Charter flight specialist for 20 years in Quebec
Serving clients for 20 years
Nolinor Aviation originally focused on passenger transport between Dorval and Schefferville on Convair 580 planes when it was launched in 1992. Its specialized services and employee enthusiasm soon launched the company on a high-flying trajectory.
In 1999, following a change of shareholders, Nolinor begins a turn with the arrival of Jacques Prud'homme as President of Operations. Nolinor changed directions and the new management decided to increase its market share of the charter flight industry. Nolinor obtained Transport Canada certification for the maintenance division that same year so that it could improve the quality of its operations significantly.
Two years later, Nolinor purchased its first cargo plane, a step forward towards services diversification that initiated a daily flight between Dorval and Cincinnati for DHL Express. This new service showcased Nolinor’s reliability and positioned the company in the just-in-time service industry. Soon after, on the heels of the mineral exploration boom in the Canadian North, Nolinor purchased two more cargo planes.
In 2004, the Prud'Homme family trust became the majority stockholder and Mr. Jacques Prud'Homme became the President of the board. It continued to develop its expertise, particularly on gravel and ice runways, and by 2004 was a major player in this sector.
At the end of 2005, Nolinor’s growth occasioned a transfer of the Dorval maintenance facility to Mirabel into a 100,000 square-foot hangar with 25,000 square feet for offices and workshops. In 2007, two Boeing 737 aircraft were added the fleet, allowing the company to offer longer flights and first class on-board service.
Nolinor continued its expansion a year later, heading overseas with a contract in Africa for transporting cargo between Libreville and Port Gentil in Gabon.
In 2011, the family trust Prud'homme buys a last block of shares and became the sole shareholder of Nolinor. Nolinor outfitted one of its Boeing 737s with a gravel runway kit to meet ever-increasing transportation demands in the Canadian North. This gave it the capacity to transport 119 passengers to extremely remote villages, a pressing need for mining companies. In order to meet the growing demand for its services, Nolinor acquired a third Boeing 737 at the end of the same year.