West Wind Aviation

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West Wind Aviation
WWA ATR42 C-GLDE.jpg
West Wind Aviation's ATR-42 with current paint scheme
IATA ICAO Callsign
N/A[1] WEW[2] WESTWIND
Founded 1983
Hubs Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
Fleet size 32[3]
Destinations 2 ExpressAir,[4] 8 Pronto[5]
Company slogan We Take Care. For You.
Headquarters Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Key people Gord Gillespie (President)
Website

http://www.westwindaviation.ca

http://www.expressairclub.ca

West Wind Aviation Limited Partnership is Saskatchewan's second-largest commercial aviation group with a fleet of 31 aircraft.

Destinations[edit]

West Wind hangar in Regina
Main Buildings for West Wind Aviation in Saskatoon.

Under its ExpressAir banner, West Wind offers scheduled service between Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. Service in northern Saskatchewan and Nunavut is provided under the Pronto Airways banner. Its main commercial rival is Prince Albert-based Transwest Air.

Fleet[edit]

As of December 2015 West Wind Aviation had the following aircraft registered with Transport Canada.[3]

West Wind Aviation
Aircraft Number Variants Notes
ATR 42 5 300 series, 320 series 44/46 passengers.
Beechcraft Super King Air 6 200 series 8 passengers, MEDIVAC capable.
Beechcraft 1900 airliner 10 1900C, 1900D 19 passengers, and is versatile enough to land on gravel and pavement airstrips.
British Aerospace Jetstream 2 Model 3112 Also listed as BAe Jetstream 31. 11, 15 or 19 passengers.
Cessna 401 2 401
Cessna 402 1 402C 5/6 passengers.
Cessna 414 1 n/a 5 passengers.
Cessna Citation 1 560 Ultra 560 (Ultra) seats 7-8 passengers.
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 4 200 series, 300 series 19 passengers.

In addition the Transport Canada site list two Cessna 401B and one British Aerospace Jetstream with cancelled certificates.[3]

Aviation services[edit]

West Wind operates fixed-base operations at the Saskatoon and Regina airports under Shell Canada's AeroCentre franchise.[6] Under the International Air Services brand, West Wind provides airport terminal services to charter and international airlines at the Saskatoon, Regina and Winnipeg airports.[7] In addition, under the Lancaster Fuel brand, the company provides aviation fuel to smaller airports and private operators in the province.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Airline Codes". Airline Codes. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  2. ^ Transport Canada - Air Traffic Designators - TP 143 (PDF) Archived March 16, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ a b c "Canadian Civil Aircraft Register: Quick Search Result for West Wind Aviation". Transport Canada. Retrieved 2016-08-12. 
  4. ^ "ExpressAir". Expressairclub.ca. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  5. ^ "Pronto". Bookpronto.com. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  6. ^ "West Wind Aviation - Now You're Getting Somewhere". Westwindaviation.ca. 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  7. ^ "West Wind Aviation - Now You're Getting Somewhere". Westwindaviation.ca. 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  8. ^ "West Wind Aviation - Now You're Getting Somewhere". Westwindaviation.ca. 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 

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