Calgary/Springbank Airport

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Calgary/Springbank Airport
Calgary Springbank Airport Logo.svg
CYBWControlTower.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorCalgary Airport Authority
ServesCalgary, Alberta
LocationSpringbank, Rocky View County, Alberta
Time zoneMST (UTC−07:00)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC−06:00)
Elevation AMSL3,940 ft / 1,201 m
Coordinates51°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
WebsiteYBW Calgary Airport Authority
Map
CYBW is located in Alberta
CYBW
CYBW
Location in Alberta
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 3,423 1,043 Asphalt
17/35 5,000 1,524 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Aircraft Movements157,987

Calgary/Springbank Airport or Springbank Airport, (IATA: YBW, 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]

Services[edit]

Fuel[edit]

Mobile[edit]

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

Stationary[edit]

  • 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]

Towing[edit]

  • 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

Charters[edit]

  • Central Aviation[22]

Maintenance[edit]

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
  • Northern Avionics [28]
  • Rocky Mountain Aircraft [29]

Rotary wing[edit]

  • Chinook Aviation [30]
  • Genesis Helicopter Services Inc.
  • Great Slave Helicpoters [31]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 5 December 2019 to 0901Z 30 January 2020.
  2. ^ Synoptic/Metstat Station Information Archived December 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b Aircraft movements, by class of operation, airports with NAV CANADA towers (2012-2016)
  4. ^ Runway 16-34 Extension & Restoration Project (PDF) Archived May 3, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Springbank Airport—Calgary Runway Extension and Widening[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Alberta Sustainable Resource Development Archived 2010-07-27 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Conair
  8. ^ "Springbank Aero Services Inc". Archived from the original on 2016-04-22. Retrieved 2019-10-28.
  9. ^ CFC Calgary Flying Club
  10. ^ "Fly Right". Archived from the original on 2013-12-27. Retrieved 2019-10-28.
  11. ^ Mount Royal University Aviation Diploma
  12. ^ Springbank Aero Flight Training
  13. ^ Springbank Air Training College
  14. ^ Can-Oz Helicopters
  15. ^ [1]
  16. ^ [2]
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-11-11. Retrieved 2011-07-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  18. ^ "Springbank Aero Services". Archived from the original on 2011-05-13. Retrieved 2011-04-25.
  19. ^ Executive Flight Centre Archived 2011-02-02 at the Wayback Machine
  20. ^ (http://centralaviation.ca Archived 2012-08-17 at the Wayback Machine
  21. ^ Hertz
  22. ^ "Central Aviation". Archived from the original on 2018-08-04. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  23. ^ [3]
  24. ^ AvWorks Aerospace Inc.
  25. ^ [4]
  26. ^ [5]
  27. ^ [6]
  28. ^ [7]
  29. ^ [8]
  30. ^ [9]
  31. ^ [10]

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