Nolinor Aviation

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Nolinor Aviation
Nolinor Aviation Logo.svg
IATA
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ICAO
NRL
Callsign
NOLINOR
Founded 1992
Hubs Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
Fleet size 10[1]
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Website http://www.nolinor.com/

Les Investissements Nolinor Inc., trading as Nolinor Aviation, is a charter airline based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It operates passenger charter and cargo services within Canada and to the USA. Its main base is Montréal-Mirabel International Airport.[2] It has 115 employees.[3]

A Nolinor Boeing 737-200 landing at Val-d'Or Airport

History[edit]

The airline was established in 1992 and started operations in 1997. It began operations mainly to service hunting and fishing outfitters in the Schefferville area, then provided charter services for passengers and freight. Since June 1999 it also has permission to provide its own aircraft maintenance.

In 2001, the company bought its first fully cargo Convair 580 and started providing cargo service to the United States and the northern region of Canada. In order to respond to the growing cargo market, Nolinor Aviation bought two more full cargo Convair 580s in 2004. In 2006, the fourth passenger Convair 580 was delivered.

In 2004, the Prud'Homme family trust became the majority stockholder. Expanding very rapidly, Nolinor needed more space for its Convair 580 fleet and in 2005 the company moved its maintenance facilities to Mirabel International Airport. The new hangar provides more than 100,000 sq ft (10,000 m2) and is able to accommodate aircraft like the Boeing 747-200, 777-300, 767, Airbus A310, and A320. The tarmac has more than 300,000 sq ft (30,000 m2). and provides sufficient parking space for all the Nolinor Convairs 580 and other maintenance clients.

In 2006, the company was named one of the best enterprise of the province of Quebec by the National Bank of Canada. Nolinor is taking its share of the market also outside the Quebec region.

In 2007, Nolinor Aviation has acquired two ex-Royal Air Maroc Boeing 737-200 Combis (freight/passenger). In 2011, Nolinor has acquired another 737-200, full freighter, for its cargo operations.

In 2013, Nolinor began charter service from the Region of Waterloo International Airport to Mary River via the Iqaluit Airport using a Boeing 737-200 with three times weekly service and a fourth flight every other week.

In 2014, Nolinor added a Learjet 31 corporate jet to their fleet.

Operations[edit]

Primary base of operations

Livery[edit]

In 2003, the Netherlands based airline branding firm Lila Design re-designed Nolinor's logo and aircraft paint design into a stylized white, blue and gold image.[4]

Fleet[edit]

The Nolinor Aviation fleet includes the following aircraft (as of June 2014)[1]

Nolinor Fleet
Aircraft Number[1] Variants Notes[5]
Boeing 737 4 200 Series C-GNLK, C-GNLN, C-GNRD, C-GTUK. Combi aircraft, 119 seats maximum. Three of this four combi aircraft are also able to operate gravel airstrips. Another one is a full cargo aircraft capable of carrying more than 35,000 lb of cargo.[6]
Convair 580 5 580/580F C-FAWV, C-FHNM, C-FTAP, C-GQHB, C-GRLQ. 4 passenger aircraft, who can carry between 30 to 50 passengers and 2 full cargo aircraft capable of carrying more than 15,000 lb of cargo.[7]
Learjet 31 1 31A C-FVNC. 8 passenger corporate jet for executive transport.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Transport Canada listing of aircraft owned by "Les Investissements Nolinor Inc."
  2. ^ Nolinor : Contact
  3. ^ Nolinor : Team
  4. ^ Lila Design Airlines Portfolio (Nolinor)
  5. ^ Nolinor : Fleet
  6. ^ Nolinor : Boeing 737-200 specifications
  7. ^ Nolinor : Convair 580 specifications
  8. ^ Nolinor : Learjet 31 specifications

External links[edit]

Media related to Nolinor Aviation at Wikimedia Commons