Boundary Bay Airport

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Boundary Bay Airport
Vancouver/Boundary Bay Airport
Boundary Bay Airport Main Terminal
IATA: YDTICAO: CZBB
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Corporation of Delta
Operator Alpha Aviation Inc.
Location Delta, British Columbia
Time zone PST (UTC−08:00)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−07:00)
Elevation AMSL 6 ft / 2 m
Coordinates 49°04′27″N 123°00′27″W / 49.07417°N 123.00750°W / 49.07417; -123.00750Coordinates: 49°04′27″N 123°00′27″W / 49.07417°N 123.00750°W / 49.07417; -123.00750
Website www.czbb.com
Map
CZBB is located in Vancouver
CZBB
CZBB
Location in Vancouver
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 5,606 1,709 Asphalt
12/30 3,750 1,143 Asphalt
Helipads
Number Length Surface
ft m
FATO-A 75 23 Asphalt
FATO-B 87 27 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Aircraft Movements 149,080

Boundary Bay Airport or Vancouver/Boundary Bay Airport (IATA: YDTICAO: CZBB) is located beside Boundary Bay and 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km; 2.9 mi) east of Ladner in Delta, British Columbia, Canada, 8.5 NM (15.7 km; 9.8 mi) south southeast[1] of Vancouver and close to the U.S. border. The airport, which opened 11 July 1983, serves mostly general aviation and includes facilities for aircraft maintenance, flight training, parking, and air traffic control training. Boundary Bay is Canada's 7th busiest airport by total aircraft movements,[3] and the country's second busiest general aviation airport, behind Montreal-Saint Hubert. It is the location of the former Canadian Forces Station Ladner.

In December 2004, Boundary Bay Airport was acquired by Alpha Aviation. In April 2008, Alpha Aviation established a Fixed-Base Operation (FBO) and Alpha Executive Air began operating regularly scheduled flights twice daily between Boundary Bay Airport and Victoria International Airport on Vancouver Island, as well as charter service using turbine pressurized aircraft. Many smaller airlines use Boundary Bay Airport's maintenance facilities. As of 2010, Alpha Executive Air ceased operations but Boundary Bay Air Services - Vancouver FBO is open serving business, corporate, and general aviation customers.

The airport is classified as an airport of entry by NAV CANADA and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency. CBSA officers are available on call to handle entry for general aviation aircraft carrying no more than 15 passengers.

History[edit]

Following the closure of Canadian Forces Station Ladner, the site was used by the community of Ladner for picnics, public fairs and auto racing. When it became apparent that Vancouver International Airport could no longer sustain general aviation and commercial traffic, Transport Canada proposed reactivating Boundary Bay for general aviation. The airport underwent restoration, and on July 11, 1983 two of the three runways were reopened as Boundary Bay Airport. The other runway and some ramp space was made available for driver training and other events.

Alpha Aviation acquired the Boundary Bay Airport and assumed management on 1 December 2004, under a lease currently held by the Corporation of Delta. Shortly thereafter, under the terms of the lease, driver training, auto-X and drag racing were removed from the airport, allowing Alpha Aviation to focus on runway, facility and land-use improvements.

Investment by Alpha Aviation and a grant from the British Columbia government enabled an extension of runway 07/25, improving usability of the runway for corporate jets. The upgrades mean that Boundary Bay Airport may now be included as a prime alternative landing destination to Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

A new maintenance hangar at the airport is now complete, and the old maintenance hangar has been declared a Heritage site. Space is available on a lease basis in the Heritage hangar for aircraft storage.

In January 2008, Boundary Bay Airport's largest tenant, Heli-One, a division of CHC Helicopter moved into new facilities at Boundary Bay Airport. A 250,000 sq ft (23,000 m2) building was constructed to provide repair and maintenance services. Other maintenance facilities include Firkus Aircraft, Halcyon Aviation, R & Z Avionics, Safari Express Aircraft Maintenance and Ts'ang Aero Marine.[4]

As of February 2010, Alpha Aviation has since opened the new terminal just off taxiway "C". This new facility offers facilities for general aviation and private aircraft, with services run by Alpha Aviation. The new facility will allow Boundary Bay Airport to accommodate regional airlines.

In 2011, the Corporation of Delta extended Alpha Aviation's lease until 2099.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Island Express Air Victoria, Nanaimo, Abbotsford
Nautilus Air[6] Charter: Any 3000 ft runway within 3 hours range
Rite Brothers Aviation[7] Charter: Port Angeles and Various Locations in Pacific Northwest
Alpha Aviation Logo
Boundary Bay Air Services Logo

FBO (Fixed-Base Operator)[edit]

As of June 2014 only one FBO operates at Boundary Bay Airport:

  • Boundary Bay Air Services[4]

Flight training[edit]

There are several organizations that offer flight training at the airport:[6]

  • Canadian Flight Centre
  • International Flight Centre
  • Pacific Flying Club
  • Pacific Professional Flight Centre
  • Sea Land Air

Fuel services[edit]

Fuel services at CZBB are currently run by Alpha Aviation, marketing Epic Aviation LLC branded fuels.[8] Fuels available:

Fuel System Icing Inhibitor and oil are also available.[9]

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