Uppik Aviation formed to serve mining and exploration clients in Canada's Nunavik region

Mar 11, 2013, 05:30 ET from Uppik Aviation

MONTREAL, March 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - DEVELOPPEMENTS APUTIK INC. and NOLINOR AVIATION are pleased to announce the launch of UPPIK AVIATION INC. An Inuit owned company, Uppik Aviation will provide air charter services in the Nunavik region. Nolinor Aviation using their expanding fleet of Boeing 737 and Convair 580 aircraft will operate charter flights booked with Uppik Aviation.

"We're very pleased to be able to offer air charter service to the expanding resource sector in the region," commented George Berthe, President of Developpements Aputik and the newly formed Uppik Aviation. "Nolinor is no stranger in the aviation industry, and our partnership will provide more options for passengers and cargo to move by air into and across the North"

President of Nolinor Aviation, Jacques Prud'homme commented, " Nolinor is in the middle of our largest expansion in our 20 year history, and we are very excited to announce the formation of Uppik Aviation. We look forward to building even stronger relationships with the people and enterprises doing business throughout the North."

Nolinor is in the process of adding to it's fleet of 737 jet aircraft, with delivery of it's fourth jet scheduled for later this month and more later this year. They recently acquired a certified bulk fuel hauling system for it's 737 jets, allowing for the capability to deliver fuel products to remote sites. This gives Uppik Aviation the capability to carry people, cargo, and bulk fuel to remote sites with very little infrastructure on the ground, a perfect match for Mining and Exploration clients in the region.

SOURCE Uppik Aviation

Image with caption: "A Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737 prepares to offload it's cargo at a remote mineral exploration site after landing on an ice runway in Nunavut, Canada. (CNW Group/Uppik Aviation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130311_C3607_PHOTO_EN_24422.jpg