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July 12, 2007 | General

Services Grow at Edmonton International Airport

Edmonton – Services at Edmonton International Airport are expanding to meet the increasing demands of our region. Executive Flight Centre, a Fixed Base Operator currently operating at Edmonton International Airport, is expanding its refuelling and maintenance services, and two new additions, Globemaster Air Cargo Limited and Rocky Mountain Car Wash, have stepped into the Airlinks Business and Cargo Parks to provide expanded cargo and customer services.

Executive Flight Centre:

Executive Flight Centre, an aviation refueling company operating in eight locations in western Canada, is building a new 55,000 square foot Fixed Base Operator (FBO) hangar at Edmonton International Airport. The new hangar will house Executive Flight Centre’s expanded services as well as provide almost 14,000 square feet of private hangar space to Cathton Holdings. Cathton Holdings, a privately owned, Edmonton-based corporation, has operated corporate aircraft from Edmonton International Airport for over 20 years.

“We have seen tremendous growth in our operations at the International Airport,” offers Dean Buckland, Vice President of Executive Flight Centre. “We feel this growth will continue, and therefore have committed substantial capital to further enhance services at this airport.”

Globemaster Air Cargo Limited:

Globemaster, a local company with a regional focus, is pioneering a new cargo route and will provide the only scheduled, all-cargo service across northern Alberta and British Columbia. Founded by St. Albert resident Rick Moreau, Globemaster will operate a twin-engine turbo prop Beech 1900 out of Edmonton International Airport for their northern route, which includes Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Fort St. John, Fort Nelson and Calgary. The Beech 1900 can carry a payload of up to 5,500 pounds and has a maximum speed of 310 mph.

Rocky Mountain Car Wash:

Rocky Mountain Car Wash, founded by Edmonton-area resident Sam Osman, combines the amenities of a full-service car cleaning facility with the economy and convenience of self-serve bays. The car wash, located in Airlinks Business Park, will combine 10 self-service bays, a touchless car wash bay, an oversized-truck wash bay, a two-bay lube centre, and a Robin’s Donuts in 15,000 square feet of commercial space.

The architecture design by A&E Architectural & Engineering Group Inc. will create an impressive welcome at the gateway to the airport. A rocky mountain theme, including stone and stucco exterior walls complete with gables, vaulted roof and a fireplace inside, was designed with Alberta’s mountain landscape in mind. Edmonton-based Synergy Projects Ltd. will lead the construction of this unique building. Ground breaking for the car wash will be early September, with a grand opening expected in mid-December of this year.

Services at Edmonton International Airport have been expanding as passenger numbers have steadily increased to over 4 million annually. “The influx of new developments into Airlinks Business and Cargo Parks is an indicator of strong regional economic growth,” states Scott Clements, President and CEO of Edmonton Airports. “New developments and services are integral to supporting new air services and air travellers, and to enhancing the local economy.”

Edmonton Airports is a not-for-profit organization mandated to manage the region’s airport assets on behalf of and in the best interest of the community.

For Furthero Information:
Executive Flight Centre:
Dean Buckland at (403) 291-2825
Globemaster:
Ken Watkins at (780) 890-7877
Rocky Mountain Car Wash:
Hesham Elfar at (780) 434-9494