KF Centre for Excellence

The Centre is proud to work with government, industry and community partners to broaden the reach of its resources and benefits and connect more people with aviation. If you would like to partner with the KF Centre for Excellence, please visit our Events page here to submit a request. The Centre is made possible by the support of these partners.

YLW Kelowna International Airport

Neighbours for over 50 years, KF Aerospace and the Kelowna International Airport share a proud and ever evolving partnership. The Kelowna International Airport (YLW) offers more than 60 daily nonstop commercial flights with seven airlines. As the 10th busiest airport in Canada, YLW’s total economic impact is 4,545 jobs and $789 million in total economic output to the province of British Columbia.

City of Kelowna

Kelowna is located along the beautiful shores of Okanagan Lake, in the heart of the stunning Okanagan Valley. The lake offers opportunities for boating, swimming or fishing, while nearby mountains attract hikers, skiers and outdoor enthusiasts. Golfers tee-it-up at our 14 courses, and bustling urban centres offer restaurants with delectable food, award-winning wines, craft beers and ciders, local shopping, museums, live entertainment and cultural festivals. It is the largest community in the Regional District with a population of over 143,000. As a desirable place to live, offering an active four-season lifestyle, Kelowna remains one of Canada’s fastest growing cities.

Government of Canada

The federal government has generously provided a grant for the project, through Natural Resources Canada’s Green Construction through Wood Program, which promotes the use of wood in non-traditional construction projects such as low-rise non-residential buildings, tall wood buildings and bridges. The program positions Canada as a world leader in innovative wood construction technologies and the low-carbon economy.


KF Centre for Excellence

We are affiliated with the following groups and organizations:

Tourism Kelowna

Tourism Kelowna is a leading destination management organization that supports Kelowna and the Central Okanagan as a sustainable, four-season destination that attracts visitors from around the world.

Kelowna Chamber of Commerce

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is a welcoming not-for-profit, member-driven organization that improves and supports the local business community.

The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission

The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission (COEDC) is a service of the Regional District of Central Okanagan, providing economic development services to the communities of Lake Country, Kelowna, Westbank First Nation, West Kelowna, Peachland and Electoral Areas East and West.