The Airdrie AirPark  is recognized as an important organization within the community and region. The facility plays a key role in Alberta’s Community Airport network as a vital part of supporting the transportation infrastructure and Alberta’s burgeoning economy.

The Airdrie AirPark works closely with a number of key local, aviation and government stakeholders including:

  • City of Airdrie
  • Rocky View County
  • NavCanada
  • Transport Canada
  • Calgary Airport Authority

The three major airports in the Calgary area – Calgary International (YYC), Springbank and Airdrie – continue to work together to ensure smooth air traffic operations at all airports while making the most efficient, integrated use of the combined airspace alongside the realization of each airport’s economic potential. YYC is supportive of the AirPark’s direction and vision.

NavCanada is the country’s sole provider of air navigational services (ANS). As such, the AirPark continues to work closely with the ANS provider to ensure the safe and efficient use of the airspace within a roughly 50 nautical mile radius of the ANS tower at the Calgary International Airport. The alignment of Runway 12/30, along a roughly N/W – S/E orientation, permits utilization of local airspace for IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) aircraft.

Transport Canada is the Federal Government agency whom oversees aviation safety and security throughout the country. Airdrie AirPark has fostered strong relations with the organization and continues to stay abreast of on-going regulatory developments. The AirPark continues to meet or exceed the department’s airport requirements.

The Airdrie AirPark facility provides huge economic and social benefits to the region by providing a base/ location or access for the following users:

  • Light and medium-sized charters
  • Fixed and rotary wing operators and businesses
  • Civil Air Search and Rescue Operations / Civil Disaster Air Relief
  • Law Enforcement (HAWCS, RCMP), EMS, STARS and City Emergency Responders
  • Flying training organizations and Recreational aviation enthusiasts
  • Events (not-for-profit and for-profit) such as Air Shows, Festivals, concerts, weddings, etc.
  • Corporate
  • Aircraft Maintenance and Support
  • Community Organizations
  • Aviation and Non-Aviation Industrial, Commercial, Retail, Research & Educational

The Airport continues to be a good corporate business and is an important, positive economic contributor to the Community. It is considered a valuable asset to the Community and is essential to the City of Airdrie’s identity and growth.