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Seneca College to Take Flight in Peterborough


Peterborough is pleased welcome a new addition to their Post Secondary community. Peterborough is already home to Trent University and Fleming College, and will be welcoming Seneca College’s School of Aviation and Flight Technology to its Municipal Airport with open arms. Peterborough’s supportive community was chosen as the College’s preferred location for their flight school, which is planning to commence its operation here in January 2014. The Flight School will contribute to Peterborough’s thriving Creative Economy and to the innovative environments in the community from the existing Post Secondary Institutions.

Seneca’s School of Aviation and Flight Technology is currently operating out of Buttonville Airport. The school consists of approximately 150 second, third and fourth year students along with 50 faculty in support of their Bachelor of Aviation Technology. Students will continue to attend Seneca’s Newnham campus in Toronto for their first year, and then attend the Flight School at the Peterborough Airport for their second, third and fourth years.

Peterborough City Council recently approved $16 Million in upgrades to accommodate the relocation of Seneca’s flight school. These accommodations include upgrades to Seneca’s new building and ramp area. This is in addition to the city’s contribution of $7 Million of the $28.6 Million in upgrades made to the Peterborough Airport last year to support Peterborough’s Aviation and Aerospace sector and the creation of new jobs and economic growth in our region.

Aviation and Aerospace is a major focus in Peterborough and it is deemed a vital economic generator. Earlier this year, The Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) granted the Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation $30,000 for active Business Development and Investment Attraction in Peterborough’s Aviation and Aerospace sector. The airport is one of Peterborough’s greatest assets, and the relocation of the flight school is a significant investment that will encourage further growth in the region.

Find local articles about Seneca College’s relocation to Peterborough, ON here: bit.ly/Vv8XSp


The Peterborough Municipal Airport

Located in Southern Ontario, just over an hour drive from Toronto, Peterborough has a population of 140,000 and is home to the Peterborough Airport. The airport has gone through a transformation over the past few years due to the $28.6 Million in upgrades from the Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments.

The Airport is poised as the portal to attract aerospace manufacturing, aircraft and engine overhaul and maintenance, charter operations, corporate and general aviation, flight training, aviation and aerospace trades’ education, aviation support activities, and also be a tourism gateway to the Kawartha Lakes.

Peterborough, Ontario, Canada  705.743.0777


For more information please contact Bill Werny - Aviation & Aerospace Business Development at 705.743.0777 ext. 2180

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