West Wind Aviation

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West Wind Aviation
C-FWWQ West Wind Aviation Beech 200.JPG
IATA
N/A[1]
ICAO
WEW[2]
Callsign
WESTWIND
Hubs Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
Fleet size 29[3]
Destinations 3 ExpressAir,[4] 8 Pronto[5]
Company slogan We Take Care. For You.
Headquarters Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Key people Gord Gillespie (President)
Website

http://www.westwindaviation.ca

http://www.expressairclub.ca

West Wind Aviation Limited Partnership is Saskatchewan's second-largest commercial aviation group with a fleet of 29 aircraft.

Destinations[edit]

West Wind hangar in Regina
West Wind hangar in Saskatoon

Under its ExpressAir banner, West Wind offers scheduled service between Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. Service in northern Saskatchewan and Nunavut is provided under the Pronto Airways banner. Its main commercial rival is Prince Albert-based Transwest Air.

Fleet[edit]

As of February 2014 West Wind Aviation had the following aircraft registered with Transport Canada.[3]

West Wind Aviation
Aircraft Number Variants Idents Notes
ATR 42 5 300/320 series GWWC, GWWD, GWWR, GWEA, GLDE 44/46 passengers.
Beechcraft Super King Air 200 5 200 series FWWQ, GWWV, FWWF, GWWN, GYDQ 8 passengers, MEDIVAC capable.
Beechcraft 1900 airliner 8 1900 Model C/D GPRT, GWWY, GWWX, GPRZ, GWWK, GDCG, GGCA, GPRL 19 passengers, and is versatile enough to land on gravel and pavement airstrips.
Cessna 400 5 401, 401B, 402C FZJE, GAXR, GGPX, GRSY, GSQD 5/6 passengers.
Cessna 414 1 N/A GEUY 5 passengers.
Cessna 560 Citation 2 560 GWWU, FCBQ 560 (Ultra) seats 7-8 passengers.
British Aerospace Jetstream 3 Model 3112 FCPD, GHGK, GWEX Also listed as BAe Jetstream 31. 11, 15 or 19 passengers.

Aviation services[edit]

West Wind operates fixed base operations at the Saskatoon and Regina airports under the Aerocentre franchise.[6] Under the International Air Services brand West Wind provides airport terminal services to charter and international airlines at the Saskatoon, Regina and Winnipeg airports.[7] In addition under the Lancaster Fuel brand, aviation fuel is provides to smaller airports and private operators in the province,[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Airline Codes". Airline Codes. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  2. ^ Transport Canada - Air Traffic Designators - TP 143 (PDF)[dead link]
  3. ^ a b Transport Canada listing of aircraft owned by "West Wind Aviation" (enter West Wind Aviation in the box titled "Owner Name")
  4. ^ "ExpressAir". Expressairclub.ca. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  5. ^ "Pronto". Bookpronto.com. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  6. ^ "West Wind Aviation - Now You're Getting Somewhere". Westwindaviation.ca. 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  7. ^ "West Wind Aviation - Now You're Getting Somewhere". Westwindaviation.ca. 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  8. ^ "West Wind Aviation - Now You're Getting Somewhere". Westwindaviation.ca. 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 

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