Cargo North acquires Basler Turbo 67 aircraft
July 12, 2012, Thunder Bay, Ont. - Cargo North is pleased to announce the acquisition of a Basler Turbo 67 aircraft, to service Northwestern Ontario.
The aircraft, which will provide Air Cargo services to Northwestern Ontario, is a world-class transport aircraft with an impressive resume of performance. Its robust airframe and state of the art components stand ready to meet the most challenging missions in Canada's harsh environment. The aircraft, powered by the Pratt & Whitney PT6A-67R engines, has a cargo capacity of 1225 Cubic Feet and a payload of 11,000 pounds. In addition to the aircraft's superior performance in handling cargo, it will be equipped to handle bulk fuel and drum fuel.
Cargo North has formed strategic alliances with Nakina Air Services Ltd. (Nakina, Ontario) and North Star Air Ltd. (Pickle Lake, Ontario).
The Nakina Air Services Ltd. and North Star Air Ltd. bases provide Cargo North with an 'Air Gateway' to Ontario's First Nation Communities and mining / exploration companies operating in Ontario. These two companies have successfully serviced the North for many years and through this strategic alliance will be expanding their services to offer an aircraft, expressly designed to carry oversized payload and bulk fuel into remote areas, on skis and wheels.
The BT-67 is expected to be delivered and in service by November 1, 2012. Cargo North has obtained options to acquire two more BT-67 aircraft in early 2013.