Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter Since 1995

Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter

Since 1995

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Canadian North ATR 42 Fleet

With the integration of First Air and Canadian North on November 1, 2019, the fleet of 13 ATR 42's were among the aircraft rebranded as Canadian North equipment while keeping the First Air livery.

The ATR 42 is a regional airliner produced by ATR, with final assembly in Toulouse, France. On November 3, 1981, the aircraft was launched with ATR, as a joint venture between French AĆ©rospatiale (now Airbus) and Aeritalia (now Leonardo S.p.A.).

The first of this model delivered to a Canadian airline was registration C-GHCP, delivered to Ontario Express in February 1989. It is the only aircraft of the original 6 delivered to Ontario Express acquired by Canadian North in the merger. It remains in service today in passenger / cargo configuration. This flexible combi model has the ability to carry all passenger, all freight or any combination in between.

Another two of the aircraft still in service, in passenger / cargo configuration (C-FIQR & C-FIQU), were originally delivered to Inter-Canadien of Dorval, Quebec. 

Click the image below to view a YouTube trip report of a flight from Inuvik (YEV) to Yellowknife (YZF), posted by QFS Aviation.

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