Toronto-based Skyservice Business Aviation has opened a Fixed-Based Operations (FBO) facility at Vancouver International Airport (YVR).
Skyservice Vancouver is the company's 11th fixed-based operation and sixth World Fuel Air Elite location in Canada, providing extensive ground handling, fuelling, and hangarage services along with bespoke customer service, aircraft management, and private jet charter services. Skyservice operates two additional locations dedicated solely to MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) services in Muskoka, Ontario, and Montreal, Quebec, and is expanding into Napa, California this spring. The company is also constructing a private jet centre in Seattle, Washington to replace its existing facility.
The FBO offers a multi-level passenger lounge with beautiful views of the Pacific Mountain Range, three heated hangars, and a 175,000 sq ft ramp space capable of accommodating aircraft like the Global 7500/8000 and Gulfstream 700/800s.
Skyservice is committed to sustainable operations and will provide carbon offsets to clients. Skyservice was the first business aviation company, in partnership with World Fuel Services, to offer sustainable aviation fuel in Canada to business aviation clients at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). The company is targeting becoming carbon neutral by 2050.
"We are delighted to welcome customers to our newest FBO facility," said Benjamin Murray, president and CEO of Skyservice. "Vancouver is an essential hub for Canadian commerce and recreation and a key location for our clients. We intend to make further investments at the airport, including expanding our hangar footprint, providing on-site MRO capabilities, and operating sustainability initiatives."