LCAS supports the businesses and people in our local community
- We hire the best available staff for our team and begin that search within our rural district.
- As much as possible, we source materials and supplies from local vendors.
- Our student co-op program allows local high school students with a passion for aviation an opportunity to immerse themselves in invaluable hands on aircraft experience
We are as committed to environmental quality as we are to the quality of our service
- Our buildings are equipped with a solar panel system that feeds electricity back into the local grid.
- We recycle all aviation fuels, scrap metal, electronic components and cardboard.
- We are one of the few companies in Canada that provides noise testing for aircraft to ensure that modifications to an emissions system, engine, or fuselage won’t negatively impact the noise characteristics heard at ground level.
Our infrastructure supports many important science research projects from renowned international academic institutions.
One Example of this is the Alfred Wegener Institute. Much of the Alfred Wegener Institute’s research is conducted in the inaccessible, ice-covered regions of the Arctic and Antarctic, making research aircraft indispensable. Currently the AWI relies on the research planes Polar 5 and Polar 6, two Basler BT-67 planes have been specially modified for flying under extreme polar conditions. Their landing gear, which combine skis and conventional tyres, allow them to land on and take off from concrete, gravel or snow. Thanks to de-icing systems, heating mats for the batteries and engines, and advanced navigation systems, the craft can even fly “blind” on instruments alone, safely land despite severe weather, and operate at temperatures down to -54 degrees Celsius.
AWI researchers use the aircraft to better understand processes at work in the polar regions, and to monitor and record interactions between the Earth’s crust, ice- and snow-covered areas, oceans and the atmosphere. Several times a year, Polar 5 and Polar 6 fly weeks-long expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctic.