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AVOP Office

Airside Vehicle Operator’s Permits (AVOPs) certify airport employees to drive airside, which means driving in our apron, runway and taxiway areas. Download the AVOP manual for all the information related to applying and receiving your AVOP. Download and fill out the Airside Vehicle Operator’s Permit (AVOP) Application form and bring it with you to your appointment.

Hours

The Calgary Airport Authority AVOP Control Office is located on the Plus-15 level, between the main terminal building and the Airport Corporate Centre. Hours of business are Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Book online

All appointments for the AVOP Office should be booked ahead through our online system. Walk in appointments are no longer being offered. If you’re more than five minutes late for your appointment, you may need to rebook.

Please make an appointment through our online system. The AVOP Office is accepting appointments for the following:

  • New AVOP Permit Issue
  • AVOP Renewals
  • AVOP Written Tests
  • Radio Operator’s Certificate Tests

All visitors should ensure they have the following in-hand before visiting the AVOP Office

  1. Valid RAIC
  2. Valid driver’s license
  3. Signed AVOP application form
  4. Signed written exam certificate (for permit issue)

Practical driving tests can be scheduled by sending your request by email to sco@yyc.com. Requests must include:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Company
  • Date of completion of written test
  • Two preferred dates and times for your test booking

A Safety Compliance Officer will contact you to schedule the driving test

When you arrive for an appointment

Please wait outside the office and AVOP Office staff will call you when it's time for your appointment. Please adhere to all physical distancing standards. Masks are required for entry into the AVOP Office.

Do not come to the AVOP office if... 

If you are exhibiting or experiencing any illness or symptoms of COVID-19, DO NOT attend your appointment and contact avop@yyc.com to reschedule.

Contact

If you need to reach the AVOP Office, please email avop@yyc.com or call 403-735-1386 during business hours. Call wait times may vary due to volume.