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May 26, 2008, - Aero Toy Store has announced the completion of the 45,000 square foot expansion at its Montreal facility. Located at Pierre-Elliot Airport (9625 Ryan Avenue, Dorval, Quebec), the Company’s state-of-the-art fixed based operation (FBO) has added a 30,000-square-foot aircraft hangar as well as a 15,000-square-foot completion center to its current spacious facility.

 

The approximately $8 million CDN ($7.6 million US) project began in late summer 2007 and was recently completed.

 

“We are very excited about the expansion completion and the growth of our Montreal facility,” said Morris Shirazi, Founder and CEO of Aero Toy Store. “The strong demand for our aircraft in this and surrounding markets made it the optimum time to expand our Montreal FBO and provide our clientele the full range of services offered at our Fort Lauderdale headquarters.”

 

Aero Toy Store’s Montreal FBO encompasses 200,000 square feet, including ramp space, and features an immaculate 41,000-square-foot showroom, hangar and offices equipped with the most advanced security and technological aviation equipment available. With the addition of its new aircraft hangar and completion center, the facility is able to offer an expanded line of Aero Toy Store services, including aircraft interior refurbishment and completions.

 

Aero Toy Store, in its role as the world’s most distinctive aviation brand, provides clients with turnkey solutions for sale and purchase, financing, refurbishing and enhancing of new and pre-owned aircraft. With full-service fixed base operations and sales centers in Fort Lauderdale and Montreal, as well as a facility at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Aero Toy Store’s extensive inventory focuses on luxurious wide-cabin, long-range aircraft, including Challenger, Falcon, Gulfstream, Global Express/XRS and Boeing, in addition to a large selection of helicopter models. The Company also owns and offers a variety of light and mid-sized aircraft, such as the Citation, Hawker and Lear.

 

As the exclusive provider of Pininfarina Edition aircraft, styled and handcrafted by experienced artisans, Aero Toy Store delivers the ultimate flying experience. Pininfarina designs have brought flawless beauty and comfort to such classic motorcars as Ferrari and Maserati; and now, the company’s streamlined, luxurious designs can be experienced in exclusive customized aircraft from Aero Toy Store. For additional information on Aero Toy Store and its Montreal FBO, please visit the Company’s websites at http://www.aerotoystore.com

 

(Courtesy of Wings Magazine)

 

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The International Center of Advanced Racing (ICAR) hosted a distinguished group of VIP's and media Wednesday October 24 as plans for the company's on-going development and construction of a state-of-the-art motorsport facility were unveiled on-site near the Montreal-Mirabel International Airport terminal.

 

Ahead of its planned opening in Spring 2008, ICAR outlined its mission to redefine motorsport in Quebec with its revitalization of the former airport facility. With work having already started on what will be one of the most prestigious private motorsport facilities in Canada, including a permanent 3.8-km road course, Wednesday's guests were treated to an overview of ICAR's plans for the site.

 

With an multi-configuration track layout, where advanced safety features will be showcased, ICAR hopes that the site will serve as an unrivalled platform for automotive manufacturers and dealers to present their products while attracting the corporate sector as an event venue.

 

The ICAR complex will also serve as a key motorsport facility for professionals and amateurs alike. Attracted by the ultra-modern design of the circuit, meeting approved FIA design standards, and with virtually the entire track visible from a single viewing point, the motorsport community will have at its disposal a cutting-edge home situated just 20-minutes drive from Montreal.

 

The new ICAR Club will allow members to have exclusive track time as well as VIP access to events held on-site with full use of the restaurant and lounge situated in the complex's stunning pavilion.

 

In addition, the site will host the ICAR Academy, helping to ensure the future of motorsport by initiating a trainee and sport-study program for young drivers while offering advanced driving courses. The Mirabel base will also serve as the official home and testing facility for the ICAR Star Mazda racing team and the ICAR Karting team - the latter making full use of the brand-new kart track located on-site.

 

"We are planning to open the facility during the Spring of next year," said ICAR Chief Executive Officer, Frédéric Senay. "The road course offers several difficulties while being extremely safe. The entire tracks as well as the run-offs areas are completely paved with concrete. If a car leaves the track, there's no problem as there is nothing to hit. The circuit offers 128 different layouts. We intend to propose our members 150 days of lapping next year. We are also thinking about organizing winter activities such as driving courses on ice."

 

Several organizers and promoters of the Quebec racing series attended the launch, including Serge Bernier of the Formula Tour 1600 Series and Bertrand Lambert, the owner of the Toyota Pirelli Series.

 

(Courtesy of Auto123)

 

Both articles are pretty old, but they are still interesting too say the least.

 

For the ICAR, thats pretty awesome to see they actually were able to get part of the mirabel airport :) Now people from Montreal do not have too really go to Tremblant for a track meet day

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