Chorus Aviation Inc. has announced that its subsidiary, Voyageur Aviation Corporation, has signed a contract with Purolator Inc. for the provision of air cargo charter services. The term of the contract is for three years, effective April 12, 2021 and follows the successful completion of an initial six-month trial service.
Under this new agreement, Voyageur will replace two Dash 8-100 Simplified Package Freighters (SPF) currently used for the trial service with two Dash 8-100 Package Freighters (PF).
The Dash 8-100 PF was designed and developed by Voyageur, an Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) and Design Approval Organization (DAO). The Dash 8-100 PF is designed to carry a typical payload of 10,400 pounds / 4,500 kilograms and a volume of 1,380 cubic feet / 39 cubic meters. This gives the aircraft the largest payload in the class of medium regional turboprops (30-40 passenger capacity) that have been subject to cargo conversion programs and represents a 38 percent increase in volume capacity over the Dash 8-100 SPF.
Cargojet Airways (Hamilton) has painted the first aircraft for the new Purolator contract.
Cargojet is taking over all Canada Post/Purolator flying after beating out Kelowna Flightcraft for the new contract.
On February 19, 2014 Cargojet announced they have been awarded the Domestic Air Cargo Network Services contract and have signed a Master Services Agreement with the Canada Post Group of Companies (CPGOC) for an initial seven-year (7) term with three (3) thirty-six month (36) renewal options. Projected revenues are estimated to be approximately one billion dollars during the initial seven-year agreement based on projected volumes.
Cargojet will provide comprehensive Canada-wide air cargo services for the Group of Companies, including Purolator’s national air cargo network. Cargojet’s domestic overnight network will be expanded and enhanced significantly to handle the additional volumes and provide a virtual dedicated Air Cargo Network to the Canada Post Group of Companies.
Purolator is Canada’s leading integrated freight and parcel solutions provider.
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