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Gateway Sydney is Cape Breton’s premiere full service FBO offering the finest of amenities to business and private aviation travelling to Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

With our 12,400 square foot hangar, on-site AME, 24/7 concierge service and preferred hotel and rental car rates, Gateway Sydney has everything to facilitate your aviation requirements.

Our reception desk is attended during the following times:

Monday - Sunday: 0800-1800

Outside these times, our ramp attendants will be happy to assist you, as they are on call 24/7. Complimentary on call with fuel purchase or prior booking.

Prior reservations/notice are still preferred.

FBO Office Tel: (902) 615-7536
Air Freq: 130.075

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Gateway Sydney has a full range of FBO services to fulfil all requirements for business & private aviation:

Fuel - Jet A and100 LL are available 24/7 GPU De-Icing Weather packages Local shuttle service Complimentary beverages and snacks Ice and coffee for the aircraft Free Wifi and HD Cable TV Full service flight planning room Crew lounge Aircraft parking Hangarage Concierge services Helicopter transfers


Need a car? We’ll book it, have it waiting with doors open, trunk up and documents ready. Need accomodation? Not only will we book a room at a great hotel, we’ll get it at a special discount with one of our partners. Need food? Order up a boxed lunch or hot entrées to go.


J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport is an approved Airport of Entry (AOE/44). CANPASS through Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) is available at CYQY for up to 15 passengers, including crew.

The 1-888-CANPASS (1-888-226-7277) toll-free line is only available in Canada and the United States. If a flight originates from a country outside Canada or the United States, the 1-888 number is not available and the pilot must call the TRC directly (long-distance charges may apply).

TRC for All of Canada, Hamilton, ON, Telephone: 905-679-2073 Fax: 905-679-6877.

Normal custom services are available at no charge from:
Monday to Friday - 0800 - 1700 AST,
Saturday & Sunday - 0800 - 1600 AST

Cost recovery outside normal hours and on Holidays. After-hours cost depends on number of officers, day of the week, etc.