YELLOWKNIFE, March 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Summit Aviation Group is pleased
to announce the launch of its Avro RJ85 program that will initially
help service Diavik Diamond Mine's transportation needs through a
partnership with Det'on Cho Logistics and First Air.
"The introduction of the Avro RJ85 to Summit's fleet is a significant
change in our business model," says Summit's president, Rob Mauracher.
"Being able to move upwards of 90 passengers to and from remote
locations significantly broadens our service offering, while still
providing the northern expertise in safety and reliability Summit is
"We are excited to be assisting with the introduction of a new aircraft
to the north," stated Matt Mossman, President, Det'on Cho Logistics.
"Our strategic partnership and unique product offering with Summit Air
and First Air allows our clients, like Diavik, options and flexibility
as their needs evolve throughout their life cycle."
Summit is part of the Ledcor Group of Companies and operates a fleet of
helicopters and fixed wing aircraft based in Alberta, British Columbia,
Northwest and Yukon Territories.
"Our commitment to enable economic growth in the north is unwavering.
We're already hiring more locals to fill positions created by our
expanding northern fleet," stated Paul McElligott, Ledcor's President,
Resources and Transportation, echoing remarks made to various
dignitaries at an event in Yellowknife last June. "As we move forward,
we'll continue to seek out long-term, sustainable relationships, such
as the partnership we've formed to service Diavik's Diamond Mine."
Under the contract, Det'on Cho Logistics, in partnership with Summit Air
and First Air, will manage the transportation of mine site employees
travelling to the Diavik Diamond Mine from Edmonton.
Owned and operated by The Ledcor Group of Companies, Summit operates a
fleet of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft based in Alberta, British
Columbia, Northwest and Yukon Territories. The companies specialize in
developing tailor made aviation solutions for government, mining,
exploration, oil and gas, crew movements, environmental surveys,
business travel, arctic operations, and medevac. www.FlySummitAir.com
About Det'on Cho Logistics
Det'on Cho Logistics is a Det'on Cho company. It was established in 2009
by Deton'Cho Corporation and Matt Mossman and Stu Impett. With offices
in Vancouver and Yellowknife, Det'on Cho Logistics provides expediting
and logistics, freight forwarding and consolidation, air cargo handling
support, and passenger movement services to the northern resource
development industry. www.detonchologistics.com
Image with caption: "Avro RJ85 in flight (CNW Group/Summit Aviation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140317_C5662_PHOTO_EN_38046.jpg
SOURCE: Summit Aviation
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President, Summit Air