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Executive Flight Centre, a leading Canadian provider of aerodrome site support services, joins Babcock Leonardo Canadian Aircrew Training for the FAcT program

Ottawa, 05 May 2022 – Babcock Leonardo Canadian Aircrew Training is delighted to announce a partnership with Executive Flight Centre, a leading Canadian provider of aerodrome site support services, for Canada’s Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) program.

In partnership with strategic Canadian partners and suppliers, the Babcock Leonardo Canadian Aircrew Training program will set the stage for the next generation of military aircrew training, while pushing Canada’s economic and strategic goals forward.

We are thrilled that Executive Flight Centre has joined the Babcock Leonardo Canadian Aircrew Training Team. Our team of global leaders provides first in class military aircrew training that is delivered locally by leading strategic Canadian partners with operations from coast-to-coast.

Jana Lee Murray, FAcT Program Director for Babcock Leonardo Canadian Aircrew Training

EFC is tremendously proud and excited to be selected as a strategic partner of the Babcock Leonardo Canadian Aircrew Training team. The FAcT program is an integral component of the RCAF, and we are prepared to provide best-in-class services for this operation. EFC’s chairman and majority shareholder, Ken Lett, is a Second World War RCAF veteran who flew Spitfires in combat, including the invasion of Normandy. It would be an amazing accomplishment for EFC to participate in the FAcT program and to continue Ken’s legacy and contribution to the RCAF.

Ryan Albizzati, Chief Operating Officer at EFC Aviation

Executive Flight Centre

For over 75 years, EFC has been providing best-in-class aviation services in Canada including fueling, ground handling, and aerodrome management. In 2008, EFC began providing ground handling, and aerodrome management services related to the workforce movement for the Oil Sands. This business segment was further enhanced when EFC was awarded contracts from Canadian Natural Resources to operate their aerodromes in 2016 and 2018. EFC has also expanded into commercial ground handling and is providing services for Flair Air, Lynx Air, and Canadian North.

EFC participates in the Canadian Employment Equity Program which supports the recruitment, development, accommodation, and promotion of four designated groups: visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, and Indigenous peoples. A core objective of EFC is to generate economic benefits for Indigenous communities and people in the region. The company achieves this through investment and partnership in both human and financial resources and by supporting cultural activities, community building, and skills development. EFC has also established highly successful partnerships with the Haisla First Nation in the Kitimat region and the Mikisew Cree First Nation in the Wood Buffalo region.

EFC currently operates in eight airports and three aerodromes. Their headquarters is located in Calgary, Alberta and they currently employ approximately 475 talented and dedicated people.