Air Inuit

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Air Inuit
Air inuit logo14.png
IATA
3H[1]
ICAO
AIE[2]
Callsign
INUIT
Founded November 1978; 35 years ago (1978-11)
Operating bases
Frequent-flyer program Isaruuk Reward Program
Fleet size 28[3]
Destinations 22[4]
Company slogan Let us take you there...
Parent company Makivik Corporation
Headquarters Dorval, Quebec
Key people Pita Aatami (President, Air Inuit)
Website http://www.airinuit.com/
One of Air Inuit's two Boeing 737-200s, at Val-d'Or Airport.
A DeHavilland DHC-8-102 belonging to Air Inuit at Cornwall, Ontario, May 2005

Air Inuit Ltd is an airline based in Dorval, Quebec, Canada.[5] It operates domestic passenger services and charter and cargo services in Nunavik and Nunavut. Its main base is Kuujjuaq Airport.[6]

History[edit]

[citation needed]

The airline was established and started operations in 1978 using a de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver aircraft. The airline is collectively owned by the Inuit of Nunavik through the Makivik Corporation.[7]

Destinations[edit]

Air Inuit operates scheduled services to the following domestic destinations (September 2012): [8]

Scheduled flights[edit]

Charters[edit]

Air Inuit also offers other charter services to anywhere in Canada, the United States and abroad.

Fleet[edit]

The Air Inuit fleet includes the following aircraft (as of September 2012)[3]

Air Inuit Fleet
Aircraft Number[3] Variants Notes[9]
DHC6 Twin Otter 7 300 Series 19 seats maximum, 3,200 lbs cargo
Avro 748 2 2A Series 3 Combi aircraft and 1 HS748 LFD Freighter
Boeing 737 2 200 Series Combi aircraft, 115 seats maximum. These two combi aircraft are also able to operate from gravel airstrips.
Dash 8-100 2 100 Series 37 seat maximum, 7,500 lbs cargo
Dash 8-300 9 300 Series 45 seats maximum
King Air 3 100 Series 9 seats, 2,300 lbs cargo

Air Inuit also has access to a Eurocopter Ecureuil (Aerospatiale ASTAR 350) through Nunavik Rotors.[9]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 16 March 1981, Douglas C-47A C-FIRW was damaged beyond repair when it broke through the frozen surface of Lac Bienville while taxiing for take-off on a cargo flight.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airline Codes
  2. ^ Transport Canada - Air Traffic Designators - TP 143 (PDF)
  3. ^ a b c Transport Canada listing of aircraft owned by "Air Inuit" (enter Air Inuit in the box titled "Owner Name")
  4. ^ Air Inuit route map
  5. ^ "Contact us." Air Inuit. Retrieved on October 8, 2009. "547 Meloche Dorval (Quebec) Canada H9P 2W2 "
  6. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 58. 
  7. ^ 01 (1975-11-11). "Air Inuit Flight History". Airinuit.com. Retrieved 2012-09-06. 
  8. ^ "Air Inuit Our Destinations". Airinuit.com. Retrieved 2012-09-06. 
  9. ^ a b Air Inuit (2005). "Our Fleet". Archived from the original on 2008-06-12. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  10. ^ "C-FIRW Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 

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