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Peterborough Aviation Campus officially opens

Tuesday, June 3 - President David Agnew welcomed students, employees and guests to the official opening of the Peterborough Aviation Campus today.

"These are absolutely world class facilities," said President Agnew. "I can safely say that we have found our home and we are delighted to be here."

He noted the many people who have helped to make the new campus a reality, including the Board of Governors, and all the staff and faculty of the School of Aviation. He also thanked Tony Tilly, President of Fleming College, for working with Seneca and allowing students to use facilities at the nearby college.

School Chair Lynne McMullen hosted the opening ceremonies which included remarks from Daryl Bennet, Mayor of Peterborough and a plaque presentation by area MP Dean Del Mastro. To symbollically open the campus, balloons were released inside the hangar.

 ballon release

The new campus, created due to the pending closure of Buttonville airport, boasts state-of-the-art learning areas for students in years two to four of the Bachelor of Aviation Technology program. It includes a main hangar for 13 aircraft, a maintenance hangar, classrooms, a student lounge and room for the program’s numerous simulators. Classes have been conducted at the campus since January.

plane in main hangar

Main hangar

students in dispatch


interactive classroom

Interactive classroom


Video of remarks by the Prime Minister and Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro speaking in the House of Commons.

  • "This project is a very exciting one...I do want to congratulate both Seneca College and also the Peterborough Airport for this and to congratulate them on what is indeed an exciting new partnership."

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper