Air Canada has started construction of a new $90m maintenance and training hangar at Toronto Pearson Airport.
The 11,800m2 facility will have capacity to hold three widebody and two narrowbody aircraft and is scheduled for a 2018 completion.
The hangar will also feature training classrooms able to accommodate 200 staff.
Air Canada said the building will also be built with environmental considerations. These include the installion of LED lighting on its interior and exterior, along with light harvesting features, which will see the use of sidewall panels that let in exterior light, radiant heating, and a new high-efficiency hangar door design.
Benjamin Smith, president, passenger airlines at Air Canada, said: “This building, our second major construction project in the Greater Toronto Area following the opening of a new $60m operations centre in Brampton in 2013, will support Air Canada’s future growth by giving us state-of-the-art maintenance, storage and training facilities in an environmentally-friendly structure.”