- Nor-Alta Aviation
Nor-Alta Aviation IATA
Founded 1986 Hubs Fort Vermilion Airport
High Level Airport
Fort McMurray Airport
Fleet size 8 Destinations Headquarters Fort Vermilion, Alberta Key people Jake Fehr (CEO) Website http://www.noraltaaviation.com
Nor-Alta Aviation is a charter airline based in Fort Vermilion, High Level, and Fort McMurray, Alberta. Originally founded in 1986 as Little Red Air Service, Nor-Alta Aviation provides on-demand charter services to the communities of the Little Red River Cree Nation as well as to various other companies throughout northern Alberta. Nor-Alta Aviation also provides Air Ambulance services under contract from Alberta Health Services.
Nor-Alta Aviation began in 1986 as Little Red Air Service and at the time was owned and operated by the Little Red River Cree Nation. The purpose at the time was to provide passenger charter and air ambulance services between the communities of Fox Lake, John D'Or Prairie, and Garden River, Alberta. As the company expanded it began to offer additional charter services throughout northern Alberta and western Canada. Later on, LRAS secured a contract from the Alberta provincial government to provide air ambulance services from Fort Vermilion.
Nor-Alta Aviation Leasing Inc. was formed in 2004 for the purpose of leasing aircraft to Little Red Air Service. These additional aircraft allowed LRAS to augment its air ambulance fleet and add executive charters to its list of services. In 2006, the two companies entered into a management agreement, and Nor-Alta Aviation Leasing proceeded to purchase the assets of LRAS. The new company became known as Nor-Alta Aviation and was headed by a group of local entrepreneurs from the nearby community of La Crete.
The current focus of Nor-Alta Aviation continues to be the Alberta Air Ambulance program as well as passenger and freight charters throughout northern Alberta.
Nor-Alta Aviation currently does not offer any scheduled air services. Frequent destinations for charter flights include the communities of the Little Red River Cree Nation, as well as Fort Chipewyan, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Edmonton, and several fishing lodges and oil camps throughout northern Alberta.
Canadian Fleet Aircraft No. of Aircraft Idents Notes Cessna 206 3 GWVT, GICJ, GGBZ 4 to 5 passengers or 1000 lbs of freight Cessna 208B 1 GGUH Up to 9 passengers or 3000 lbs of freight Beech King Air A100 1 FLRD Medevac configuration Beech King Air B200 3 FPQQ, GHJF, FGWR 2 in medevac configuration, 1 in executive charter
- ^ Fort McMurray Today article about Nor-Alta Aviation
- ^ Transport Canada listing of aircraft owned by "Nor-Alta Aviation" (enter Nor-Alta Aviation in the box titled "Owner Name")
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