|Headquarters||Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada|
Alkan Air Ltd. is an airline based in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. It operates seven-day-a-week charter and air ambulance (medevac) services that cover northern and western Canada and Alaska. Alkan also operates scheduled flights between Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport and Watson Lake Airport.
Alkan Air was formed in 1977 by Barry Watson and two Whitehorse businessmen, Win and Joe Muff. It was named in honour of the famous Alaska Highway or Al-Can Highway which skirts the City of Whitehorse. Hugh Kitchen became a partner in 1987 when Win and Joe Muff decided to sell their stake in the company in order to start a telecommunications business in Whitehorse.
The company began by operating a Cessna 206 on floats/skis and a Cessna 337 on wheels. Expansion soon followed and by 1987, when float and ski operations were discontinued, Alkan Air was one of the main providers of scheduled service in Yukon. In the early 1990s, the company gradually phased out scheduled flights in order to focus on charter operations. High performance, pressurized Beech King Airs were introduced in 1994.
Alkan Air primarily flies charter operations for hunting outfitters and government operations. Three Kings Airs are dedicated to flying medevacs for the Yukon Government.
In October 2015, Alkan Air opened a flight training school to accommodate a need in Yukon for people wanting to learn to fly. As of 2016, the flight school operates two Cessna 172's, a Piper PA-34 Seneca 3 and can train for Private and Commercial Licenses and multi-engine and instrument ratings. In addition, Alkan Air operates a Transport Canada certified simulator for instrument training.
|Aircraft||No. of Aircraft||Variants||Notes|
|Beechcraft Super King Air||5||200, 300/350||Alkan Air shows BE-350 and Transport Canada shows BE-300|
|Cessna 172||3||172M, 172Q|
|Cessna 206||2||U206F, U206G|
|Cessna 208 Caravan||3||208B|
|Single Otter||1||DHC-3-T Turbo-Otter|
|Dornier Do 228||1||228-202|
|Piper PA-31 Navajo||1||PA-31-350||Listed at Alkan Air site as a Piper Chieftain|
|Piper PA-34 Seneca||1||PA-34-220T||Not listed at Alkan Air site|
- "Canadian Civil Aircraft Register: Quick Search Result for Alkan Air". Transport Canada. Retrieved 2016-07-24.
- "Watson Lake, Yukon, welcomes 1st scheduled flight in decades". CBC News North. September 13, 2016. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
- Air Ambulance
- Flight Training Fleet
- Flight Training
- Alkan Air Fleet
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