Air Canada broke ground today on a new facility that will house its ground support equipment service and cargo teams at Edmonton International Airport (YEG). The new, 4,645-square-meter facility being built by Terracap Group is set to open in September 2019.
Air Canada has signed a 15-year lease for the multi-tenant facility, representing an investment of C$19 million by the airline over the term of the lease. Air Canada Cargo will occupy a 1,858 square meters, while Air Canada’s ground support team will occupy the remaining 2,787 square meters.
In 2017, Air Canada Cargo handled 3.2 million kilograms of goods, including pharmaceuticals, mail, art, and oil and gas industry equipment through its Edmonton cargo facility.
Apart from the cargo facilities, the ground support portion of the new warehouse will include five maintenance bays to facilitate the upkeep of Air Canada’s approximately 167 vehicles in use at YEG.
There will also be dedicated areas for specialized electrical repairs, year-round equipment painting, welding, hazardous material handling and training.