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Summit Air Adds Avro RJ100 Aircraft To Fleet

Summit Air announced that it has added a second AVRO RJ100 aircraft to its fleet to support its growing business in Western Canada.

Summit Air provides fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) crew movement solutions to several mining and resource clients in Canada’s north, using its fleet of Alberta-based jet and turbo-prop aircraft.

Summit Air’s fleet is now comprised of two AVRO RJ100 and two AVRO RJ85 jet aircraft as well as four ATR 72 turboprop aircraft. The fleet of AVRO regional jets are ideally suited for safe, reliable and rapid transport of work crews between conventional airports and gravel airstrips at remote mine sites in the Canadian North and beyond.

“We have been operating our AVRO RJ85 and RJ100 aircraft out of Yellowknife, Edmonton and Calgary for the past three years and the aircraft have been well-received by the market,” said Lane Zirnhelt, Chief Operating Officer, Summit Aviation Group. “The additional AVRO RJ100 aircraft provides us with additional capacity, as well as operational redundancy.”

The AVRO RJ100 is a 111-seat high performance, short-haul passenger jet, offering modern, efficient operations on flights up to 1500 nautical miles (2,800 kilometres). Rugged and versatile, its high-wing design is capable of operations on both paved and gravel runways and is equipped with a self-contained boarding airstair and auxiliary power unit to provide independence at remote airfields.

The AVRO RJ85 is a shorter version of the RJ100 with a seating capacity of 90 passengers.