Summit Air

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Summit Air
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1987
Fleet size 21[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 2013/2014 several aircraft operated by Arctic Sunwest Charters were re-branded as Summit Air.

In January 2015 the airline acquired an Avro RJ85 aircraft which has been wet-leased to First Air for use on services from Yellowknife. A second Avro RJ85 has since been ordered.[3]


As of December 2014 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
Avro RJ85 1 Imported 2014. C-FLRJ
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-2 Beaver 2 DHC-2 MK. III 8 passengers, skis, amphibious. From Arctic Sunwest.
de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo 2 DHC-5A Cargo up to 18,000 lb (8,200 kg), the only civil Buffalo aircraft operating in Canada.[4] From Arctic Sunwest.
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 3 100 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 1 Series 3 Up to 4,500 lb (2,000 kg) freight but may carry 9 passengers.

In addition Transport Canada lists a Cessna 207 registered to Summit Air but with the operating certificate cancelled.


  1. ^ a b Transport Canada listing of aircraft owned by "Summit Air" (enter "8199400 Canada Inc" or "Summit Air" in the box titled "Owner Name")
  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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