Lake Simcoe Airport welcomes new business aviation company

Chartright Air Group ‘enables LSRA to offer full range of passenger and aircraft handling services,’ says official

A new airline has landed at Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (LSRA).

Simcoe County recently hosted Chartright Air Group Fixed-Base Operator Services at the area airport.

The LSRA is “perfectly situated between the tranquility of cottage country and the bustle of Toronto,” the county says in a news release. “LSRA-based aircraft enjoy the convenience and relaxed pace of a regional airport serving both town and cottage and visiting aircraft have easy access to the remarkable diversity of towns and villages, lakes and rivers, restaurants and entertainment the area has to offer.”

Lake Simcoe Regional Airport is located in Oro-Medonte Township, midway between Barrie and Orillia.

The addition of Chartright Air Group as a Fixed Base Operator (FBO) allows LSRA to offer a full range of passenger and aircraft processing services, including baggage handling, on-site customs, full line service, aircraft cleaning, refueling, de-icing, hangar use, aircraft parking, catering, hotel and car rental coordination.

Chartright will also operate a full-service aircraft maintenance organization, focused on turbine/jet aircraft.

The county anticipates that a full-service FBO, including one of Canada’s largest private jet operators, will act as a catalyst for future investment at the airport.

Chartright’s 34,000 square foot FBO and hangar at LSRA includes a concourse, passenger and crew lounges, pilot “rehearsal rooms”, a meeting room, and weather and flight planning facilities. flight, which can accommodate aircraft up to the size of the Global 7500.

Simcoe County, along with minority shareholders in the City of Barrie, are continuing their planned investments of more than $60 million in improving services and infrastructure at the LSRA. When completed, the county says the airport will provide essential connectivity to markets and knowledge-based resources to encourage investment, create new opportunities for local businesses and tourism operators, while improving the quality of life for residents. residents.

“Lake Simcoe Regional Airport is one of the newest and best positioned regional airport facilities in Canada and will allow Chartright to better serve the needs of our customers and the aviation community,” said Chartright President Air Group, Adam Keller, in a press release.

Simcoe County Warden George Cornell was delighted to welcome Chartright Air Group to the local airport.

“When we became the airport’s majority shareholder in 2020, the county council made a commitment to ensure that the airport soon becomes an economic engine for our region,” he said in the statement. . “With a growing business base, new workforce opportunities, partnerships and the expansion of our infrastructure, we are really seeing our investments take off.”

“Through continued investment, combined with strong partners like Chartright Air Group, we know our vision to ensure LSRA fuels our regional economy is on track,” said County Councilor Richard Norcross, who is also president of the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport. plank.

The LSRA is fully serviced by the Canada Border Services Agency and handles both international passengers and cargo. The airport currently has 58 hectares (142 acres) of serviced and unserviced land available for airside commercial development opportunities. The LSRA is 90% owned and operated by Simcoe County, with the City of Barrie retaining a 10% ownership share. Visit for more information.

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