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Our Team

We have a terrific team of professional and committed people with strong ties to the North. Read more about our management team.

Lane Zirnhelt – Chief Operating Officer, Summit Aviation Group

Lane joined Summit in August 2015 and has the responsibility of overseeing the commercial and operational aspects of both Summit Air and Summit Helicopters.

A Certified Professional Accountant by trade, Lane has over 18 years of business and management experience and has been working directly within the aviation industry since 2004. Prior to joining the Summit Aviation group, Lane was a partner with KPMG LLP.

Myles Cane – Senior Vice President Operations & Accountable Executive

With 23 years of aviation-related experience, Myles has overall accountability for the safe and reliable operation of Summit Air’s fleet. The role includes oversight of Safety, Flight Operations, Operations Control, Maintenance, Ground Operations, and Cabin Safety.

Myles got his start in aviation at the age of 17 in Yellowknife. He is currently a qualified M1/M2 AME as well as an ATPL Pilot with ACP delegation.

Matthew McElligott – Vice President, Business Development

Matthew has been with Summit Air since 2012 and is responsible for all marketing and business development initiatives within the company. In addition to seeking out new business opportunities, Matthew is also responsible for the oversight and maintenance of Summit Air’s existing customer and partner relationships.

A relative newcomer to aviation prior to joining the Summit team, Matthew brings over a decade of experience in various marketing and customer management roles with a strong focus on logistics.

Devin Lyall  – Chief Pilot

Devin is responsible for the management of all of Summit Air’s pilots. In his daily duties, Devin also works interactively with Summit Air’s dispatch, ground operations, and flight attendant teams to ensure the operation as a whole is functioning and communicating in accordance with the Company Operations Manual and Transport Canada Regulatory Requirements.

Devin brings over 10,000 hours and 20 years of aviation experience to his role with Summit Air.  He has spent the majority of his career in the Canadian Arctic flying both passenger and freight aircraft including the civilian Hercules and Summit’s RJ’s and ATR’s.  He has 5 years of experience in senior management roles at Summit Air.

Chuck Depew – Director, Flight Operations

Chuck oversees all activities of the company’s Air Operator Certificate (AOC). The flight operations department is comprised of Pilot Operations, Ground Operations, Flight Attendant Operations, and Dispatch Operations.

All of Chuck’s experience in the aviation industry has been gained in Canada’s Arctic, and he holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from McMaster University.



We Deliver in the Most Demanding Environments

With such a diverse fleet, we are able to serve a wide range of needs, from cargo to passenger transport.

Our clients include:

While we primarily serve all of northern Canada, we have supported our customers to new remote locations around the globe. Wherever your business may take you, you can rest assured that we will be ready to go there too.