Summit Air

Summit Air (8199400 Canada Inc.[4]) is a Canadian airline headquartered in Yellowknife that operates scheduled, charter and cargo aviation throughout the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and the Yukon. Summit Air is a member of the Ledcor Group of Companies and operates in partnership with several other companies and communities including the Haisla Nation (Summit Kitamaat Aviation Limited Partnership),[5] Air Baffin (Summit Air Baffin),[6] the Det’on Cho Corporation (Det’on Cho Summit Aviation LP),[7] and businesses in the Kitikmeot Region (Summit Air Kitikmeot).[8][9]

Summit Air
Summit Air BAe 146 Avro RJ85 at Yellowknife Airport, NWT
IATA ICAO Callsign
AOC #Canada: 17940[1]
United States: RM7F460F[2]
Fleet size17[3]
Parent companyLedcor Group of Companies
HeadquartersYellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

Summit's head office is in Yellowknife and they operate in most of Western Canada with bases in Terrace, Lillooet, and Kamloops in British Columbia, and Fort McMurray, Edmonton, and Calgary in Alberta. In the Northwest Territories, their bases include Yellowknife and Norman Wells.[10] They also operate out of the United Kingdom for the Ministry of Defence and the Royal Air Force Falcon Demonstration Team.


Summit Air started in Atlin, British Columbia in 1987. In January 2001, the base of operations was moved to Yellowknife. The Ledcor Group of Companies became a partner on June 1, 2009. In August, 2012 Summit acquired Arctic Sunwest Charters and all aircraft operated by Arctic Sunwest Charters were re-branded as Summit.

In January 2015 the airline acquired an Avro RJ85 jet aircraft which is being operated by Summit for First Air for use on services from Yellowknife and Edmonton. A second Avro RJ85 has since been ordered[11] and Summit Air has now added larger Avro RJ100 jet aircraft as well.[12]


As of September 2019, Summit Air has the following aircraft registered with Transport Canada:[3]

Summit Air
AircraftNo. of aircraftVariantsNotes
ATR 725ATR 72–202Two 68 seat passenger and two dedicated freighters. According to the Summit Air website they have four ATR72.[13]
British Aerospace 1464Avro RJ85, Avro RJ1002 - RJ85 90 seats configuration, 2 - RJ100
de Havilland Canada Dash 81DHC-8-102Combi, 37 passengers or 7,428 lb (3,369 kg).
Dornier Do 2285202Combi aircraft, up to 19 passengers or 4,100 lb (1,900 kg) freight.
Short SC.7 Skyvan2Series 3Up to 4,500 lb (2,000 kg) freight but may carry 9 passengers.

In addition Transport Canada lists a Cessna 207 (T207A Turbo Skywagon/Turbo Stationair 8) and a Twin Otter registered to Summit Air with cancelled certificates.[14][15]

Summit Air plane types


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