Air Satellite

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Air Satellite
IATA ICAO Callsign
6O ASJ SATELLITE
Founded 1968
Ceased operations 2007
Hubs Baie-Comeau Airport
Fleet size 2
Headquarters Baie-Comeau, Quebec, Canada

Air Satellite was an airline based in Baie-Comeau, Quebec, Canada. It operated scheduled, charter passenger and cargo services, as well as supplying aviation fuel, ground services and aircraft maintenance and repair. Its main base was Baie-Comeau Airport,[1] with hubs at Rimouski Airport, Sept-Îles Airport, Havre Saint-Pierre Airport and Quebec Airport.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The airline was established in 1968 and started operations in May 1968. It was founded by Jean Fournier and Real Poulin as a flying school. The acquisition of other related companies led to the launch into passenger and cargo transport services.

Air Satellite sustained a fatal accident on December 7, 1998, when its aircraft, a Britten-Norman BN2A Islander, fell into the St. Lawrence River one mile from the Baie-Comeau Airport, killing 7 and injuring 3 more.[2] The crash was one cause for the airline's diminished success, which eventually led to its sale in 2007 to Exact Air.[3]

Fleet[edit]

Air Satellite used the Cessna 402

The Air Satellite fleet consisted of the following aircraft in August 2007:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 66. 
  2. ^ "Le crash du 7 décembre 1998 face à Baie-Comeau - Le pilote manquait d'expérience", Le Devoir, November 23, 2002 (in French).
  3. ^ "Air Satellite passe aux mains d'Exact Air", Radio-Canada, August 1, 2007 (in French).

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