Skyxe Saskatoon Airport (Skyxe) opens its doors to the public Jan. 16, during a grand re-opening celebration of its new Maintenance Operations Centre (MOC). The original building was established in the 1950’s, with the last restoration in 1989. The 2017 renovations were completed by two local firms: AODBT Architecture & Interior Design designed and Con-Tech constructed the expanded facility.
With a focus on sustainability, seventy percent of the construction waste from the MOC project was diverted to a recycling facility. A large sky-light in the kitchen area provides natural light and all new Energy Star appliances are now being utilized.
The grand re-opening events include a spin-to-win game for prizes, ribbon cutting ceremony, cake and coffee, and a tour of the snow removal equipment that is used throughout the winter (weather permitting).
The MOC supports the facilities and airfield operations team, which enables successful 24/7 airport operations.
“The Maintenance Operations Centre expansion provides a space that can accommodate our growing operations in an efficient and modern way,” says Stephen Maybury, president & CEO of Skyxe Saskatoon Airport. “This recent expansion helps recognize the hard work of our facilities and airfield operations team which has contributed significantly to our recent accolades of receiving Airport Councils International’s 2016 Best Airport in North America (under 2M pax) and #1 On-Time Performance in Canada.”