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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 TO OTTAWA.
APRIL 2001: (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 NW TERRITORIES AND THE NEW TERRITORY OF NUNAVUT. SOUTHERN GATEWAYS ARE OTTAWA AND EDMONTON.
JULY 2001: FOR 1ST TIME, WILL USE ITS OWN FLIGHT CREWS (FC). 737'S USED TO USE CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL (CDI) & F 28'S WERE OPERATED BY CANADIAN REGIONAL CREWS.
CALGARY TO EDMONTON TO 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 Canadian North (CNN)'s northern ownership and encompasses 3 symbols that are unique to the north: the northern lights, midnight sun, and the 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 (CNN)'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 2 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 (CNN)'s ownership group, but are also the people they serve.
In introducing (CNN)'s new look, (CNN)'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 Corporation (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 NW 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 TO Edmonton 737 service to 4x-weekly from April 2.
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).
October 2011: Canadian North (CNN) a customer for more than a decade, has decided to extend its current 3-year (ABACUS) program contract for another 2 years for its fleet of 4 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 (BMB) and aims to further expand and improve the support of the Dash 8Q-Series -100/-200/-300 airplanes.
February 2012: 737-36Q (29140, C-GCNU) ex-(N291AG), (GCP) leased.
May 2013: Fokker Services announced that Canadian North (CNN), a customer for >10 years, 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 Dash 8-Q100/-Q200/-Q300 airplanes.
(ABACUS) is the longest running Component Availability program in aviation history, supporting >200 airplanes and serving >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.
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.
July 2018: Canadian North, First Air will Merge to serve Canadian Arctic" by Sean Broderick (email@example.com), July 9, 2018.
The 2 carriers have taken several approaches to pool resources and better meet the demands of the communities they serve. Talks to merge in 2014 ended without an agreement. That deal also would have set up a single carrier with an Ottawa headquarters. A year later, the carriers announced a code share deal, but First Air (BRS) ended it in 2017.
The goals behind the merger and code share deals are similar: stretch resources to provide more consistent, reliable service to northern Canada. The challenges are not going away, and in some ways (such as finding enough qualified pilots (FC)) they may be getting worse.
Canadian North (CNN) has 16 airplanes including 10 737-300s, 3 737-200s, and 3 de Havilland Twin Otters.
In addition to its core northern region services, both carriers have sizable charter businesses.
DHC-8-311 (416, C-GJCN), ex-(C-FFMS).
July 2019: "Canadian North, First Air Finalize Plans to Merge, Begin Integration" by Sean Broderick (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 11, 2019.
Calgary-based Canadian North (CNN) and Ottawa-based First Air (BRS) have finalized their plan to merge, paving the way for the combined carrier to integrate operations as part of a strategy to serve 24 Arctic communities.
The combined entity, which will operate under the Canadian North (CNN) brand, expects the integration to take 18 to 24 months.
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0 727-2H3F (JT8D-9A HK) (1209-21234, /76, C-GYFA), EX-(TUN)/(KHC) 2000-09, OPERATED FOR (HCA) FROM 2000-10. FREIGHTER.
0 727-225F (JT8D-7B HK) (823-20381, /70 C-FIFA) (20381 WET-LEASED TO (HCA) 2000-09), EX-(EAL)/(AAV), CONVERTED BY (PEMCO), 170 PAX/11 PALLETS. FREIGHTER.
0 727-233F (JT8D-15 HK) (1105-20938, /75 C-GXFA; 1128-20941, /75 C-FUFA), EX-(ACN). FREIGHTER.
1 737-2T2C (JT8D-17 HK) (655-22056, /80 C-GDPA "SPIRIT OF YELLOWKNIFE" - - SEE PHOTO - - "CNN-737-2T2C-NEW LIVERY"), EX-(ACN), BOUGHT FROM (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) LEASED 2004-11. 21717; 22258; 22728; WFU AT MOJAVE. 22258; RETURNED 2005-11, LEASED TO (BRS). BASIC (WZP) COLORS, BEAR TAIL. 22729 REGISTRATION CANCELED 2017-02. 112Y.
0 737-232 (JT8D-15 HK) (993-23074, /83 C-GCNV), 2008-03. 112Y.
1 737-242C (JT8D-9A HK) (880-22877, /82 C-GNDU), BOUGHT FROM (ARK) 2004-01. BASIC (ACN) COLORS. 112Y OR COMBI.
0 737-25A (JT8D HK) (1422-23790, C-GCNO), BOUGHT FROM CELTIC CAPITAL 2007-09. 112Y.
0 737-275C (JT8D-9A HK) (481-21294, /76 C-GFPW), EX-(BRS), BOUGHT FROM (ARK) 2002-08. BASIC (ACN) COLORS. 112Y OR COMBI.
1 737-275C (JT8D-17A HK) (688-22160, /80 C-GOPW "SPIRIT OF NORMAN WELLS"), BOUGHT FROM (ARK) 2004-01. FULL LIVERY. 112Y OR COMBI.
1 737-275C (JT8D-17 HK) (813-22618, /81 C-GSPW), EX-(ACN), BOUGHT FROM (ARK) 2001-11. ALL WHITE WITH TITLES. 112Y OR COMBI.
0 737-275 (JT8D-17 HK) (1109-23283, /85 C-GCNS), BRAVO CAPITAL LEASED 2007-12. 112Y.
1 737-2R4C (JT8D-17A) (1040-23130, /84 C-FNVK "POLAR BEAR" TAIL MOTIF), 2007-02. 118Y.
0 737-217 (JT8D-17 HK) (770-22258, /81 C-GCPT "INUKSHUK" TAIL MOTIF), EX-(WZP), (ARK) LEASED 2005-09. 99Y.
1 737-233F (JT8D-15 HK) (1128-20941, /75 C-FU8FA), EX-(N727LS) 1994-07. FREIGHTER.
1 737-242C (JT8D-9A HK) (580-21728, /79 C-GNDC), EX-(ACN) 2002-06. 115Y OR COMBI.
0 737-247 (JT8D-15 HK) (1342-23521, /67 C-GNDE), EX-(N352CC) 2011-07. 99Y.
0 737-248C (JT8D-9A HK) (411-21011, /75 C-FNVT "SNOWY OWL" TAIL MOTIF), EX-(ARL)/(NTA) 1997-11. 115Y.
0 737-25A (JT8D-17) (1422-23790, /87 C-GNDF), EX-(C-GCNO) 2011-12. 99Y.
0 737-275C (JT8D-9A HK) (481-21294, C-GFPW), EX-(ACN) 2002-07, SOLD TO (ARK) 2002-08.
1 737-36N (CFM56-3C1) (28573, N753D8), EX-(M-ABET) 2013-12.
1 737-36N (CFM56-3C1) (28590, /98 C-FGCN), EX-(N590AG), (ACG) LEASED 2013-09. 136Y.
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.
1 737-36NQC (CFM56-3C1) (28594, C-GZCN), EX-(G-TOYL), REGENCY AIRLEASE LEASED 2014-09. CONVERTED TO (QC) BY (KF) AEROSPACE 2015-05.
1 737-406F (CFM56-3B2) (25412, C-FFNF "WOLF" TAIL), EX-(PH-BTA) 2013-07. EX-(KLM). FREIGHTER.
2 737-406C (CFM56-3B2) (2591-27232, /94 C-FFNC - - SEE ATTACHED - - "BRS-737-400-2014-04;" 2601-27233, /94 PH-BTG), BOUGHT FROM (KLM) 2013-02 & 2013-09. TO REPLACE 737-200 AIRPLANES. 39C, 108Y.
1 737-436 (CFM56-3C1) (2188-25839, /91 C-FFNM), EX-AIR EXPLORE (AXE), EX-(OK-WGY). WET-LEASED (TSP) 2013-01. WET-LEASED TO (RYR) 2014-06. AIR EXPLORE (AXE) LEASED TO FIRST AIR (BRS) 2015-12. 56CY, 60Y.
1 767-223SF (CF6-80A2) (73-22314, /83 C-GKLY "HUSKY DOG SLED" ON TAIL - - SEE PHOTO - - "BRS-767-223SF-2009-06"), AIRCRAFT ONE LEASED 2009-06, EX-(ABX)/(AAL), EX-(N714AX). COOPERATION AGREEMENT 2014-10 WITH CARGOJET AIRWAYS. FREIGHTER.
11 ORDERS A350-900XWB:
0 ATR42-300QC (PW120) (119, /88 C-FTJB "WHALE" MOTIF ON TAIL; 123, /89 C-GHCP; 125, /89 C-GSRR 2004-11; , 2006-12; 133, /89 C-FIQR, 2001-10; 138, /89 C-FIQU; 143, /89 C-FTCP; 331, C-GKLB, 2009-12 "ARCTIC FOX" MOTIF ON TAIL), 42Y/COMBI.
0 ATR42-320 (PW120) (132, /89 C-GUNO; 155, /89 C-GULU), EX-(5R-MJD), LEASED 2006-11. 49Y.
0 ATR42-500 (510, N510XA), 2015-06, NORDIC AVIATION LEASED, WILL REPLACE ATR72-300 AIRPLANES.
0 ATR42-500 (579), EX-(TRIP), NORDIC AVIATION CAPITAL LEASED 2016-10.
0 ATR42-500 (604, C-FTIK), EX-(2-RTKD) 2016-02.
0 ATR72-212 (PW127) (423, /94 C-GLHR "SEAL" TAIL LOGO - - SEE PHOTO - - "BRS-ATR72-212 - 2011-10, DELIVERED AFTER CONVERSION 2012-05;" 432, /95 C-GRMZ), TO ALENIA, NAPLESA, ITALY FOR CARGO CONVERSION. 66Y.
1 BOMBARDIER DHC-8-311 (416, C-GJCN), EX-(C-FFMS), 2018-07.
1 BOMBARDIER DASH 8-102 (PW120A) (099, /88 C-GZTC), REGIONAL 1 WET-LEASED 2006-06. 37Y.
3 BOMBARDIER DASH 8-106 (PW121) (258, C-GRGO, 2008-05; 304, C-GRGI, 2008-05; 324, /92 C-GECN; 345, C-GXCN, 2008-12), REGIONAL LEASED. 21Y.
0 F 28-1000 (SPEY 555-15) (11047, /72 C-FTAR; 11084, /74 C-FTAY), 11047 RETURNED. 6C, 45Y.
0 F 100 (11265, F-GNYR, 2006-07; 11301, C-GPNL, 2006-05), FOKKER LEASED. 11301; SOLD TO AIR NIUGINI (NIU) 2007-12. 11265; RETURNED, LEASED TO (OLT) 2008-02.
0 HAWKER SIDDELEY HS 748-2B (DART 535-2) (1758, /78 C-GFNW), 40Y/COMBI.
0 L-100-30 HERCULES (L-392G-44K) (501-D22A) (4799, /78 C-GHPW "CAPTAIN HARRY SORENSON;" 4600, /75 C-GUSI), EX-(NTA), OPERATES FOR (SCH). FREIGHTER.
0 L-100-30 HERCULES (L-382G-44K) (501-D22A) (4600, /75 C-GUSI), BOUGHT FROM (SFA) 2006-09. FREIGHTER.
JOHNNY ADAMS, CHAIRMAN (2019-07).
PATRICK GRUBEN, VICE CHAIRMAN (2019-07), EX-FIRST AIR (BRS) (2019-07).
CHRIS AVERY, PRESIDENT, EX-FIRST AIR (BRS) (2019-07).
TOM RUTH, VICE 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 (email@example.com).
LAVAL ST GERMAIN, CHIEF PILOT, TRAINING & STANDARDS (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CHRIS DRO0SSOS, 737-300 PROJECT PILOT.
SHANNON MONCRIEFF, MANAGER MAINTENANCE (email@example.com).
MIKE WEIR, SAFETY OFFICER (firstname.lastname@example.org).
TRACY MEDVE, SPECIAL PROJECTS.