Calgary/Springbank Airport

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Calgary/Springbank Airport
Calgary Springbank Airport Logo.svg
Airport type Public
Operator Calgary Airport Authority
Serves Calgary, Alberta
Location Springbank, Rocky View County, Alberta
Time zone MST (UTC−07:00)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−06:00)
Elevation AMSL 3,940 ft / 1,201 m
Coordinates 51°06′19″N 114°22′17″W / 51.10528°N 114.37139°W / 51.10528; -114.37139Coordinates: 51°06′19″N 114°22′17″W / 51.10528°N 114.37139°W / 51.10528; -114.37139
Website YBW Calgary Airport Authority
CYBW is located in Alberta
Location in Alberta
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 3,423 1,043 Asphalt
17/35 5,000 1,524 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Aircraft Movements 157,987

Calgary/Springbank Airport or Springbank Airport, (ICAO: CYBW) is an airport located in Springbank, Alberta, a large western suburb of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.[1] The airport is located within rural Rocky View County.

Springbank Airport acts as a general aviation reliever for Calgary's main airport, Calgary International, and was the 6th busiest airport in Canada by total aircraft movements in 2016.[3] In 2006, runway 16/34, now 17/35, was lengthened from 3,000 to 5,000 ft (914 to 1,524 m) to better support larger airplanes.[4][5]

Due to its nature and location, Springbank is the base of operations for many flight training schools, providing flight training services for the greater Calgary area. It is home to the Calgary Flying Club, Fly Right, the Mount Royal University Aviation Diploma program, Springbank Aero Flight Training Institute, and the Springbank Air Training College, among others. These operators provide various degrees of flight training, from Private Pilot to Commercial licences, and various licence ratings such as IFR, Multi-Engine, and Night. It also provides flight training for Helicopter licensing, and offers many specialty programs, such as Mountain Flying instruction/concurrency programs.

The airport is classified as an airport of entry by Nav Canada and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). CBSA officers at this airport can handle general aviation aircraft only, with no more than 15 passengers.[1]

This airport is also a base for aerial firefighting aircraft. A tanker base was constructed by Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (ASRD[6]) and Conair[7] operates a fleet of aircraft out of this base during the wild fire season.

Fixed-base operators[edit]

  • Springbank Aero Services Inc.[8]

Flight schools[edit]

Fixed wing[edit]

  • Calgary Flying Club[9]
  • Fly Right[10]
  • Mount Royal University[11]
  • Sprinbank Aero Flight Training[12]
  • Springbank Air Training College[13]

Rotary wing[edit]

  • Can-Oz Helicopters[14]
  • LR Heli[15]
  • Mountain View Helicopters[16]
  • Red Eagle Aviation[17]




  • AvGas & JetA-1 Springbank Aero Services[18] (Executive Flight Centre[19])


  • AvGas & JetA-1 Springbank Aero Services (Executive Flight Centre)
  • AvGas Calgary Flying Club. 24 Hour Card Lock Self Serve located on Taxiway "A"
  • Avgas & Jet A Central Aviation Inc. 24 Hour Card Lock Self Serve located at end of Taxiway "E" [20]


  • Springbank Aero Services (Executive Flight Centre)

Hangarage/tie down[edit]

  • Calgary Flying Club - Tie Down
  • Cavalier Aviation - Tie Down
  • Springbank Aero Services (Executive Flight Centre) - Hangarage and Tie Down

Rental cars[edit]

  • Springbank Aero Services (Executive Flight Centre) - (Hertz[21])

Pilot supplies[edit]

  • Calgary Flying Club
  • Springbank Aero Services
  • Springbank Air Training College


  • Central Aviation[22]


Fixed wing[edit]

  • Artisan Aviation [23]
  • AvWorks Aerospace Inc. [24]
  • Canadian Avionics & Instruments Ltd
  • Cavalier Aviation
  • CMD Aviation Services [25]
  • Foster Aircraft Maintenance Ltd.[26]
  • Innovative Wings [27]
  • Mustang Maintenance & Repairs Ltd
  • Rocky Mountain Aircraft [28]

Rotary wing[edit]

  • Chinook Aviation [29]
  • Genesis Helicopter Services Inc.
  • Great Slave Helicpoters [30]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]