Nolinor Aviation

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Nolinor Aviation
Nolinor Aviation Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1992
Hubs Montréal-Mirabel International Airport
Fleet size 13[1]
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Les Investissements Nolinor Inc., trading as Nolinor Aviation, is a charter airline based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It operates passenger charter and cargo services within Canada and to the USA. Its main base is Montréal-Mirabel International Airport.[2] It has 115 employees.[3]

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


The airline was established in 1992 and started operations in 1997. It began operations mainly to service hunting and fishing outfitters in the Schefferville area, then provided charter services for passengers and freight. Since June 1999 it also has permission 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 delivered.

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

In 2006, the company was named one of the best enterprise of the province of Quebec by the National Bank of Canada. Nolinor is taking its share of the market also 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 via the Iqaluit Airport using a Boeing 737-200 with three times weekly service and a fourth flight every other week. Nolinor also ground handles American Airlines flights, operated by Envoy Air, at YKF.

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

In 2016, Nolinor Aviation is adding a 737-300 to its fleet.[4]


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

Primary base of operations


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.[5]


The Nolinor Aviation fleet includes the following aircraft (as of January 2017)[1]

Nolinor Fleet
Aircraft Number[1] Variants Notes[6]
Boeing 737 6 737-200 C-GNLA, C-GNLK, C-GNLN, C-GNLW, C-GNRD, C-GTUK. Combi aircraft, 119 seats maximum. Three of these four combi aircraft are also able to operate gravel airstrips. Another one is a full cargo aircraft capable of carrying more than 35,000 lb of cargo.[7]
Boeing 737 1 737-300 C-GNLQ. 130 seats maximum. This is an all passenger or all cargo aircraft that can carry up to 30, 000 pounds of payload. It is not certified to operate on gravel runways.[8]
Convair 440 4 440 C-FHNM, C-FTAP, C-GQHB, C-GRLQ. Passenger aircraft, who can carry between 30 and 50 passengers and full cargo aircraft capable of carrying more than 15,000 lb of cargo.[9]
Convair 580 1 580/580F C-FAWV. Passenger aircraft, who can carry between 30 and 50 passengers and full cargo aircraft capable of carrying more than 15,000 lb of cargo.[10]
Learjet 31 1 31A C-FVNC. 8 passenger corporate jet for executive transport.[11]
Hughes 500 1 369D C-GSZN.


  1. ^ a b c Transport Canada listing of aircraft owned by "Les Investissements Nolinor Inc."
  2. ^ Nolinor : Contact
  3. ^ Nolinor : Team
  4. ^
  5. ^ Lila Design Airlines Portfolio (Nolinor)
  6. ^ Nolinor : Fleet
  7. ^ Nolinor : Boeing 737-200 specifications
  8. ^
  9. ^ Nolinor : Convair 580 specifications
  10. ^ Nolinor : Convair 580 specifications
  11. ^ Nolinor : Learjet 31 specifications

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