Facility Alteration Permits

The FAP process reviews all proposed construction and development to ensure work doesn't harm airport operations or infrastructure.

No construction or demolition work can be done at Edmonton International Airport or Villeneuve Airport without an approved permit, and any work found being conducted without an approved permit may be shut down.

Having an approved FAP does not replace any reviews/approvals required or conducted by the Authorities having Jurisdiction.

Who Needs to Apply?

All parties, whether they are tenants on an Edmonton Airports site, an agent of the Airport, or a third party working on Airport lands need to apply. The Applicant may be the contractor doing the work, the corporation for whom the work is being done for, or an outside representative acting on behalf of the corporation.

If the Applicant is not the Owner of the property, you will have to provide the name and contact information of the Owner or Primary Lease Holder.

What Work Needs A FAP?

Any work that may impact existing airport infrastructure will require review by Edmonton Airports. The work may be a new development, demolition of an existing development or a renovation of existing infrastructure.

Note that having an approved FAP does not preclude the need for permitting from the Local Authority Having Jurisdiction. At Edmonton International Airport, this is typically Leduc County. However, certain types of development activities are excluded from needing external development approval if they are aeronautical in nature.  If you are applying for work at Villeneuve Airport, Sturgeon County is the Local Authority Having Jurisdiction.

Contact Technical Services at 780-890-8582 for more information on the approval process or excluded developments.

Work that is cosmetic in nature, such as repainting a wall or changing a laminate surface would not require a FAP. However, the airport does have design restrictions, and any of the cosmetic changes will be required to adhere to those standards as applicable.

Emergency work where property or life and limb may be at risk does not require a FAP, nor does maintenance work where the item being repaired is being left as is. If in doubt … ask!

If the construction is for a new development or a redevelopment of an existing site (inside or outside of the terminal) that changes its current usage, you will be required to apply for a development permit to make sure the proposal meets Edmonton Airports' land use criteria. This should be done prior to reaching 90% design development documentation in case changes are required.

The FAP – Development will undergo an operational compliance assessment to determine the potential for operational impact from the development to the airport. If necessary, Edmonton Airports will assist submitting applications to both Transport Canada and NAV CANADA through their respective review processes to ensure compliance with applicable aeronautical regulations. The submissions may require information and/or drawings that may not have been supplied under the original FAP submission, and are the responsibility of the applicant to provide to EA.

A second review of the completed design will then occur once the applicant has applied for a FAP - Construction permit (90% design development or issued for construction stages)

All other work will be required to apply for a FAP - construction permit only. Excavation cannot occur until construction approval has been received. Edmonton Airports' has private utilities on all of its sites that need to be located, so Alberta One Call must be contacted before any excavation can proceed, and copies of completed locate requests must be provided to Edmonton Airports.


NEW!!!! As of OCTOBER 5th, 2015, you can now apply for Leduc County Building and Development permits at the same time as your FAP!  Fill out the front page with all of the details, and then proceed to the appropriate view to review and submit your permits!  You fill out the information only once, and provide your drawings all at once!  Contact Technical Services at 780-890-8582 or 780-890-8433 for more details or email us at fap@flyeia.com.

How To Apply for a FAP

Fill out our online Application Form using these guest credentials:

Login: shpoint\FAPUser          Password: F@Puser

Make sure you provide all the required documents so as to not delay the processing of your application. See requirements at Edmonton International Airport or here for requirements for Villeneuve Airport.  There are Terms and Conditions you should read.

Most permits take five (5) working days to process, but complex projects may take longer. 

We do charge a fee to process FAPs, using PayPal as an easy and secure way to pay the fee.

Your PayPal payment confirmation number will be required on your application form. Our staff and agents need only provide a project number or responsibility centre on the application form.

Fee structure

Project Value Permit Fee

Greater than $1 million - $1500

$10,000 to $1 million - $500

Less than $10,000 - $75


Contact Technical Services - Edmonton Airports

Phone: 780 890 8433
Email: FAP@flyeia.com


Construction Value