Airside Access Permit (AAP) Application Process

Welcome to Alpha’s Airside Access Permit application process! On this page you can find everything you need to apply for an AAP/AVOP at the Boundary Bay Airport. If you have any questions during this process, you can email us at avop@alpha-aviation.ca and we will be happy to assist you.

Alpha Aviation works closely with City staff to ensure compatible operations and coordinate building permits and land development initiatives. Emergency Fire Services and Policing are provided by the Municipality and the airport conducts frequent exercises with these services to ensure the highest standards of safety and response.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an AAP?
An Airside Access Permit, or AAP, is a permit that allows an individual to access restricted areas of the airfield and acts as an identification card.

What is an AVOP?
An Airside Vehicle Operators Permit, or AVOP, is a permit that allows an individual to drive in restricted areas of the airfield. What areas you are allowed to drive in are designated on the AAP.

What about individuals who hold Airside Vehicle Operator Permits?
Whether an AAP holder has an AVOP rating or not is designated by a D/A or D next to the individual’s portrait on the AAP.

How do I get an AVOP?
To get an AVOP rating on your AAP, you must demonstrate a valid reason for holding one during your AAP application. Bear in mind Alpha holds the right to deny any applicant for an AAP or AVOP and this privilege may be revoked at any time.

How to Apply

  1. Read the ‘AAP Manual’ PDF found here.
  2. Read the ‘CZBB Rules and Regulations’ PDF found here.
  3. Follow this link https://vortex.czbb.com/avop or click on the “Online Application” link above to complete the online application process (Note: It will require you to upload a picture of yourself in order to complete).
  4. If your application is approved, you will be sent an email containing your new ID number and further instructions on how to complete the test.