HALIFAX, NS, May 5, 2021 /CNW/ - Chorus Aviation Inc.
('Chorus') (TSX: CHR) is proud to announce that its subsidiary,
Voyageur Aviation Corp. ('Voyageur'), has signed a contract with
Purolator Inc. ('Purolator') for the provision of air cargo charter
services. The term of the contract is for three years, effective
April 12, 2021 and follows the
successful completion of an initial six-month trial
"We are delighted to have established this relationship with
Purolator and honored they have chosen us to serve their valued
customers. We have been active in air cargo through the conversion
of several Dash 8 aircraft to package freighters, however, this
contract with Purolator marks a meaningful step in the expansion of
our capabilities in the cargo market," said Joe Randell, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Chorus. "For Chorus, the air cargo market is a
growing area of focus. This is another example of our integrated
offering of regional services, and evidence of our ability to
utilize regional assets at various life stages."
"These services demonstrate our ability to deliver solutions to
customers with unique aviation requirements," said Scott Tapson, President, Voyageur. "I am proud
of the Voyageur team in securing this important contract."
"Purolator is always investing in our network to meet the needs
of our customers," says Chris
Spanjaard, Senior Vice President and Chief Operations
Officer, Purolator. "This agreement with Voyageur complements our
existing network and enhances our capability to service our
cross-border business and customers with high-priority express
Under this new agreement, Voyageur will replace two Dash 8-100
Simplified Package Freighters (SPF) currently used for the trial
service with two Dash 8-100 Package Freighters (PF). The Dash 8-100
PF was designed and developed by Voyageur, an Approved Maintenance
Organization (AMO) and Design Approval Organization (DAO). The Dash
8-100 PF is designed to carry a typical payload of 10,400 pounds /
4,500 kilograms and a volume of 1,380 cubic feet / 39 cubic meters.
This gives the aircraft the largest payload in the class of medium
regional turboprops (30-40 passenger capacity) that have been
subject to cargo conversion programs and represents a 38 percent
increase in volume capacity over the Dash 8-100 SPF.
About Chorus Aviation Inc.
Chorus is a global provider of integrated regional aviation
solutions. Chorus' vision is to deliver regional aviation to the
world. Headquartered in Halifax, Nova
Scotia, Chorus is comprised of Chorus Aviation Capital – a
leading, global lessor of regional aircraft, and Jazz Aviation and
Voyageur Aviation – companies that have long histories of safe
operations with excellent customer service. Chorus provides a full
suite of regional aviation support services that encompasses every
stage of an aircraft's lifecycle, including aircraft acquisitions
and leasing; aircraft refurbishment, engineering, modification,
repurposing and preparation; contract flying; and aircraft and
component maintenance, disassembly, and parts provisioning.
Chorus Class A Variable Voting Shares and Class B Voting Shares
trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol 'CHR'.
For more information, visit www.chorusaviation.com.
Purolator Inc. is a leading integrated freight, package and
logistics solutions provider in Canada. Celebrating 60 years of
delivering its customers' promises, Purolator continues to expand
its reach and renowned service levels and reliability to more
people, more businesses and more places across the country and
around the world. Purolator is proud of its Canadian heritage
and is focused on sustainably positioning itself for future growth
and success. Purolator is also committed to contributing to the
well-being of the communities it serves and where more than 13,000
of its employees live, work and play. For more information, visit
This news release includes 'forward-looking information'.
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and phrases such as "anticipate", "believe", "could", "estimate",
"expect", "intend", "may", "plan", "predict", "project", "will",
"would", and similar terms and phrases, including references to
assumptions. Such information includes, but is not limited to, the
expected term of the contract for air cargo charter services and
comments with respect to strategies, expectations, planned
operations or future actions. Forward-looking information, by its
nature, is based on assumptions and is subject to important risks
and uncertainties. Any forecasts or forward-looking predictions or
statements cannot be relied upon due to, among other things,
external events, changing market conditions and general
uncertainties of the business. Actual results may differ materially
from results indicated in forward-looking information for a number
of reasons, including the possibility that the contract for air
cargo charter services may be terminated before its scheduled
expiry, as well as the risk factors identified in the Risk Factors
section of Chorus' Annual Information Form dated February 18, 2021 and in Chorus' public
disclosure record available at www.sedar.com. The forward-looking
statements contained in this news release represent Chorus'
expectations as of the date of this news release (or as of the date
they are otherwise stated to be made) and are subject to change
after such date. Chorus disclaims any intention or obligation to
update or revise such statements to reflect new information,
subsequent events or otherwise, except as required by applicable
securities laws. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing factors
and risks are not exhaustive.
SOURCE Chorus Aviation Inc.