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Chrono Aviation adds its first Boeing 737-200

Chrono Aviation has added and unveiled its first Boeing 737-200. It is largest jet to ever be based at Saint-Hubert Airport in Quebec, Canada.

The first Boeing 737 is the pictured Boeing 737-219C C-GTVO (msn 22994) and was originally delivered to Air New Zealand as ZK-NQC on December 2, 1982.

The company unveiled the new type on social media:

The morning of August 30, 2018 at the Aéroport Montréal Saint-Hubert Longueuil (AMSL), Chrono Aviation unveiled its first Boeing 737-200.

With this acquisition, Chrono Aviation becomes one of the few companies to offer an aircraft of that size for chartering. The jet can carry around 120 passengers or various combinations of passengers and cargo.

The addition of this first 737-200 to our fleet marks an important step in our company’s growth and allows us to strengthen our position at the head of the air charter industry in Québec.

The plane is the first Boeing in a fleet set to expand rapidly—as a matter of fact, a second 737 200 is coming in November. Chrono is investing over $12 million into its two aircraft to completely refurbish them, paint them in the company’s trademark matte black and build entirely new interiors for them.

Since the company was founded, Chrono’s distinctive matte black planes have stood out in the North American aviation industry. “Whether in Québec, Canada or the US, people notice our planes and talk about them,” said Dany Gagnon, Vice-President of Chrono Aviation. “As you can imagine, the 737, being three times the size of the Dash 8, is going to turn a lot of heads!” With a 737 to its name—and a second one coming soon—Chrono Aviation continues its meteoric rise to the pinnacle of Canada’s aviation industry, which it started nearly six years ago now.

Chrono Aviation was founded in Québec City in 2012. Chrono Aviation is an ambitious and innovative company that specializes in air charter. The company is based in Montréal, Québec City and Rimouski, and its primary mission is to provide passengers with a superior level of safety. It stands out from the competition by offering an upmarket service with modern, cutting-edge aircraft. After only six years in business, Chrono Aviation has over 107 employees and a fleet of 14 aircraft. In recent years, the company received two prestigious awards at the annual Fidéides gala, a Trophée Vision and an award at the Mercuriades. Chrono Aviation continues to expand and strengthen its position at the head of the air charter industry in Québec.

All photos by Chrono Aviation.

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Canadian North and First Air terminate their merger discussions

Makivik Corporation and NorTerra Inc., respectively the shareholders of First Air (Ottawa) and Canadian North (Yellowknife), in April 2014 agreed to hold discussions leading to the merger of their operations consistent with a merger of equals, subject to the successful conclusion of negotiations and regulatory review.

According to the two parties, “The potential merger was intended to create a single airline entity that builds on the strengths and identities of the two companies. A merger would improve the sustainability of these critical Inuit birthright enterprises and would also create better air services and new economic development opportunities across the north.”

Please see the previous report with route maps of both carriers: CLICK HERE

The merger discussions failed. The two parties issued this joint statement:

Makivik Corporation and NorTerra Inc., respectively the shareholders of First Air and Canadian North, announce that they have terminated discussions aimed at merging their airline operations, and no such further discussions are envisaged.

Canadian North and First Air will continue to have a positive working relationship aimed at providing the best possible service to customers in a competitive marketplace.

Flight operations and services at both airlines remain unaffected. The parties will have no further comment on the matter.

Canadian North and its founding companies (Canadian Airlines, Pacific Western Airlines, Transair, Nordair) has proudly served Canada’s North with passenger and cargo services for more than 80 years. Offering scheduled flights to 19 destinations, Canadian North proudly serves the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, via the southern gateways of Edmonton and Ottawa. Canadian North is also the premier provider of fly-in/fly-out charter services for large resource sector clients requiring safe, efficient and economical air transportation. Charter flights are also offered across North America for sports teams, cruise lines and large groups. Canadian North is a subsidiary of NorTerra Inc., which is owned by the Inuvialuit Development Corporation, representing the Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic. For more information please visit http://www.canadiannorth.com.

First has a fleet of 23 aircraft including the only two civilian owned and operated Hercules cargo aircraft in Canada, First Air has been connecting the people of the North for over 65 years.

First Air offers scheduled, cargo and charter services to more northern destinations than any other airline. First Air is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Makivik Corporation and has around 1,000 employees, of which more than 450 work and live in the North. For more information please visit http://www.firstair.ca.

Top Copyright Photo: Tony Storck/AirlinersGallery.com. Canadian North’s DHC-8-106 Dash 8 C-GRGO (msn 258) taxies at Yellowknife.

Canadian North Aircraft Slide Show: AG Slide Show

First Air Aircraft Slide Show: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Set against an angry sky, Boeing 737-2R2C C-FNVK (msn 23130) of First Air displays the polar bear on the tail.