November 22, 2018 at 1:10 PM
Welcome to Getting to Know Your Local, a Unifor Local 2002 newsletter dedicated to bringing you information about our Local and our members. For the month of November
, we are featuring the following three units:
Perimeter Aviation LP Pilots (Winnipeg and Thompson): District #299
- Perimeter Aviation LP– Pilots
- Morningstar Air Express Inc.– Pilots
- Porter Airlines – Fixed Based Operations (FBO)
The pilot group at Perimeter Aviation provides passenger, charter, and medevac service. They operate scheduled passenger flights to over 20 communities in Manitoba and North Western Ontario. Perimeter has over 30 aircraft in their fleet capable of carrying between 6 and 50 passengers.
Pilots operate the following aircraft: Dash 8 and the Fairchild Metroliner. Perimeter was established in 1960 by William J. Wehrle
and is headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 2010, Perimeter’s parent company - Exchange Income Corporation
purchased Bearskin Airlines. In 2017, a decision was made by Exchange Income Corporation
to merge both airlines (Perimeter & Bearskin Airlines). The merger is expected to be completed by end of 2018, pending approval for a single operating certificate,
This merger once finalized, will allow for greater expansion and service into select markets in northwestern Ontario that are generally under-served. This includes Thunder Bay and the First Nations communities north of Sioux Lookout. We represent more than 115 pilots at Perimeter Aviation.
Morningstar Air Express Inc-Pilots: District # 399
Our members are pilots who work on a contract basis for FedEx Canada transporting air cargo shipments across Canada. Morningstar is headquartered in Edmonton and is an industry-leading provider of specialized air cargo services utilizing a fleet of Boeing B757-200, ATR72, and Cessna C208B aircraft. Flight crew bases are located in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, and Montreal-Mirabel.
The airline was founded in Edmonton in 1970 as Brooker Wheaton Aviation Ltd,
and in January 1992, the Company became Morningstar Air Express. Our Local represents 55 pilots at Morningstar.
Porter Airlines - Fixed Base Operation(FBO): District# #363
Our members perform a variety of duties ranging from facilities maintenance, cleaning, and grooming of aircraft, at Toronto’s Billy Bishop Toronto City airport.
Porter Airlines operates regularly scheduled flights between Toronto, and locations in Canada and the United States using Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 turboprop aircraft.
As of 2017, Porter Airlines flies to 16 Canadian cities and 8 US cities and they are conveniently located near the downtown financial and tourism core of Toronto. We represent 16 members at Porter Airlines.