Nolinor Aviation

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Nolinor Aviation
Nolinor Aviation Logo.svg
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IATA ICAO Callsign
N5 NRL NOLINOR
Founded1992
AOC #Canada: 10705[1]
United States: NL1F800F[2]
HubsMontréal–Mirabel International Airport
Fleet size18 (TC),[3] 11 (NRL)[4][5][6]
HeadquartersMirabel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Websitehttp://nolinor.com/en/

Les Investissements Nolinor Inc., trading as Nolinor Aviation, is a charter airline based in Mirabel, a suburb of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It operates passenger charter and cargo services within Canada and to the U.S. Its main base is Montréal–Mirabel International Airport.[7] It has 200 employees.[8]

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

History[edit]

The airline was established in 1992 and started operations in 1997. Since June 1999 it has also been authorized 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 purchased.

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 pavement has more than 300,000 sq ft (30,000 m2). and provides sufficient parking space for all the Nolinor Convair 580s and other maintenance clients.

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

In 2007, Nolinor Aviation acquired two ex-Royal Air Maroc Boeing 737-200 combis (freight/passenger). In 2011, Nolinor 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 Aerodrome via Iqaluit Airport using a Boeing 737-200 with three times weekly service and a fourth flight every other week. This service has since ended.

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

In 2016, Nolinor Aviation added a 737-300 to its fleet.[5]

In September 2017, Nolinor participated in the rescue of stranded passengers from Air France Flight 66 which made an emergency landing at Goose Bay Airport in Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, after experiencing an engine loss over the Atlantic Ocean. Passengers were ferried to their original destination at Los Angeles International Airport, with a stop at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport.

In 2020, the Montreal Alouettes and Nolinor Aviation will be teaming up for the next 10 years, as Nolinor remains the club’s official charter flight partner. This new deal goes even further than the previous one as a Boeing 737 plane was personalized with the team’s logo and colours. [9]. Nolinor also launch OWG, a new airline to offer a unique travel experience to tropical destinations [10] [11]

In 2021, Nolinor’s OWG Allows Passengers To Win Back Lost Deposits [12]

Operations[edit]

Nolinor charter (operating as First Air) at Cambridge Bay Airport

Nolinor's primary bases of operations include:

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.[13]

Fleet[edit]

The Nolinor Aviation fleet includes the following aircraft (as of April 28th 2020)[3]

Nolinor Fleet
Aircraft TC number[3] NRL number Variants Notes
Boeing 737-200 9 6[4][5] Nine (TC) or six (NRL) 200 series combi aircraft, 119 seats maximum, operate on gravel airstrips. Capable of carrying more than 30,000 lb (14,000 kg) of cargo. Aircraft C-GNLK has the distinction of being the oldest 737 in commercial passenger operation today.[14] The aircraft has been in continuous service since 1974 (47 years).[4]
Boeing 737 Classic 1 3 737-300, 737-400[15][4][5] Two 737-400's have been delivered in 2020 one is ex-Xtra Airways and the other is ex-AlbaStar. The two 737-400's will be in all passenger configuration[16]
Convair 340 1 0 CV-340
Convair 580 4 4[6] 580 Passenger aircraft, that can carry between 30 and 50 passengers and full cargo aircraft capable of carrying more than 15,000 lb (6,800 kg) of cargo.[6] These are upgraded CV-440 and are still listed with TC under that designation.
Hughes 500 1 0 369D
Learjet 31 1 0 31A C-FVNC. Eight passenger corporate jet for executive transport.
Learjet 45 1 0 Nine passenger corporate jet for executive transport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Transport Canada (2019-09-06), Civil Aviation Services (CAS) AOC. wwwapps.tc.gc.ca.
  2. ^ "Federal Aviation Administration - Airline Certificate Information - Detail View". av-info.faa.gov. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  3. ^ a b c "Canadian Civil Aircraft Register: Quick Search Result for Nolinor". Transport Canada. Retrieved 2017-10-15.
  4. ^ a b c d Nolinor : Boeing 737-200 specifications
  5. ^ a b c d e Nolinor : Boeing 737-300 specifications
  6. ^ a b c Nolinor : Convair 580 specifications
  7. ^ Nolinor : Contact
  8. ^ Nolinor : Career
  9. ^ https://skiesmag.com/press-releases/the-alouettes-to-fly-on-the-wings-of-nolinor-aviation/
  10. ^ https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/launch-of-owg-a-new-airline-to-offer-a-unique-travel-experience-to-tropical-destinations-819810052.html
  11. ^ https://www.aviationtoday.com/2020/07/14/nolinor-invests-millions-in-new-canadian-airline-and-fleet-avionics/
  12. ^ https://simpleflying.com/owg-win-lost-deposits/
  13. ^ Lila Design Portfolio (Nolinor)
  14. ^ https://simpleflying.com/what-is-the-oldest-operating-commercial-aircraft/
  15. ^ Nolinor Aviation [@nolinoraviation] (2020-04-27). "New bird on the fleet. Arrival of our second Boeing 737-400 at #Nolinor t.co/DWR4HOcjuM" (Tweet). Retrieved 2020-12-31 – via Twitter.
  16. ^ Nolinor Aviation [@nolinoraviation] (2020-04-27). "@Stratocruzr Nope" (Tweet). Retrieved 2020-12-31 – via Twitter.

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