27.01.2020 – 13:07 UTC
Shamattawa, an isolated town in northern Manitoba, central Canada and the location of the Shamattawa First Nation, said that Perimeter Aviation (PAG, Winnipeg Int’l) would no longer have an exclusive contract for air travel with the indigenous community following an accident on January 19, the Winnipeg Free Press newspaper reported.
The Metroliner from Thompson landed normally but slowing down it veered abruptly to the right and ploughed into a snowbank alongside the runway. The wing and propeller were damaged, but no injuries were reported.
Chief Eric Redhead of Shamattawa First Nation met representatives from Perimeter Aviation in Thompson the following day. Both sides said they had agreed in principle to end the ten-year contract between them signed in 2016 within 30 days, allowing for other airlines to introduce services to the remote fly-in community, the newspaper said.
“Our members wanted out of this agreement,” Redhead said after the meeting. “We deserve a choice in which airlines we fly.”
As the community’s planned ice road is not yet open, air is the…
16.08.2019 – 12:08 UTC
Exchange Income Corporation (EIC) has become the latest Canadian conglomerate with interests in the aviation and aerospace fields to announce potential plans to take on board significant foreign investment.
Last year, the Canadian government increased foreign ownership caps on local carrier holdings from 25% to 49% (although no single foreign entity may hold more than a 25% stake). Since then, virtually all of Canada’s Tier I carriers have signalled their intention to open up their respective shareholdings to foreign investment.
In a statement issued this week, EIC said it had completed amendments to its articles of amalgamation to increase permitted foreign ownership levels from 25% to 49%. It did not specify whether it had identified any potential foreign investors at this time, however.
EIC is a diversified, acquisition-oriented company focused on the aviation, aerospace and manufacturing sectors. Its aerospace and aviation segment interests consist of Perimeter Aviation, Kivalliq Air (KEW, Winnipeg Int’l), Calm Air, Bearskin Airlines (operating as a division of Perimeter Aviation), Custom Helicopters, Regional One, Provincial Aerospace, PAL…
17.04.2019 – 15:00 UTC
“Bearskin Airlines was advised by the Red Lake Airport of their intent to close the runway between June 19, 2019 and July 8, 2019. On days that Bearskin’s regular schedule is impacted, a complimentary ground shuttle…
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