Perimeter Aviation

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Perimeter Aviation
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1960
Hubs Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport
Secondary hubs Thompson Airport , Sioux Lookout Airport
Focus cities Thompson, Manitoba , Island Lake, Manitoba , Sioux Lookout, Ontario
Frequent-flyer program Perimeter Passport
Fleet size 32[2]
Destinations 23[3]
Company slogan Connecting Horizons
Parent company Exchange Income Corporation[4]
Headquarters Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Key people Nick Vodden (President), Christian Fels(Chief Pilot 705), Cory Bertram (Chief Pilot 703 / 704), Karla Tibbo (Flight Attendant Manager), Brad Winchar(PRM) Ric Jensen( Structures Manager)

Perimeter Aviation LP (Perimeter Aviation) is an airline with its head office on the property of Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.[5] Perimeter Aviation operates 32 aircraft on scheduled, charter, and medevac service.[2] It was established and started operations in 1960. It operates scheduled passenger services from Winnipeg to 23 destinations, freight and MEDEVAC services.[6] Its main base is Winnipeg International Airport.[7]

Perimeter is the largest carrier in Manitoba, in terms of number of aircraft and number of flights.[6]


As of January 2017, Perimeter provides scheduled passenger service to the following destinations:[3]


Perimeter Aviation Metro II

Perimeter Aviation operates more than 30 aircraft[8] and as of February 2017 there were 33 aircraft registered to Perimeter Aviation with Transport Canada:[2]

Perimeter Aviation Fleet
Aircraft No. of Aircraft[2] Variants Notes
Beechcraft Baron 55 3 95-B55, E95
De Havilland Canada Dash 8 6 102, 106, 314 37 to 50 passengers, up to 8,000 lb (3,600 kg) cargo
Fairchild Metroliner 10 SA227-AC 19 passengers, up to 4,000 lb (1,800 kg) cargo
Swearingen Merlin 14 SA226-T, SA226-TC 6 passengers, up to 700 lb (320 kg) cargo

Perimeter operates more than 30 aircraft on scheduled, charter, and MEDEVAC service with all aircraft having two engines for safety reasons. These include 10 Metros variants, and 5 Dash-8's. The Metros can be quickly configured from straight freighter configuration to 19-seat commuter interior. The Dash-8s can be configured to 37 seats, 29 seats, 21 seats, for the 100 series or 45 and 50 seat configuration for the 300 series. Straight freighter configuration can accommodate up to 12,000 lb (5,400 kg) of cargo.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Perimeter Airlines has had five reported accidents.

  • 1 November 1996, a Swearingen SA.226TC Metro II aircraft was on a scheduled flight (PAG207) to Gods River (ZGI) from Gods Lake Narrows (YGO). With about 345 ft (105 m) to the threshold of runway 27 the right hand main gear touched the ground and collapsed. After travelling about 20 ft (6.1 m) they hit a ridge of snow. The left gear touched down about 326 ft (99 m) ahead of the threshold and the aircraft went off the right side of the runway. The aircraft had two pilots and five passengers on board and there were no fatalities or injuries but the aircraft was a write off.[9][10]
  • 11 or 12 October 2001, a Swearingen SA.226TC Metro II Perimeter Flight 962 arrived at Shamattawa on a MEDIVAC flight to pick up a patient. It was night and the aircraft was coming into runway 01 too fast and too high so the crew performed a missed approach. Flying to the left of the runway centreline the aircraft hit some tress and came to rest in some muskeg. There were three people on board, both pilots were killed and the third person required hospitalization.[11][12]
  • 8 November 2006, a Swearingen SA.226TC Metro II was touching down at Norway House. The crew selected propeller reverse and the aircraft turned to the left with the main tire making contact with some loose snow. The aircraft next went over a ditch and climbed an embankment where the landing gear collapsed. The seven passengers and two crew evacuated the plane safely but it was a write off.[13][14]
  • On 23 December 2012, a Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III passenger plane with nine people aboard, operated by Perimeter on behalf of Kivalliq Air crashed at Sanikiluaq Airport (YSK) in Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, killing an infant boy and injuring all the others. The aircraft was on a second approach at the time.[15][16]


  1. ^ IATA Airline and Airport Code Search. Retrieved 26 November 2013
  2. ^ a b c d "Canadian Civil Aircraft Register: Quick Search Result for Perimeter Aviation". Transport Canada. Retrieved 2017-01-24. 
  3. ^ a b Perimeter Aviation: destinations Retrieved 27 January 2017
  4. ^ Exchange Income Corporation
  5. ^ "Contact Perimeter Aviation." Perimeter Aviation. Retrieved on December 24, 2012. "Perimeter Aviation LP. 626 Ferry Road, Winnipeg International Airport Winnipeg, MB R3H 0T7"
  6. ^ a b Perimeter Aviation: About Us Retrieved on 22 May 2015
  7. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 63. 
  8. ^ Our Fleet
  9. ^ Accident description for Perimeter Airlines (PAG207) at the Aviation Safety Network
  10. ^ CADORS report for Perimeter Airlines (PAG207)
  11. ^ Accident description for Perimeter Airlines (C-GYPA) at the Aviation Safety Network
  12. ^ CADORS report for Perimeter Airlines (PAG962)
  13. ^ Accident description for Perimeter Airlines (C-FTNV) at the Aviation Safety Network
  14. ^ CADORS report for Perimeter Airlines (PAG105)
  15. ^ "Baby dies in Nunavut plane crash". CBC Radio. 23 December 2012. 
  16. ^ CADORS report for Perimeter Airlines (PAG993)

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