Remote communities in the Canadian Arctic Circle rely on regional carriers to fly in supplies and fuel, sometimes using vintage airliners. One company, Voyageur Aviation is now offering a more up-to-date approach to this vital service.
Chorus Aviation subsidiary, Voyageur Aviation has converted its first Bombardier Dash 8-100 from a passenger carrier into a fully configured freighter. The roll-out on April 20 of the Dash 8-100 Package Freighter (PF) marked the culmination of a three-year project which the company says, should be of great benefit to its specific market sector. The aircraft will soon be handed over to launch customer Wasaya Airways, a First Nations-owned airline based in Thunder Bay, Northern Ontario.