Loomex is Adding Another Director!
We are thrilled to be welcoming Lorne Kelsey to The Loomex Group! He will be starting with us on October 22nd, filling the position of Director, Business Development.
Lorne brings expertise in business management as well as sales and marketing experience to his role. His knowledge of Aviation and the Peterborough Airport and community, enhances his interactions with clients when discussing opportunities to build on, or attract new ventures.
Welcome to The Loomex Group!
Scribe Training with Hydro 1
Another successful Scribe training course today. The Loomex Team was working in Barrie with an All-Star Team from Hydro 1 who scored the highest mark on the Inquiry exercise ever given. Great job everyone!
Our CEO Named One of Peterborough’s Most Influential People of 2016
Each year Peterborough honours 20 people who have been influential in the city’s growth and success. For the third year in a row Trent Gervais, our CEO and manger of the Peterborough Airport, has made the list due to his dedication to making the Airport a thriving business and a huge economic driver for the city. Joining him on the list includes the city’s mayor, members of parliament, medical professionals who are highly recognized in their field and individuals dedicated to revitalizing and growing the city of Peterborough. Congratulations Trent we are all very proud to call you our leader!
To view the full list of Peterborough’s Top 20 most influential people, click HERE.
Loomex Hosts the First Annual Aerospace Summit
On June 3rd Loomex welcomed numerous key players in Peterborough and it’s Aerospace sector to discuss the impact that the growth of Pearson International Airport in Toronto has on the smaller Regional Airports. Key note speaker Paul Ritchi from the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA), was very insightful as he educated the room on the importance of the role of Regional Airports like the one here in Peterborough to support the rising number of flights in and out of Pearson International Airport.
Preparing for Not If, but When
Over the past couple of weeks, the Loomex Team travelled to Northern Ontario to conduct emergency training for numerous airports and municipalities one of which was Greenstone. Unfortunately 3 days following our visit they were forced to put their training into action as a state of emergency was declared due to forest fires threatening the safety of the community and those living in it.
Our CEO, Trent Gervais often begins his training sessions by saying “We are not preparing for IF something happens, but WHEN something happens.” We were happy to be able to be a part of Greenstone’s emergency preparedness training and feel they were well equipped and trained to take on this unwelcome disaster.
For the full story click HERE
Always Pushing the Limits at the Peterborough Airport
It’s no secret by now that Carlson Wagonlit Travel & Stewart Travel is doing some pretty amazing things at the Airport and they aren’t stopping anytime soon. In a news release put out April 27th by CWT Stewart Travel it was announced that they have partnered with First Air for the upcoming Nashville Departure on May 12th. First Air will be chartering passengers onboard a Boeing 737-400 which, at capacity, accommodates 156 passengers. This will be another first for the Peterborough Airport as they welcome First Air for this event. Loomex has been fortunate enough to help out and be part of the numerous departures that have already happened and we look forward to this one as well as many more in the future.
Congratulations CWT- Stewart Travel, we look forward to this new adventure with you!
A Visit with CHEX Daily
Thursday April 21 our CEO, Trent Gervais, was able to sit down with CHEX and Nextjet President Tan Ahmed to discuss the upcoming flight service out of the Peterborough Airport. For those of you who haven’t heard yet, Nextjet will be starting regularly scheduled commuter flights between Kitchener, Peterborough, Gatineau and Montreal. The flights will run Monday to Friday twice daily and will provide passengers with a hassle free airport experience. For more information regarding these flights give Nextjet a call at 1-855-462-9538 or you can reserve your tickets online at Nextjet.ca
Click HERE to see the full interview. Our portion can be seen at 33mins into the segment.
Big Things Expected with RE/MAX Partnership
We are thrilled to be partnering with a great team that is eager and enthusiastic about bringing our main floor office area to life! When designing our new building we wanted to include a space that would attract other aerospace companies to set up shop in Peterborough, creating local jobs and benefiting the economy.
We currently have 5800 square feet of open space that is ready to be leased, designed, built to suit and we do not anticipate the space being on the market very long! We have no doubt in our minds that our team from RE/MAX will find the perfect tenant for our building that will also add to the growth of the Peterborough Airport.
For further information regarding this space you can contact us directly or contact Dominic and Jack Cole at RE/MAX Peterborough
For the full article featured in Peterborough This Week, click HERE
Always on the Road
We have been thrilled at the opportunities to go and teach our courses to numerous places across Canada. Today we got to enjoy a beautiful sunny flight into Billy Bishop Airport where we are teaching a group of eager to learn individuals the importance of Scribe training. Being prepared for an emergency is key, and we have the knowledge, experience and tools to help!
For a full listing of our courses please click HERE
Peterborough Airport (CYPQ): Outlook for Growth
Trent Gervais, CEO of the Loomex Group and Manager of the Peterborough Airport recently wrote an article for Voices of Business. The article highlights the necessity of Regional Airports in Central Ontario in relieving some of the pressure that the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is predicted to experience in the coming years, the impact of the airport of Peterborough and what growth will mean for the community.
“Peterborough Airport (CYPQ) staff have been at the table with other regional airports to identify opportunities for Peterborough. After engaging with other airports in the region it became very evident that Airports in Central Ontario working together as a “system of airports”, would not only assist the GTAA but would make Central Ontario’s Airports an attractive possibility for aerospace companies looking for a home.” – Trent Gervais, Peterborough Airport (CYPQ): Outlook for Growth
The article outlines that Airport leaders recognize the need, and how to maximize on the potential of working together. Recently Nextjet announced that it will be starting regular departures from Peterborough that will go the Kitchener, Gatineau (Ottawa) and Montreal. This service is something that our community has been asking for, it will provide lower costs and eliminate the inconvenience of travelling to Pearson International Airport. Not only will this be great for the local aerospace sector but will impact local tourism as well.
The Peterborough Airport has already grown immensely and Trent Gervais perfectly explains why as well as how we will continue to thrive in the future.
For the Full article click HERE.