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About Southport

About Southport

Southport Aerospace Centre Inc. was established as a not-for-profit, non-share corporation in 1992 to manage the assets of the former Canadian Forces Base Portage la Prairie, which was originally established in 1940 as a training base for military pilots. After the transition from CFB Portage to Southport occurred, military pilot training continued through the 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School which was being operated by Bombardier and succeeded by Allied Wings (now KF Aerospace) in 2005 until present.

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Economic Impact

In February 2017, Southport released an economic impact study that measured the spending, employment and economic output of Southport through an analysis of 2016 operations. The report was undertaken to update the previous economic impact study of 2012, as significant changes have occurred at Southport since then. The new report examines the direct, indirect and induced impact of Southport, which highlights how the impact can ripple through the local and provincial economy. Direct impact is the effect of Southport and businesses located at Southport while indirect impact refers to the businesses that supply and support Southport.

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Community Support

Southport and its staff support a wide variety of community functions held each year. This includes sponsoring programs, volunteerism and being visible and involved in local and provincial events and celebrations.

Southport is invested in Environmental stewardship and works to establish long-term policies and procedures aimed at preserving and enhancing the quality of our local environment. This is achieved by doing whatever is best to make our community a better place to live and work.

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Leadership

The Southport Board of Directors and CEO are committed to directing the organization's affairs, and our experienced management team is dedicated to success.

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General Members

As a not-for-profit, non-share corporation, Southport is governed by a Board of Directors with responsibility for the overall operation and governance of Southport. To assist in this responsibility, the Board has established a General Membership made up of community representatives.

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Careers

Our greatest asset is our people. Join the team!

It’s an exciting and challenging opportunity to be a part of Southport, a winning team. Do you have what it takes? Tell us why you consider yourself to be a creative thinker and innovator. Join us and turn your potential into performance.

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FAQ

We've put together some commonly asked questions to give you more information about Southport. If you have a question you can't find the answer to, please use the contact us page. 

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Southport Videos

Watch videos dealing with a variety of subjects including opportunities, development, and events at Southport.

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Gallery

A picture is worth a thousand words. Please enjoy these special Southport memories.

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