Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Discovery Air Forms Inuit JV
Auyuittuq Aviation is a new joint venture involving Discovery Air subsidiaries Air Tindi and Great Slave Helicopters (GSH) with Inuit shareholders that is based in Nunavut, Canada. Auyuittuq Aviation will provide helicopter support for the mining industry on Baffin Island. Plans call for GSH and Air Tindi to direct flight operations, with Inuit owners overseeing the charter services. GSH operates one of the largest helicopter fleets in Canada, with more than 60 aircraft including MD500s, Bell 205/206s, 212s and Eurocopter AS350s and EC135s. In addition to worker and freight transport, Auyuittuq will also offer charter services and wildlife surveys for the government.