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Nolinor Aviation launches OWG with its new Boeing 737-400s

Nolinor Aviation has made this announcement (OWG stands for Off We Go):

Against all odds, a new airline called OWG will soon take off in Quebec, offering flights to Southern destinations. This new initiative is the fruit of Nolinor Aviation’s continued expansion into a new market. For the past 27 years, Nolinor has offered charter transportation solutions, mainly to the Far North, with its fleet of some ten Boeing 737s. The Nolinor Aviation team has been secretly working since 2018 to create a new airline that will position them in the tourist flight market. The company invested more than $1 million in a think tank to reinvent the way things are done in this industry. They analyzed the best airlines in the world to establish the values and mission behind the new OWG brand.

As OWG President Marco Prud‘homme explains, “The flight portion of your trip should be an integral part of your vacation. Traditional airlines have chosen to cut the quality of their services year after year with no regard for the passenger experience. Our goal is to win the hearts of Quebecers with a new airline whose mission is to get travellers excited again.”

A unique travel experience for vacationers
Early this year, the carrier acquired a fleet of Boeing 737-400s and began to transform them so they meet the company’s high service and safety standards. Unlike many airlines, the aircraft used by OWG will be tracked in real time using a sophisticated communication system. In order to offer competitive rates, OWG has opted for the proven Boeing 737-400 aircraft (158 seats). The interior of each plane was refurbished with new, lighter and sturdier seats. All of this work represents an investment of several millions of dollars.

In addition to these technological innovations, the new brand is counting on the quality of its team to provide a travel experience that will exceed customer expectations. With respect to in-flight protection standards against COVID-19, the OWG crew will benefit from the expertise developed by Nolinor Aviation during the crisis, while they continued to serve certain northern destinations by applying the highest standards in terms of health and safety.

OWG is reinventing the travel experience by placing its passengers at the heart of its actions and the company logo’s design perfectly represents this brand spirit. OWG will begin operations in the coming months and the destinations will be announced shortly. OWG received the authorization from the Minister of Transport to provide regular international flight service on July 6th 2020.

About OWG

OWG is a new airline established by Nolinor Aviation. OWG will offer regular flights to some destinations in the Caribbean with its fleet of Boeing 737-400 that can accommodate 158 passengers.

Nolinor Aviation aircraft slide show:

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Nolinor is launching a new division with a new brand

Nolinor Aviation put this teaser on social media for next week:

New week: Nolinor is launching a new division, new brand, with a new livery…

The photo is of newly acquired Boeing 737-400 C-GGWX (msn 24804) formerly painted in the Flair Airlines livery.

Previously the airline announced the addition of the Boeing 737-400 to the fleet but apparently the new type will not wear this livery.

In addition, Boeing 737-2R4C C-GNLW (msn 23130) now wears the livery of the Montreal Alouettes.

Back to the Future: Nolinor has no problem leasing out its 10 veteran Boeing 737-200s to airlines with grounded 737 MAXs

Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-2K2C C-GNLK (msn 20836) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 929178.

Nolinor Aviation (Montreal) in the past years has expanded its veteran fleet of first generation Boeing 737-200s to 10.

It turned out to be a smart move.

The airline is finding itself in rising demand to fill in the schedule holes of other airlines due to the extended grounding of the new generation Boeing 737 MAX during the busy summer months.

Sometimes you have go back to the past for the future.

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The airlines describes its 737-200 fleet:

Our Boeing 737-200 aircraft can accommodate up to 119 passengers in a full passenger configuration. The aircraft can also be configured to accommodate a combination of passengers and cargo or as a full cargo freighter. The Boeing 737-200 has a payload capability of 30,000 lbs. (13,600 kg) in all configurations.

We also provide operational flexibility for our clients as our aircraft are equipped to operate in and out of remote gravel strips, ice strips and short and narrow runways. The Boeing 737-200 offers the reliability, flexibility, payload, speed, comfort and range that each client can depend on for their specific charter requirements.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-2K2C C-GNLK (msn 20836) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 929178.

Nolinor aircraft slide show:

Video: The Boeing 737-200 is still alive in Canada:

Nolinor’s new Boeing 737-300 in the “Laval Rocket” scheme

Nolinor Aviation is proud to announce that it will be the official carrier of the Rocket de Laval for the coming year. The Montreal Canadiens Affiliated Hockey League club will enjoy the comfort of a Boeing 737-300 specially configured to accommodate sports teams that carry all the equipment needed for games.

The 737-300 is dedicated to the hockey club and is personalized in the colors of the Rocket de Laval and will be available to the players and all staff of the team for their travel to Cleveland, Charlotte and Winnipeg.

Photo: Nolinor Aviation.

Nolinor Aviation will invest $10 million over 5 years to modernize the navigation system of its Boeing 737-200s

Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-2B6C C-GNLN (msn 23050) YUL (Gilbert Hechema). Image: 911644.

Nolinor Aviation recently invested in a new technology program that involves upgrading the avionics systems in its fleet of 10 Boeing 737-200 aircrafts. The equipment modernization will increase system reliability and minimize any potential delays due to electromechanical and analogue equipment failures.

Interior of the cockpit with the new navigation system on the Boeing 737-200 from Nolinor Aviation. (CNW Group/Nolinor Aviation)

This new technology will maximize the availability of these aircraft for last-minute trips, including flights in much more limited airspace. It will also reduce the amount of time required for maintenance troubleshooting thanks to the self-diagnostic capacity of the on-board systems.

Investing in the future
Nolinor expects this modernization process to take 5 to 6 years, for a total investment of CA$10 million. These modernization efforts have already been undertaken on the aircraft with registration marks C-GTUK, for an initial investment of over CA$1 million.

Not only will this investment keep Nolinor Aviation at the forefront of the industry, it will also ensure that the fleet complies with U.S. regulations for this type of aircraft, which will soon come into effect in Canada as well.

Groundbreaking technical improvements
For the first time ever on a Boeing 737-200, all electromechanical navigational and flight instruments will be replaced with four active matrix LCD colour screens with LED blacklighting (Universal Avionics EFI 890R). These will be coupled with two solid-state inertial navigation systems (Honeywell Laseref V) and two LPV flight management systems (Universal UNS-1Lw). In addition, the transponder system will be upgraded to meet ADS-B OUT requirements.

The replacement of all gyroscope components will streamline the system architecture by eliminating a number of digital/analogue interfaces and increase the stability of navigational instruments in remote areas. Meanwhile, improvements to the on-board navigation systems will increase the flexibility of operations in monitored areas.

Upholding company values
This first step toward the modernization of Nolinor’s avionics fleet will ensure the company’s continued operations in the Arctic and large urban areas for years to come. “Innovation is one of our company’s core values and guides our management philosophy. This investment shows that we are committed to technological advancement and safety so that we can offer our clients the best possible service,” explains Jacques Prud‘homme, President of Nolinor Aviation.

About Nolinor
Founded in 1992, Nolinor Aviation is an air transportation company specializing in commercial charter flights. With a fleet of aircraft that can be readily configured in a number of ways, Nolinor can meet the needs of clients looking to transport passengers, cargo or both. Nolinor Aviation offers air services across Canada and the United States, and to many other destinations around the world, and stands out for the safety of its equipment and services. Nolinor employs a workforce of 265 in six provinces made up of seasoned pilots, experienced flight attendants, flight dispatchers and the best mechanics in the industry. Nolinor Aviation (IATA code N5) is a private company, wholly owned by the Prud’homme family trust.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Nolinor): Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-2B6C C-GNLN (msn 23050) YUL (Gilbert Hechema). Image: 911644.

Nolinor aircraft slide show:

Nolinor Aviation lands on the frozen Marine Laydown Area

Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-200 C-GNRD operated its first flight to the Marine Laydown Area (CMLA) in northern Canada. The airline displayed these photos on social media of the approach and landing on the dozen runway.

The Back River Project is a planned gold mine in the western Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut.
Based on the May 2015 Feasibility Study, the project includes the development of:

Up to 6 mineral deposits

Winter roads that that connect the sites

A Marine Laydown Area in southern Bathurst Inlet (below).

Nolinor Aviation becomes Agnico Eagle Mines’ official air transporter in Nunavut with a 10-year agreement

Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-2K2C C-GNLK (msn 20836) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 929171.

Sarliaq Aviation, a Nunavut-based company, in partnership with Quebec transporter Nolinor Aviation, has signed a 10-year agreement with Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. to provide air transportation for employees and cargo from Montreal and Abitibi-Temiscamingue to the company’s mining projects in the Kivalliq region in Nunavut. The contract was secured through a rigorous bidding process, during which the partner companies demonstrated that they met the mining company’s extensive list of prerequisites for punctual and safe service.

“Sarliaq Aviation and Nolinor have worked together since 2010, and we are thrilled to continue our partnership through this new contract,” said Silu Panniuq, president of Sarliaq Aviation. “This 10-year agreement will solidify the company’s future, ensure long-term employment and expand our service offer through Agnico Eagle.”

“We already provide employee and cargo transport for Agnico Eagle’s Meadowbank open-pit gold mine, near Baker Lake. The new agreement will add flights to Rankin Inlet for their new mine, Meliadine, currently under construction. In all, Nolinor will provide 416 flights per year, or 8 flights per week, to Nunavut,” explained Jacques Prud’homme, president of Nolinor Aviation.

High-performance planes serving Northern Canada

Transportation will be provided using the largest Boeing 737-200 fleet in the world, operated by Nolinor Aviation, a Quebec company based in Mirabel. These airplanes offer the best load capacity, the fastest flights and the most flexible configuration on the market. They can takeoff and land on a gravel strip and are used by most mining projects in Canada. Nolinor can transport passengers, cargo or a combination of the two. Safe, high-quality service is a major factor in Nolinor Aviation’s reputation, and the company has an on-time departure rate of more than 97% year after year.

About Agnico Eagle Mines

Agnico Eagle is a senior Canadian gold mining company that has produced precious metals since 1957. Its eight mines are located in Canada, Finland and Mexico, with exploration and development activities in each of these countries as well as in the United States and Sweden. Agnico Eagle employs more than 8,300 people and celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

About Sarliaq Aviation

Sarliaq Aviation Ltd. was established in 2016 under the Nunavut Business Corporations Act. In early 2017, the company became a certified Inuit firm through Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI). Sarliaq Aviation was created to provide turnkey solutions in air transportation.

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About Nolinor

Founded in 1992, Nolinor Aviation is an air transportation company specializing in commercial charter flights. With a fleet of aircraft that can be readily configured in numerous ways, Nolinor can meet the needs of clients looking to transport passengers, cargo or both. Nolinor Aviation offers air services across Canada and to the U.S. and many other destinations around the world, and is recognized for the safety of its equipment and its services. The Nolinor team counts 240 employees in 6 Canadian provinces, made up of senior pilots, experienced flight attendants, certified flight dispatchers and the best technicians in the industry. Nolinor Aviation (IATA code N5) is a private company, wholly owned by the Prud’homme family trust. 

Top Copyright Photo: Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-2K2C C-GNLK (msn 20836) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 929171.