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Latest News From Boundary Bay

See you in Tampa January 19 - 22, 2016

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See you in Tampa January 19 - 22, 2016

NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference.

Join Us at Booth # 624

New Hangar

Brand New, State of the Art Hangar Available for Lease !!

 

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New Fuel Provider - World Fuel Services

Effective December 15th , we have a new fuel provider – World Fuel Services. WFS

 

 

 

Contract Fuel is available. Please pre-arrange fuel releases with World Fuel dispatch.

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It's a little airport no more

Re-activated runway is latest upgrade Alpha has undertaken at Boundary Bay Airport. RW Reactivation

It shouldn't be referred to as Delta's little airport anymore.
 
That's what Mayor Lois Jackson had to say at an event at Boundary Bay Airport Wednesday to celebrate the re-activation of runway 12/30. Originally used in the Second World War, an upgraded and reopened 656-foot stretch now connects to a main runway, increasing its landing capacity to 4,406 feet to allow a safer and more efficient separation and movement of aircraft.
 
The $1.84-million project, which also includes drainage and lighting work, is the latest in a series of major upgrades since Alpha Aviation assumed responsibility as operator of the municipally-owned airport in 2004. The upgrades, which included the construction of a new hangar, have transformed Boundary Bay into a significant regional airport, Jackson said.
 
"As we know, many small airports in this province are struggling to fund aging airport infrastructure. We are very thankful to have an airport operator willing to make an investment in our airport, investments that have improved safety, enhanced capacity and increased tax revenue for all Delta," the mayor said.
 
Jackson noted that since Alpha Aviation took over, Delta has seen an increase in property tax revenue from $142,000 to $2 million annually.
 
"This project, combined with the other recent investments, are helping to transform our little airport, as I've always called it, into a first-class regional airport like we have all envisioned it to be," she said. Noting the longer runway configuration will allow for straighter approaches and, thus, less noise over populated areas, Alpha Aviation president and CEO Fred Kaiser said the partnership with Delta has resulted in ongoing and significant development of the airport. "We're proud of having made the progress and we're by no means there as of yet. There's a lot of steps to be taken going forward and this step of the runway reactivation is one of those. We're happy about it because we're making the airport safer, better and increased utilization."
 
The airport was originally re-activated in 1983, but it wasn't until 1997 that Delta purchased it from Transport Canada for $10. At that time, it already had an operator, the Boundary Bay Airport Corporation.
 
The relationship between Delta and that company soured to the point where the municipality tried to terminate the lease. Alpha Aviation would eventually take over and its relationship with Delta has been much rosier, to the point where it received a lease extension until 2099.
 
In 2011, Delta agreed to a request by Alpha to lease lands that don't have direct access to the airport apron or runways for a wider range of users, including warehousing, wholesaling and distribution, as well as business park office uses. The first non-aviation business to set up shop there was BC Fresh.
 
Alpha Aviation later received a proposal from the Dayhu Group of Companies to construct commercial distribution warehousing. Rather than lease the site on Churchill Street from Alpha, Dayhu requested to purchase the 18.4-hectare (46-acre) parcel from Delta, which was granted after the municipality received permission from Transport Canada.
 
The land sale generated cash that was divided between Alpha and Delta and the proceeds are going back into airport infrastructure projects.
 
The airport sees over 200,000 takeoffs and landings every year, making it one of the busiest in Canada. It's home to several aviation operations, including flight training schools and flying clubs.
 
In 2006, Delta received a provincial grant to extend one of the runways that allowed for small commuter and business traffic. The latest extension project now gives air traffic controllers greater flexibility in managing the traffic.
 
Jackson also noted ongoing plans for the airport lands include an emergency operations centre, a project that could see construction begin in 2017.
 
 

COPA for Kids - September 26, 2015

The COPA for Kids Junior Aviator Program is operated by the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association.  The mission of the program is to provide a motivational aviation experience, featuring a flight briefing and a demonstration flight in an airplane. The flights are provided by COPA pilots to any youth aged 8 – 17 wishing to participate. There is absolutely no cost to the participants and they will enjoy an unforgettable experience.

 

Many youth introduced to flying through COPA For Kids and its predecessor programs have gone on to get their pilot licences and are now flying young people themselves!

 

The National COPA website has more information on COPA For Kids. http://www.copaforkids.org/content/index.cfm?page=Welcome

 

COPA Flight 5 Boundary Bay Flying Club, based at Delta Heritage Air Park, participates in the program. They were second highest in all of Canada in number of kids flown in 2012 and have already flown more than 250 kids in 2013! Read about it

 

The last COPA For Kids Flight was held Saturday 16 May 2015 in warm sunny weather at Boundary Bay Airport. Over 90 kids were flown.

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Boundary Bay FBO at the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference

 

It was by far one of the best NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference to date; it seems that each year there are more attendees, more exhibitors and overall many more business prospects.

 

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Quarter Century Aviation Club networking event

Boundary Bay Regional Airport would like to extend its appreciation and thanks to the Quarter Century Aviation Club for being such great hosts and inviting us as guest speakers for their monthly event. Mark Duncan, our Business Development Consultant, presented a well rounded historical evolution of our airport and our future business plans of Boundary Bay Airport. With special thanks to all the members of Quarter Century Aviation Club, we look forward to future events.

 

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Jan 20 2015

75th Battle of Britain Commemorative Parade

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Display of model airplanes

Please visit our main terminal at the airport to view model planes.

Alpha Aviation appreciates Modeller Dan Ryan for displaying his airplanes.

 

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Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Alpha Aviation and Boundary Bay Air Services proudly participated in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup mission on Sep 25th 2014. Here is a sneak peek of our adventure-Pictures!

 

Every year, tens of thousands of Canadians take action against shoreline litter by participating in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited. Jointly led by the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF, this initiative focuses on educating and empowering people to make a difference through community cleanup events.

 

Today, the Shoreline Cleanup is one of the largest environmental events in Canada and the third largest cleanup in the world.

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