Airdrie AirPark was originally built in the early 1940s as a part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) alongside a number of similar facilities constructed throughout southern Alberta to train air crews for the War effort. After its military use, the facility was operated as a recreational airfield by a local family with a strong aviation heritage prior to its acquisition by the current ownership group, Airdrie AirPark Ltd. The Airdrie AirPark (Airport) has been managed, operated and funded by the Airdrie AirPark Owners since December 1997 and has been in continuous operation for over 70 years.
Significant investments continue to be made in the aeronautical and related infrastructure development to provide an excellent aviation facility, poised for extensive development.
Runway 12-30 at 5000′ x 100′ (asphalt) was completed in 2002 replacing the original cross-wind 3-runway layout. Runway 12-30 meets Transport Canada TP312 regulatory standards and is currently maintained to those levels (runway classification 3C). The runway strip was purposefully built to the higher ‘Certified’ airport designation/criteria, of which Airdrie AirPark intend to apply for.
Airdrie AirPark’s mission is to be a premier Aviation Businesspark facility, providing a unique, diverse base for aviation and other industrial and commercial businesses required to accommodate future growth for the community and region.
Upon build-out of the currently proposed development, the AirPark will support over 6,000 employees. The projected number of aircraft movements expected to operate out of the busy AirPark is anticipated to reach over 88,000 movements per annum (average of 240 movements per day).
Airdrie AirPark is a privately-owned Airport facility comprised of 602 ac. of Airport zoned land (to include aviation, industrial and commercial uses), which was annexed into the City of Airdrie in March 2012.
With its extraordinary location at the south east corner in the City of Airdrie, and easy access north of Calgary along QE II Highway and east on Yankee Valley Blvd (TWP Rd 270), exciting development plans and opportunities await at Airdrie AirPark.
Legal Description of the Airport property is: (Portions of the) E 1/2 sec. 35-26-29 W4M and W 1/2 sec. 36-26-29 W4M.
Airdrie Airport/CEF4 is the nearest airport to the Calgary International Airport and is situated roughly 12 km by road NNE of Calgary..