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Name: CORP AIR
7JetSet7 Code: EKO
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: NORTH AMERICA
City: EDMONTON
Country: CANADA
Employees 10
Web:
Email: dsiddle@edm.echobay.com
Telephone: +1 (780) 890-7200
Fax: +1 (780) 890-7060
Sita:
Background
(definitions)

FORMED IN 1991. FORMERLY ECHO BAY MINES. OPERATES NON-COMMERCOAL CORPORATE PASSENGER & CARGO & COMBI JET AIRPLANE FLIGHTS FOR ECHO BAY MINES.

ADDRESS:
9818 EDMONTON INT'L AIRPORT
EDMONTON, ALBERTA T5J 2T2, CANADA

JANUARY 1997: AL PHILPOTT, PRESIDENT RETIRED. WILLIAM WHEELER (EX-VP OPERATIONS) WILL TAKE OVER HIS DUTIES IN ADDITION TO HIS OWN.

FEBRUARY 1997: WILLIAM WHEELER, PRESIDENT & COO. ECHO BAY MINES, OWNER OF CORP AIR, IS DOING FINANCIAL AUDIT OF ALL ECHO BAY OPERATIONS AND GOLD MINING SITES AROUND THE WORLD.

OCTOBER 1997: 727-100C "C" CHECK BY CONIFER, QUEBEC CITY, IS ROYAL AVIATION OVERHAUL FACILITY. SELLS YELLOWKNIFE HANGAR. SOLD TWIN OTTER. 727-171C & HANGAR AT EDMONTON, TO SERVE GOLD MINING OPERATION AT LUPIN, NWT.

FEB 1998: SHUTS DOWN ARCTIC OPERATIONS 727-100. CLOSES LUPIN NWT, GOLD MINING OPERATIONS, DUE TO WORLDWIDE GOLD PRICE PLUNGE. THE MINE WILL REOPEN IF PRICE >$350. MINE IS LOCATED 90 KM, SOUTH OF ARCTIC CIRCLE, & MAIN SUPPLY ROUTE, VIA 580 KM, WINTER ROAD, BUILT ACROSS FROZEN LAKES FROM YELLOWKNIFE. ROAD HAS BEEN CLOSED.

APRIL 1998: LAST 727-100 FLIGHT TO ECHO BAY LUPIN ARCTIC GOLD MINE SITE. CEASES OPERATIONS.

DAN OUELLETTE, MANAGER PRODUCT CONTROL, NOW WORKS FOR NWT AIR, YELLOWKNIFE ON CONTRACT. DENIS POIRIER, MANAGER QA NOW WORKS FOR MORNINGSTAR EXPRESS (BWL) AS MAINTENANCE C0NTROLLER.

AUGUST 1998: 727-100C MADE TRIP TO YUKYTSK, RUSSIA, VIA ANCHORAGE, TO DELIVER EQUIPMENT AND FLOOD RELIEF SUPPLIES. ECHO BAY MINES (OWNER OF CORP AIR) IS CONSIDERING A JOINT MINING VENTURE IN RUSSIA. THIS WAS 1ST FLIGHT OF 727 SINCE (EKO) SHUT DOWN THE GOLD MINE AT LUPIN 4/98.

APRIL 1999: (EKO) IS STILL SHUT DOWN WAITING FOR GOLD PRICES TO IMPROVE TO CONTINUE SERVICE. DENIS POIRIER IS ON CONTRACT TO TAKE CARE OF MAINTENANCE AND QUALITY ASSURANCE ISSUES. AIRPLANE MAY BE WET-LEASED TO ROYAL AIRLINES (ROY), FOR 2 MONTHS WHILE (ROY) AIRPLANES ARE IN CHECK.

MAY 1999: 727-100C (E5418) LEASED TO ROYAL AIRLINES (ROY), TO FLY FREIGHT IN EASTERN CANADA FOR SUMMER.

JUNE 1999: CORP AIR (EKO) HOPES TO OPEN THE LUPIN NWT GOLD MINE AGAIN, LATE THIS FALL, AND PUT THE AIRPLANE BACK INTO SERVICE, FROM LUPIN TO EDMONTON.

NOVEMBER 1999: ECHO BAY MINES TO OPEN LUPIN NWT, GOLD MINE AGAIN, IN EARLY 2000. 727-100C, CURRENTLY LEASED TO ROYAL AIRLINES (ROY), WILL BE RETURNED IN EARLY 2000.

JANUARY 2000: 727-100C RETURNED FROM ROYAL AIRLINES (ROY), TO RESUME OPERATIONS FOR HAULING MINING CREWS, & EQUIPMENT, TO ECHO BAY MINES, GOLD MINE, AT LUPIN, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES (NWT).

FEBRUARY 2000: RON VERBEEK, RETURNS AS CHIEF ENGINEER.

Fleet:
(definitions)

May 2006:

0 727-171C (JT8D-7A) (559-19859, /68 C-FPXD "BILLIE DEAN"), LST (ROY) 1999-05, EX-(TSM)/(PWA). WFU & USED BY (WJI) AS GROUND SAFETY TRAINER.

0 TWIN OTTER. SOLD 1997-10.

Management:
(definitions)

WILLIAM WHEELER, PRESIDENT & CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER (COO) (1997-02).

CAPTAIN DON SIDDLE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) (dsiddle@edm.echobay.com) & CHIEF PILOT.

DENNIS POIRIER, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE, (dpoirier@edm.echobay.com).

BERNIE MCIVOR, MANAGER AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE.

RON VERBEEK, CHIEF ENGINEER (2000-02) (RETURNED).

 
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