With roots dating back to 1955 and Timmins Aviation, IEAG has been serving Canadians with a continuous commitment to safety and excellence.
Innotech-Execaire Aviation Group is part of IMP Group Ltd., a Halifax-based company focused on global sustainable growth, and with over 3,500 experienced people delivering service, quality, and value to customers across diverse sectors, such as aerospace, aviation, healthcare, information technology, hospitality, and property development.
Through its various businesses and facilities coast to coast in Canada, the Innotech-Execaire Aviation Group (IEAG) is a full-service provider of tailored aviation solutions to business aircraft OEMs, owners, operators, and commercial airlines. With steep roots as Innotech Aviation – one of Canada’s first maintenance, completions, and refurbishment centres and Execaire – Canada’s longest-serving and prestigious corporate aircraft operator, IEAG draws upon decades of experience and expertise in serving its clients with tailored aviation and technical support solutions that are delivered with the highest level of operational integrity.
Dating back to 1955, our story began when John Timmins, a Montreal-based aviation enthusiast and executive, founded Timmins Aviation LTD as an FBO (Fixed Base Operator) in Dorval, Quebec, the main aerospace cluster in the province.
Timmins Courtesy wagon welcomes transient aircraft.
Timmins Aviation became the main and largest FBO in the area providing parking, fuel, de-icing, hangarage, maintenance and pilot lounge facilities to meet the needs of a growing private aircraft clientele.
A line of 3 Grumman Gulfstreams undergoing completion and servicing at IEAG’s (then Timmins) YUL facility.
In 1961, Execaire Ltd. was formed as a division of YXU Aircraft Services by Mitchell Bronfman to become a Mooney aircraft distributor and flying school.
IEAG (then Timmins Aviation) operated the largest FBO on the field at Dorval.
Execaire was awarded an air charter operating certificate with an initial fleet of three aircraft. At that time, the company operated in a small office inside the Timmins Aviation Hangar.
Shown here is a Beechcraft Bonanza on the ramp ready for its next flight as well as the Timmins Passenger lounge.
IEAG (then Timmins Aviation) attending the NBAA convention in Miami showcasing a converted 724 Series Vickers.
IEAG (then Timmins Aviation) becomes the Canadian Distributor & Service Center for the De Haviland DH125 and serves as home base for the first DH125 in Canada.
Atlantic Aviation acquires Timmins Aviation and adds repair & overhaul services and aircraft interior refurbishments to its growing list of capabilities.
Execaire began the construction of a new complex for its operations. Modern administration offices, a flight operations center and a VIP lounge were completed in 1969.
1. Execaire is awarded its first aircraft management contract and adds non-destructive testing (NDT) to its offerings.
2. Innotech-Aviation (then Atlantic Aviation) refurbishes a Vickers Viscount by adding an auxiliary power unit (APU) and retracting stairs
Grumman Gulfstream 1 in Execaire Livery on a stop-over at CYYZ. This aircraft was managed by Execaire and based at our CYUL facility
Execaire Ramp, dispatch centre, and newly finished offices in Montreal.
Innocan Investments & Management of Timmins Aviation take control of Atlantic Aviation and rename company Innotech Aviation.
Jet Commander and King Air in the Execaire hangar at CYUL.
Execaire Offers 24/7 dispatch service, the only corporate operator offering this service.
Develops in-house flight planning reservation system “Andromeda”.
Innotech Aviation named ASF and Completion Center for Challenger 600/601/604 aircraft.
150 Challengers competed between 1980 and 1994.
IMP Group acquires Innotech Aviation.
Innotech-Execaire Aviation Group adds to its portfolio a network of Fixed Base Operators in Montreal, Ottawa, and Halifax.
IEAG becomes an authorized Sales Representative and Repair Facility for Cessna Citation jets.
Innotech-Execaire Aviation Group sells its interior completion division to Bombardier, who creates Bombardier Completion Center Montreal.
Innotech-Execaire Aviation Group builds current maintenance main hangar in Dorval for maintenance services.
IEAG provides interior completions support to Bombardier for its Challenger 300 series of business jets, installing 17 interiors through 2009.
Innotech-Execaire Aviation Group delivers its first Bombardier Global Express green aircraft cabin completion and would go on to deliver 42 Global Express aircraft through 2017.
IEAG constructs its world-class paint facility at its CYUL base – one of the most technologically advanced in all of North America.
In 2013, IEAG acquires Toronto-Pearson based Image Air Charter Limited, enhancing Execaire’s already outstanding aircraft management and charter sales service offerings.
IEAG expands its FBO service network adding a facility at CYQT – Thunder Bay