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MFC Aviation named fixed-base operator at Canandaigua Airport

MFC Aviation has been named the fixed-base operator of the Canandaigua Airport.

MFC, a subsidiary of Mercy Flight Central Inc., the region’s non-profit air ambulance service, will provide services to aircraft, crews and passengers using the airport.

“Canandaigua Airport is an engine for economic development by providing a gateway to the Finger Lakes and the Greater Rochester area,” Ontario County Industrial Development Agency executive director Mike Manikowski said in a statement. “The growth of the airport will benefit development within the region, showcasing Ontario County as a leader in economic progress.”

MFC expects to hire up to five new employees as the airport’s FBO. The organization also will provide direct support to air ambulance operations. All net proceeds from the FBO will aid Mercy Flight.

“Mercy Flight Central has served this outstanding community around the clock since 1992. We’re excited to address a local need by expanding our offerings and applying our expertise in aviation,” Mercy Flight president and CEO Jeffrey Bartkoski said. “Canandaigua Airport is a tremendous asset that has been significantly enhanced in recent years.”

MFC will provide personnel supporting FBO activities on-site from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, as well as staff on-call to respond around-the-clock with continuous monitoring of airport common traffic advisory/universal communications radio.

Services already offered include fueling, aircraft parking/tie-down, a lounge for crews and cargo/baggage handling.

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