|Operating bases||Norman Wells Airport, Norman Wells Water Aerodrome|
|Fleet size||21, 17|
|Parent company||North Wright Air Limited|
|Headquarters||Norman Wells, Northwest Territories|
North-Wright Airways is an airline based in Norman Wells, Northwest Territories, Canada. It operates commuter services to several communities in the Northwest Territories, and charter services. Its main base is Norman Wells Airport and they operate the Norman Wells Water Aerodrome.
The airline was established in 1986 and used to be known as Nahanni Air Services and North Wright Air.
As of August 2018, North-Wright Airways served the following destinations:
- Aklavik (Aklavik/Freddie Carmichael Airport)
- Colville Lake (Colville Lake/Tommy Kochon Aerodrome on-demand service)
- Deline (Déline Airport)
- Fort Good Hope (Fort Good Hope Airport)
- Inuvik (Inuvik (Mike Zubko) Airport)
- Norman Wells (Norman Wells Airport)
- Tulita (Tulita Airport)
- Yellowknife (Yellowknife Airport)
|Aircraft||No. of aircraft
|No. of aircraft
|Beech 99||2||1||99||12 passengers, scheduled and charter|
|Beechcraft 1900||0||2||1900D||Up to 19 passengers|
|Beechcraft Super King Air||1||0||Super King Air 200||9 - 11 passengers, scheduled and charter|
|Britten-Norman Islander||1||0||BN2-26A||7 or 8 passengers|
|Cessna 172||3||2||172M, 172N||3 passengers, charters|
|Cessna 185||1||1||185F||3 passengers, float and ski capable|
|Cessna 206||3||3||Super Skywagon/Stationair U206 (C (Super Skywagon), F (Stationair), G (Stationair))||5 passengers ski/floats|
|Cessna 207||4||2||207A Skywagon/Stationair 8||5 or 6 passengers|
|Cessna 208 Grand Caravan||2||2||208B||9 passengers, scheduled service|
|de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter||2||2||1–Series 100, 1–Series 300||16 to 18 passengers|
|Helio Courier||1||1||H-295||4 passengers, tundra tyres or wheel/skis|
|Pilatus PC-6 Porter||1||1||PC-6/B-H2||Up to 10 passengers|
On 5 July 2004, a Twin Otter, C-FMOL, was departing a 1,500 ft (460 m) gravel runway just off the Canol Road west of Norman Wells. As they took off the aircraft was caught by a sudden crosswind and returned to the runway where the left wheel caught some willows that were growing onto the strip. The aircraft went off the end of the strip and the wing became detached. No one was killed or injured
On 14 September 2005, a Cessna 207, C-FAWL, left Tulita Airport for Norman Wells. About 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi) the aircraft, with one pilot and two passengers, went down into the muskeg and flipped over. The passengers were uninjured but the pilot had serious injuries.
On 16 August 2006, a Cessna 337, C-FWHP, was flying from Fort Good Hope Airport to Norman Wells with one pilot and five passengers. the aircraft went overdue and a search was begun. The wreckage was found about 26 NM (48 km; 30 mi) east of Fort Good Hope. All passengers and the pilot were killed.
On 16 July 2008, a Twin Otter was on final for Hook Lake when the aircraft stalled. The aircraft hit some trees near the shore of the lake but neither pilot was injured.
On 20 May 2010, the wing of a Cessna 207, that was flying at a low altitude at Fort Good Hope Airport hit another North-Wright pilot. The pilot on the ground, William Bleach, who was filming at the time, died three days later. Parker James Butterfield, who was flying the C207, was sentenced to nine months and suspended from flying for two years.
- Our Aircraft
- "Canadian Civil Aircraft Register: Quick Search Result for North-Wright Airways". Transport Canada. Retrieved 2018-08-20.
- North-Wright Airways scheduled services
- "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 56.
- Nav Canada's Water Aerodrome Supplement. Effective 0901Z 29 March 2018 to 0901Z 25 April 2019.
- CADORS report for C-FMOL
- CADORS report for C-FAWL
- CADORS report for C-FWHP
- CADORS report for DHC-6 Twin Otter
- Pilot pleads guilty to dangerous flying in film-shoot death
- Sask. pilot gets 9-month sentence in N.W.T. death
- ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74509
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