Summit Air

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Summit Air
GKOA - Summit Air Short SC.7 Skyvan side view.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1987
Fleet size 19[1]
Parent company Ledcor Group of Companies
Headquarters Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

8199400 Canada Inc. operating as Summit Air[2] is an airline that provides executive and general passenger and cargo air charter throughout the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon from its base at Yellowknife.


Summit Air started in Atlin, British Columbia in 1987. In January 2001, the base of operations was moved to Yellowknife. The Ledcor Group of Companies became a partner on June 1, 2009. In August 2012 Summit acquired Artic Sunwest Charters and all aircraft operated by Arctic Sunwest Charters were re-branded as Summit.

In January 2015 the airline acquired an Avro RJ85 aircraft which is being operated by Summit for First Air for use on services from Yellowknife and Edmonton. A second Avro RJ85 has since been ordered.[3]


As of August 2015 Summit Air has the following aircraft registered with Transport Canada. All aircraft are listed under 8199400 Canada Inc except where noted:[1]

Summit Air
Aircraft No. of Aircraft Variants Notes
ATR 72 4 ATR 72–202 two 68 seat passenger and two dedicated freighters
British Aerospace 146 2 Avro RJ85 90 seat configuration
Dornier Do 228 6 202 Combi aircraft, up to 19 passengers or 4,100 lb (1,900 kg) freight. One listed under Summit air.
de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo 0 DHC-5A Cargo up to 18,000 lb (8,200 kg), sold Dec 2015.[4] From Arctic Sunwest.
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 3 200 series, 300 series Combi, 19 passengers or 3,300 lb (1,500 kg), floats, skis, tundra tires. From Arctic Sunwest.
de Havilland Canada Dash 8 2 DHC-8-102 Combi, 37 passengers or 7,428 lb (3,369 kg). From Arctic Sunwest.
Piper PA-31 Navajo 1 PA-31-350 8 passengers. From Arctic Sunwest.
Short SC.7 Skyvan 2 Series 3 Up to 4,500 lb (2,000 kg) freight but may carry 9 passengers.

In addition Transport Canada lists two de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver (DHC-2 MK. III) registered to 8199400 Canada Inc, both with certificates cancelled. In addition Transport Canada lists a Cessna 207 (T207A Turbo Skywagon/Turbo Stationair 8) registered to Summit Air with a cancelled certificate.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Transport Canada listing of aircraft owned by "8199400 Canada Inc" and Transport Canada listing of aircraft owned by "Summit Air"
  2. ^ Disclosure of Contracts
  3. ^ "Canadian Avro". Airliner World: 15. March 2015. 
  4. ^ Canadian Civil Aircraft Register. Search using "DHC-5" in the "Model Name:" box. The only other operator in Canada is the Canadian Forces Air Command who have six CC-115. Canadian Forces Air Command - CC-115 - Overview and Canadian Forces Air Command - CC-115 - Technical Specifications

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