A Second Lease of Life

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.

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Wasaya Airways’ first Dash 8-100 package freighter, C-GANF (c/n 042,) taxies out ahead of a training flight at North Bay/Jack Garland Airport on March 25.
ALL IMAGES ANDREW CLINE

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.

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