First Air operates a versatile fleet of aircraft for regularly scheduled passenger and air cargo services. All aircraft are gravel and ice strip equipped for landing in remote locations, and many are combination (combi) aircraft capable of multiple passenger/cargo configurations.
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First Air operates the only two civilian owned and operated Hercules aircraft in Canada. Gravel and ice strip equipped, the Hercules is suitable for landing “on site” at mining and exploration locations. Using its aft loading ramp and door, the Hercules aircraft can accommodate a wide variety of heavy and oversized cargo, such as: helicopters, fire trucks, vehicles, oversize construction equipment and bulk fuel.
Boeing 767 223 SF
First Air’s Boeing 767 is an all cargo super freighter designed to carry large, bulky, heavy, oversize items. This mid-size, wide-body twinjet airliner carries a payload of almost 100,000 lbs and has typically been used for the Food Mail program. Capable of flying anywhere in Canada and US, this highly efficient cargo aircraft is a perfect complement to the First Air fleet.
Boeing 737 200C
The Boeing 737 is available in full passenger, full freighter or a number of combinations in between. This versatile aircraft is adaptable to various “combi” configurations, making this a suitable aircraft for bands, orchestras or research groups wanting to travel on the same plane as their equipment, or for large employee, team travel and tour programs movements. This aircraft can also be used in a full passenger, executive experience, with gourmet in-flight meals.
The ATR 72 provides all of the benefits of the ATR 42, while increasing the carrying capacity to almost double the ATR 42. This stretched version of the ATR 42 is perfect for carrying groups of up to 34 with a cargo payload equivalent to an ATR 42 freighter. With large cargo door capacity it is an efficient freighter for the northern market. It also provides a midsize passenger aircraft capable of carrying up to 60 passengers in a full passenger configuration.