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ESTABLISHED IN 1989 AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1990. PREVIOUSLY WAS CALLED "AIR NORTERRA." REGIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
5201 50TH AVENUE, SUITE 300
YELLOWKNIFE, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES X1A 3S9, CANADA
MAIN BASE: CALGARY AIRPORT.
#200 680 PALMER ROAD NE
CALGARY, ALBERTA T2E 7RE, CANADA
CANADA WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1867, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 9,976,139 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 30 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS OTTAWA, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ARE ENGLISH & FRENCH.
APRIL 1999: 1ST FLIGHT, IQALUIT - OTTAWA.
APRIL 2001: (email@example.com).
NORTERRA INC OWNS 100%. NORTERRA (NORTHERN ABORIGINAL-OWNED HOLDING COMPANY) PURCHASED THE AIRLINE FROM CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL (CDI) IN 1998.
TO EDMONTON, FORT SMITH, INUVIK, IQALUIT, CAMBRIDGE BAY, HAY RIVER, NORMAN WELLS, OTTAWA, RANKIN INLET, AND RESOLUTE. SERVES MAJOR COMMUNITIES IN THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, AND THE NEW TERRITORY OF NUNAVUT. SOUTHERN GATEWAYS ARE OTTAWA AND EDMONTON.
JULY 2001: FOR 1ST TIME, WILL USE ITS OWN FLIGHT CREWS. 737'S USED TO USE CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL (CDI) & F 28'S WERE OPERATED BY CANADIAN REGIONAL CREWS.
CALGARY - EDMONTON - YELLOWKNIFE.
APRIL 2002: (http://www.cdm-north.com).
MAIN BASE: YELLOWKNIFE AIRPORT (YZF).
August 2002: 737-275C (21294, C-GFPW), ex-First Air (BRS), Arkia (ARK) leased.
October 2002: Introduces a bold new look for its fleet of 737-200's and F28-1000 Fellowship airplanes. The new logo is a reflection of the airline's northern ownership and encompasses three symbols that are unique to the north: the northern lights, midnight sun, and polar bear. Illustrated with rich and vibrant colors, the new symbol embodies the strength, boldness, beauty, and promise of the north and tells a story about the airline's history, commitment and promise for the future. The polar bear is used because it thrives in a land where opportunity is gained through hard work, smart thinking and quick action. Like the polar bear, (CNN) is tenacious in meeting challenges of the environment through strength, endurance, fortitude, and thoughtful action. The northern lights and midnight sun depict the beauty, mystery and ever-changing nature of the north. This is symbolic of (CNN)'s free moving spirit and willingness to change to better meet the needs of those who fly the northern skies. There are two bands in the northern lights. This is a reflection of the people of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. These people are not only part of the airline's ownership group, but are also the people they serve.
In introducing (CNN)'s new look, the airline's President, Carman Loberg stated "This new image is more than a logo. It is a statement. It is an expression of the changes that have made (CNN) a truly northern owned and operated airline. While (CNN) has operated independently of Canadian Airlines International (CDI) since 1998, this new symbol now reflects their true independence. (CNN) is a member of the NorTerra Group of companies whose parent corporation NorTerra Inc is owned equally by the Inuvialuit Development Corp - representing the Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic, and by Nunasi Corporation - representing the Inuit of Nunavut."
March 2003: Signed a commercial agreement with Air Canada (ACN), making Canadian North (CNN) the preferred carrier in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
April 2003: 260 employees.
June 2003: Is in a dispute with Air Canada (ACN) over unpaid bills: (ACN) owes Canadian North (CNN) about $3 million, so (CNN) is withholding monies owed to (ACN) for airplane maintenance. (ACN) is threatening to discontinue maintaining (CNN)'s airplanes, and to rescind permission for use of the "Canadian North" name.
July 2003: 260 employees.
January 2004: Purchases 5 737-200's off lease from Arkia (ARK) for approximately $13 million.
February 2004: C$50 million/$37.4 million, 5-year heavy & line maintenance contract to Air Canada (ACN) Technical Services for 737-200C's.
October 2004: 737-217 (22258, C-GCPT), Arkia (ARK) leased.
November 2004: 1 737-217 (22729, C-GKCP), ex-Zip (WZP), Arkia (ARK) leased.
December 2005: 2 737-217's (21717, C-GCPN; 22728, C-GJCP), ex-(WZP), (ARK) leased.
May 2006: Canadian North (CNN) operates scheduled passenger, jet airplane services to major communities in the north west of Canada and the territory of Nunavut. Southern gateways include Edmonton and Ottawa.
(IATA) Code: 5T - 518. (ICAO) Code: ANX - (Callsign - NORTERRA).
Parent organization/shareholders: Norterra (100%).
Alliances: Air Canada (ACN); & Kivalliq Air.
Main Base: Yellowknife airport (YZF).
Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Broughton Island; Calgary; Cambridge Bay; Cape Dorset; Colville Lake; Deline; Edmonton; Fort Good Hope; Gjoa Haven; Hay River; Igioolik; Inuvik; Iqaluit; Kimmirut/Lake Harbour; Norman Wells; Ottawa; Pangnirtung; Pelly Bay; Pond Inlet; Rankin Inlet; Resolute; Taloyoak; Tulita/Fort Norman; & Yellowknife.
1 +1 order F 100 (11301, C-GPNL), Fokker leased, for operations to Canadian Natural Resources new Horizon airstrip (YNR).
June 2006: 1 DHC-8-102 (099, C-GZTC), Regional 1 wet-leased (see photo).
July 2006: F 100 (11265, F-GNYR), Fokker leased.
February 2007: NAV Canada selected Sensis to supply new surveillance technologies, including up to 200 ADS-B units, to areas in the northern part of the country and around Vancouver Harbor and Fort St John that currently do not have surveillance coverage. NAV Canada President & CEO, John Crichton said the deal will result in "safety and customer efficiency benefits at a much lower cost compared to traditional radar."
September 2007: 737-25A (23790, C-GCNO), bought from Celtic Capital, ex-(N790CC).
October 2007: 737-275 (23283, C-GCNS), Bravo Capital leased.
December 2007: F 100 (11301, C-GPNL), sold to Air Niugini (NIU) as (P2-ANH).
February 2008: F 100 (11265, C-GYNR), returned to Fokker for (OLT).
March 2008: 737-232 (23074, C-GCNV), delivery.
May 2008: 2 DHC-8-106s ((258, C-GRCO; 304, C-GRGI), Regional leased.
December 2008: DHC-8-106 (345, C-GXCN), Regional leased.
September 2009: Canadian North (CNN) will stop serving Calgary (October 10) and Hay River (October 25) due to what it called "an oversupply of seats and a price structure that compromises our commitment in other areas." (CNN) said that "operational and administrative staff reductions" will be made at (YZF), (YYZ), (YHY) and Edmonton (where frequencies to (YZF) will be cut).
(CNN) operates 737-200 Combis and DHC-8s.
August 2010: 737-36Q (28760, C-GCNW), ex-(VP-CAK), delivery.
February 2010: Canadian North (CNN) will increase weekly, Yellowknife - Edmonton 737 service to four-times-weekly from April 2.
March 2011: The Esterline (CMC) Electronics’ IntegriFlight (GPS) landing system has been certified for (GPS) Localizer Performance with Vertical (LPV) Guidance approach operations on a 737-300 operated by Canadian North Airlines (CNN).
(CMC) said the stand-alone, “(ILS) look-alike” system involves installation of dual (CMA)-5024 (WAAS) (GPS) receivers in conjunction with dual (CMA)-5025 control panels, providing “a highly economic approach” to retrofitting airplanes with (LPV) capability.
Logic-Air Aviation Services of Mirabel, Quebec, was responsible for development and installation of the system and is the holder of the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) issued by (ACS)-(NAI), a Transport Canada approved Design Approval Organization (DAO). (ACS)-(NAI), based in Winnipeg, provided Engineering and Certification support, including (STC) data and documentation.
The (CMA)-5025 control panel was designed and produced by Air Data Inc, of Montreal, Quebec, in partnership with (CMC).
“The addition of (LPV) capability to our airplanes permits us to provide significantly improved schedule reliability for our scheduled and charter clients, given the absence of traditional ground-based approach aids at many of the remote Canadian destinations we serve,” stated Chris Drossos, (CNN) 737-300 project pilot.
October 2011: Canadian North (CNN), a customer for more than a decade, has decided to extend its current three-year ABACUS program contract for another two years for its fleet of four DHC-8-100 airplanes. With this extension, (CNN) continues to enjoy the services provided under the ABACUS FLY program for DHC-8-100 airplanes. This program is part of the Strategic Alliance between Fokker Services and Bombardier and aims to further expand and improve the support of the Dash 8/Q-Series 100/200/300 airplanes.
Under the ABACUS agreement, Fokker Services provides a comprehensive Component Support Program to (CNN)’s Dash 8-100 turboprops. The services include forward exchanges, re-conditioning services and reliability monitoring covering all major line replaceable units (LRU)s.
February 2012: 737-36Q (29140, C-GCNU), ex-(N291AG), (GCP) leased.
May 2013: Fokker Services announced that Canadian North (CNN), a customer for more than a decade, has again decided to renew its current ABACUS program contract for its fleet of DHC-8-100 airplanes.
With this extension, (CNN) continues to enjoy the services provided under the ABACUS FLY program for DHC-8 airplanes. This program is part of the strategic alliance between Fokker Services and Bombardier (BMB) and aims to further expand and improve the support for DHC-8/Q100/Q200/Q300 airplanes.
Under the ABACUS agreement, Fokker Services provides a comprehensive Component Support Program to (CNN)’s DHC-8-100 turboprops. The services include forward exchanges, re-conditioning services and reliability monitoring covering all major line replaceable units (LRU)s.
Neal Liesemer, Director of Maintenance, (CNN); “We have again renewed our agreement with Fokker Services because of their continued excellent performance in the support of our fleet of DHC-8 airplanes. With the ABACUS FLY program for DHC-8 airplanes, we continue to lower our costs and increase our airplane and component availability.”
Leon Kouters, VP Sales North & South America, Fokker Services; “The third renewal of this contract is evidence of our ongoing commitment to the competitive operation of (CNN)’s fleet in general, and the DHC-8 airplanes in particular. More and more, operators of DHC-8 airplanes around the world rely on the high quality and cost effective ABACUS services we provide under the ABACUS FLY program.”
ABACUS is the longest running Component Availability program in aviation history, supporting more than >200 airplanes and serving more than >30 operators of regional airplanes, such as the DHC-8 airplanes. The program can be tailored to combine maintenance services and inventory lease with guaranteed availability and service levels. It focuses on cost predictability and increased component reliability for more time on-wing. ABACUS members have access to extensive exchange pools located in the USA, Europe and Asia and are supported by a 24/7 staffed Airplane On Ground (AOG) desk.
December 2013: 737-36N (28573, N753D8), ex-(M-ABET), delivery.
June 2014: Canadian North (CNN) introduced three domestic seasonal services on June 20th, all of which will be operated weekly (Fridays), utilizing (CNN)’s 128-seat 737-300s. Firstly, it inaugurated the 2,124 km sector from Halifax (YHZ) to Iqaluit (YFB), followed by flights on the 884 km route from St John’s (YYT) to Halifax (YHZ). Lastly, (CNN) launched operations from St John’s (YYT) to Iqaluit (YFB) via Halifax (YHZ). Canadian North (CNN) faces direct competition only on the St John’s - Halifax airport pair from Air Canada (ACN) (42), Porter Airlines (18) and WestJet (WJI) (14).
September 2014: 737-36N (28594, C-GZCN), ex-(G-TOYL), Regency Airlease leased, 737-36N (28596, C-GOKF) re-registered (C-GCNO).
February 2015: 737-36N (28872, C-GPNL) will operate weekly charter flights from Canada to Miami during the peak cruise season - - SEE PHOTO - - "CNN-737-36N - 2015-02.jpg).
March 2015: See video on Canadian North (CNN) 737-200 - -
May 2015: 737-36N converted to 737-36N (QC) by (KF) Aerospace.
January 2017: 737-217 (22729, C-GKCP) registration canceled.
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CNN-737-36N - 2015-02.jpg
1 737-2T2C (JT8D-17 HK) (655-22056, /80 C-GDPA "SPIRIT OF YELLOWKNIFE" - - SEE PHOTO - - "CNN-737-2T2C-NEW LIVERY"), EX-(ACN), BF (ARK) 2004-01. FULL LIVERY. 112Y OR COMBI.
0 737-217 (JT8D-17 HK) (21717, C-GCPN; 22258, C-GCPT; 22728, /82 C-GJCP; 915-22729, /82 C-GKCP), EX-(WZP), (ARK) LSD 2004-11. 21717; 22258; 22728; WFU AT MOJAVE. 22258; RTND 2005-11, LST (BRS). BASIC (WZP) COLORS, BEAR TAIL. 22729 REGISTRATION CANCELED 2017-02. 112Y.
1 737-232 (JT8D-15 HK) (993-23074, /83 C-GCNV), 2008-03. 112Y.
1 737-242C (JT8D-9A HK) (880-22877, /82 C-GNDU), BF (ARK) 2004-01. BASIC (ACN) COLORS. 112Y OR COMBI.
1 737-25A (JT8D HK) (1422-23790, C-GCNO), BF CELTIC CAPITAL 2007-09. 112Y.
1 737-275C (JT8D-9A HK) (481-21294, /76 C-GFPW), EX-(BRS), BF (ARK) 2002-08. BASIC (ACN) COLORS. 112Y OR COMBI.
1 737-275C (JT8D-17A HK) (688-22160, /80 C-GOPW "SPIRIT OF NORMAN WELLS"), BF (ARK) 2004-01. FULL LIVERY. 112Y OR COMBI.
1 737-275C (JT8D-17 HK) (813-22618, /81 C-GSPW), EX-(ACN), BF (ARK) 2001-11. ALL WHITE WITH TITLES. 112Y OR COMBI.
1 737-275 (JT8D-17 HK) (1109-23283, /85 C-GCNS), BRAVO CAPITAL LSD 2007-12. 112Y.
1 737-36N (CFM56-3C1) (28573, N753D8), EX-(M-ABET) 2013-12.
1 737-36N (CFM56-3C1) (28590, /98 C-FGCN), EX-(N590AG), (ACG) LSD 2013-09. 136Y.
1 737-36NQC (CFM56-3C1) (28594, C-GZCN), EX-(G-TOYL), REGENCY AIRLEASE LSD 2014-09. CONVERTED TO (QC) BY (KF) AEROSPACE 2015-05.
1 737-36N (CFM56-3C1) (28596, C-GCNO), EX-(C-GOKF) 2014-09.
1 737-36N (CFM56-3C1) (2940-28664, /97 C-GCNZ), EX-(N664AG) 2011-04. WITH WINGLETS. 136Y.
1 737-36N (CFM56-3C1) (3082-28872, C-GPNL), WITH "CELEBRITY CRUISES" TITLES, WITH SPECIAL BLUE TAIL DESIGN. 2015-02. 136Y.
2 737-36Q (CFM56-3C1) (2989-28760, /98 C-GCNW, 2010-08; 3013-29140, /98 C-GCNU, 2012-02), EX-(VP-CAK) & (N1291AG). WITH WINGLETS. 148Y.
2 737-36Q (CFM56-3C1) (3047-29405, /98 C-GICN; 3057-29189, /98 C-GCNK), 2013-01. 148Y.
1 F 28-1000 (SPEY 555-15) (11047, /72 C-FTAR; 11084, /74 C-FTAY), 11047 RTND. 6C, 45Y.
0 F 100 (11265, F-GNYR, 2006-07; 11301, C-GPNL, 2006-05), FOKKER LSD. 11301; ST AIR NIUGINI (NIU) 2007-12. 11265; RTND, LST (OLT) 2008-02.
1 BOMBARDIER DHC-8-102 (PW120A) (099, /88 C-GZTC), REGIONAL 1 WET-LSD 2006-06. 37Y.
3 BOMBARDIER DHC-8-106 (PW121) (258, C-GRGO, 2008-05; 304, C-GRGI, 2008-05; 324, /92 C-GECN; 345, C-GXCN, 2008-12), REGIONAL LSD. 21Y.
TOM RUTH, PRESIDENT.
STEVEN HANKIRK, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).
CARMEN LOBERG, MANAGING DIRECTOR.
MICHAEL KING, VP & GENERAL MANAGER.
PETER SCHEIWILLER, VP FLIGHT OPERATIONS.
DON MACLELLAN, VP OF FINANCE.
GARY REID, VP CUSTOMER SERVICE.
KELLY KAYLO, DIRECTOR MARKETING & SALES.
STEVE HANKIRK, DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS.
NEAL LIESEMER, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE (firstname.lastname@example.org).
LAVAL ST GERMAIN, CHIEF PILOT, TRAINING & STANDARDS (email@example.com).
CHRIS DRO0SSOS, 737-300 PROJECT PILOT.
SHANNON MONCRIEFF, MANAGER MAINTENANCE (firstname.lastname@example.org).
MIKE WEIR, SAFETY OFFICER (email@example.com).
TRACY MEDVE, SPECIAL PROJECTS.