosen to expand their operations at EIA,” Reg Milley, President and CEO of Edmonton Airports states. “When a tenant such as Executive Flight Centre invests in our airport it is entirely by choice and permits us to expand our overall services.” The importance of adding new investors and operations is a priority for Milley. “We have the second largest land area of all Canadian airports. By expanding our services, we improve the airport for all our tenants, business partners and travellers. We enjoy a great relationship with EFC, and we extend our sincere congratulations. This expansion is a sign that they feel the relationship is strong as well.”