Hopkinson Aircraft Sales opens Scottsdale office

Andrew Hopkinson, president of Hopkinson Aircraft Sales, was photographed with a Citation XLS business jet in Calgary on Thursday July 21, 2016. GAVIN YOUNG / POSTMEDIA

By DAVID PARKER, CALGARY HERALD
Published on: July 26, 2016 | Last Updated: July 26, 2016 7:30 AM MDT

John Hopkinson, founder and CEO of Hopkinson Aircraft Sales has spent a lot of time in Scottsdale, Arizona, since he purchased a home there some 20 years ago. His company that acquires, brokers and sells new and pre-owned corporate jets has become the largest importer and exporter of corporate aircraft in Canada and much of his business is done stateside, and through the Airpark at Scottsdale Airport.

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Calgary native John Hopkinson often flies between his Calgary International Airport and the Scottsdale Airport, where his company, Hopkinson Aircraft Sales, is located.

Hopkinson likes the convenience. He says he can fly from Calgary to Scottsdale in two hours and 45 minutes.

“For us, the Airpark gets good corporate traffic, traveled by the big decision makers,” says Hopkinson, whose company acquires, brokers and sells new and preowned corporate jets. It works closely with Landmark Aviation.