Peterborough Airport is an aviation industrial park, a service to area businesses, a community gateway for the public, tourism, business and general aviation.

Highlights

The Peterborough Airport is an active industrial park, containing 20 businesses and educational institutions, employing over 500 full-time plus seasonal employees. Seneca College School of Aviation and Flight Technology is located at the Airport with 150 to 200 students attending classes. Aircraft movements are approximately 50,000 per year. 

The Airport Superintendent leads the Airport development activities, tenant relations and oversees the contracted service for airport operations. Loomex Property Management has completed ten of eleven years of their Airport Management and Operations contract. The Contract places the burden of supplying, maintaining and replacing equipment on the Contractor within the timeline of the agreement. This agreement is up for renewal in November 2023 and has options for two 3-year extensions. 

The 2023 operating budget reflects an increase in day-to-day costs due to utilities, insurance, grounds maintenance of off-site properties and contractual services as to the Airport Management and Operations contract. The revenues reflect an increase due to leases, tiedowns and servicing cost recovery. Property taxes are paid to Cavan Monaghan Township and are recovered from tenants. 

Performance Data 

LPS Consulting completed a Business Plan and a draft Master Plan in 2009. WSP completed the Strategic Development Plan in 2017, building on the previous plans including new business opportunities and land use planning. The Strategic Development Plan was adopted by Council through Report PLAIR18-002 dated February 5, 2017. In 2023, a new Airport Master Plan was approved in principal by council through report IPSAIR22-006. This plan represents the blueprint for long-term development to 2037 by guiding future expansion at the Peterborough Airport and outlining the business strategy to position the airport as a regional economic driver to meet future aviation demand and create employment. 

In 2023, the focus will continue to be on marketing the airport facility for industrial/commercial uses, private hangars, charter and scheduled flights. Airport staff will continue working as a member of the Southern Ontario Airport Network, a joint effort to capture the projected growth of aviation business in Southern Ontario. 

Any remaining development review fees are transferred to a reserve to be used for future airport developmentā€“related expenditures. 

An annual contribution to the Airport Development Debt Servicing Reserve of $1.070 million is necessary to fund the City's share of the ISF Airport Expansion Capital Project. The dedicated Pavement Reserve contribution of $50,000 will continue, to maintain the asphalt surfaces.

2023 Overview

Airport
Description2023 recommended
Expenditures $3,385,183
Revenues $1,108,589
Net requirement $2,276,593