Calm Air

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Calm Air
Calm Air Logo.svg
IATA
MO
ICAO
CAV
Callsign
CALM AIR
Founded 1962
Hubs Thompson Airport
Winnipeg Airport
Secondary hubs Churchill, MB;
Rankin Inlet, NU
Frequent-flyer program Aeroplan
Fleet size 18[1]
Destinations 13[2]
Parent company Exchange Income Corporation
Headquarters Thompson, Manitoba, Canada
Website http://www.calmair.com

Calm Air International LP. is an airline based in Thompson, Manitoba, Canada.[3] It is owned by the Exchange Income Corporation. It operates services in northern Manitoba and the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut. Charter and freight services are also undertaken. Its main base is Thompson Airport.[4]

History[edit]

The airline was established and started operations in 1962. It was founded by Carl Arnold Lawrence Morberg (1936-2005),[5] and his wife, as a charter service in northern Saskatchewan. In 1976 it took over the Transair passenger service in the Northwest Territories. In 1981, Calm Air took over many of the passenger and cargo routes of Lamb Air. Canadian Airlines acquired a 45% holding in Calm Air in 1987.[4]

On April 8, 2009 Calm Air was purchased by the Exchange Income Corporation (EIC) which also owns Perimeter Aviation, Bearskin Airlines, Custom Helicopters and Keewatin Air.

Airline partnerships[edit]

Calm Air has codeshare agreement with Canadian North.[6]

Destinations[edit]

A Saab 340 operated by Calm Air in 2007

Calm Air operates services to the following communities:[2]

Fleet[edit]

The following aircraft are listed by Transport Canada as being registered to Calm Air:[1]

Calm Air Fleet
Aircraft No. of Aircraft Variants Idents Notes
Dornier 328JET 2 328-300 C-GBEU, C-FAPU
ATR 42 8 300, 320 C-FCIJ, C-FECI, C-FJYV, C-FJYW, C-FMAK, C-GKKR, C-GDSS, C-FAFS C-FCIJ configured for cargo & fuel haul operations, C-FJYW and C-FMAK modified for a "Combi" configuration. C-FJYV suffered a landing gear failure in March 2014 and has been written off due to the damage.
ATR 72 3 202 C-FCRZ, C-FULE, C-FJCQ C-FCRZ and C-FULE aircraft are configured for cargo & fuel haul operations. C-FJCQ is used for regular scheduled flights.
Hawker Siddeley HS 748 5 748 2A, 748 2B C-GHSC (C-FAMO C-GDOP C-GEPB C-GSBF have been taken out of service) C-GHSC is configured for cargo operation and is fitted with a LFD (Large Freight Door).

All of Calmair's Saab 340s (C-FSPB, C-FTJV, C-FTJW, C-FTLW, C-GMNM, C-GTJY) have been sold to other operators and are in the process of being replaced by ATR-42s and Dornier 328 Jets on scheduled passenger service routes.

Calm Air ATR 42 at Winnipeg airport

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Transport Canada listing of aircraft owned by "Calm Air" Search "Calm Air" on last search field, Owner Name
  2. ^ a b Calm Air schedule
  3. ^ Home page. Calm Air. February 11, 2005. Retrieved on January 3, 2012. "90 Thompson Drive Thompson, Manitoba, Canada R8N 1Y8"
  4. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 60. 
  5. ^ http://passages.winnipegfreepress.com/passage-details/id-99975/name-Carl_Morberg/ Obituary, retrieved 2013 April 17
  6. ^ "Our Partners". Canadian North. 

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