A brief history
Springer Aerospace is one of Canada’s oldest established aircraft maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO) companies offering a comprehensive array of services complete with our own aircraft paint facility serving commercial aviation around the world.
We were formed from two (2) pioneer aviation companies with history that goes back to the early 1970’s. In the late 1990’s, Springer Aerospace Ltd. and Skyservices Ltd. merged under the name of Springer Aerospace. Both were located in the same area and specialized in similar work and aircraft types. This merger combined the talents of both companies and gave the operations an economy of scale.
From this humble beginning grew one of the largest MRO facilities in Canada which prides itself in quality workmanship and added value to our customers as our number one priority.
We are just nine (9) miles east of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and just across the St. Mary’s river from the United States and northern Michigan. Our aircraft maintenance, modifications and painting are carried out from our modern 22,000 square foot hangar, shop and office complex situated on our own private airport (CPF2) at Bar River, Ontario.
Our airport has two (2) paved runways with the main runway (18/36) being 4,363 feet long and 75 feet wide. In addition our airport boasts a 2,500 foot water runway (canal) running parallel to the main runway where seaplanes can land and taxi or be towed up the ramp to the main runway. In addition there is another ramp for seaplanes that extends off the river on to the airport.
Our airport is home to a large number of commercial and private float planes that are stored for the winter and put back in to service by us with a fresh annual for the summer tourist season.
We are staffed with highly-qualified and experienced technicians and support personnel specializing in regional turboprop aircraft. Our technicians have a long history of completing hundreds of heavy checks and major modifications on a whole host of commercial aircraft.