Air Georgian

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Air Georgian Limited
Air Georgian Logo.svg
ASJ Untitled Cessna 560XL Citation Excel - C-GUPC - Owned by Air Georgian Ltd (9535776452).jpg
A Cessna Citation Sovereign formerly owned by Air Georgian[1]
IATA ICAO Callsign
ZX GGN GEORGIAN
Founded1994
AOC #Canada 5559[2]
United States SMQF162F[3]
HubsAs Air Canada Express:
Toronto Pearson International Airport[4]
Frequent-flyer programAeroplan (Air Canada)
AllianceStar Alliance (affiliate for Air Canada)
Fleet size15,[5] 15[6]
Parent companyPrivate Equity
HeadquartersShell Aerocentre at Toronto Pearson International Airport
Mississauga, Ontario
Key peopleEric Edmondson (President & CEO)
Troy Stephens (VP Flight Operations)
Scott Monsen (VP Finance)
Adeeb Haddadi (VP Maintenance)
Employees500
Websitewww.airgeorgian.ca

Air Georgian Limited is a privately owned airline based at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.[7][8] Between 200 and 2019 its main business was its operation as Air Canada Express on a Tier III codeshare with Air Canada for scheduled services on domestic and trans-border routes. Starting in 2020 Air Georgian began focusing on air charters and independent regional airline operations. Air Georgian is based at Toronto Pearson International Airport.[4]

Air Georgian operates under the Subparts 704 and 705 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR 704, CAR 705) and has completed the IATA Operational Safety Audit. Air Georgian is a certified dealer of Pratt & Whitney ADAS systems and is the Canadian Service Centre for the Hawker Premier. Air Georgian pilots are represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).

History[edit]

Air Georgian Beechcraft 1900D in Canadian Airlines livery

Air Georgian began as an airport developer in 1985. It began commercial operations in 1994 and subsequently developed its commercial air carrier business, which as of 2011 represented 87 percent of its total business. In 1997 It became a code share partner of Canadian Airlines, operating under the banner of Ontario Regional. Air Georgian was a partner of Canadian Airlines. In 2000 Air Georgian became a Tier III partner of Air Canada and operated as Air Alliance.[9]

It had a long time cargo operation known as Georgian Express which was sold to Cargojet in 2007.

On November 15, 2013, Air Georgian and Regional 1 completed a joint venture through the creation of a parent company, Regional Express Aviation Ltd. (REAL), based in Calgary, Alberta.[10] Air Georgian and R1 both benefit from having access to the world's largest private fleet of Dash 8 and CRJ aircraft, over CAD$100 million in spare parts and domestic maintenance bases located throughout Canada. The joint venture with R1 ended in February 2016.

In December, 2013 Air Canada announced that commencing in mid-2014, Air Georgian would operate additional routes in Canada and the United States using Air Canada CRJ-100/200 aircraft.[11]

In 2019 Air Canada indicated it was ending its relationship with the company as they reduced their Air Canada Express network by 35%. In February 2020, Air Georgian filed notice of intent for bankruptcy protection.[12] On March 16 Air Georgian received court approval to exit bankruptcy protection upon approval of an offer to purchase the company by a private investor through an asset purchase agreement. [13]

On March 16, 2020, Air Georgian began flying repatriation flights in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. [14]



References[edit]

  1. ^ Transport Canada, CCARCS-RIACC - History Search Result, retrieved 9 February 2020
  2. ^ Transport Canada (August 29, 2019), Civil Aviation Services (CAS) AOC. wwwapps.tc.gc.ca.
  3. ^ "Federal Aviation Administration - Airline Certificate Information - Detail View". av-info.faa.gov. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  4. ^ a b "Air Georgian route map". Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  5. ^ "About Air Georgian".
  6. ^ "Canadian Civil Aircraft Register: Quick Search Result for Air Georgian". Transport Canada. Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  7. ^ "Privacy Archived 2013-01-15 at Archive.today" Air Georgian. Retrieved on December 10, 2012. "Air Georgian Limited 2450 Derry Road, East Shell Aerocentre Mississauga, Ontario Canada L5S 1B2"
  8. ^ "Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Skyservice Airlines Inc. Hangar 6 and 6A Lester B Pearson International Airport 6932 Vanguard Drive Mississauga, Ontario." Watters Environmental Group Inc. 152/172. Retrieved on December 10, 2012. "Shell Aerocentre at Pearson Int. Airport (N.O.S.) Mississauga City"
  9. ^ Establishing the right path, Rob Seaman, in Wings Magazine Archived 2014-01-13 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2014-01-12
  10. ^ "Air Georgian and Regional 1 Complete Joint Venture". Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  11. ^ Marowits, Ross (December 10, 2013). "Air Canada picks Air Georgian for additional regional routes". Toronto Star.
  12. ^ "Air Georgian Takes First Bankruptcy Step". February 9, 2020.
  13. ^ https://home.kpmg/content/dam/kpmg/ca/pdf/creditorlinks/air-georgian/approval-and-vesting-order-dated-march-16-2020.pdf
  14. ^ https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6645857662871355392

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