Air Satellite was an airline based in Baie-Comeau, Quebec, Canada. It operated scheduled, charter passenger and cargo services, as well as supplying aviation fuel, ground services and aircraft maintenance and repair. Its main base was Baie-Comeau Airport,[1] with hubs at Rimouski Airport, Sept-Îles Airport, Havre Saint-Pierre Airport and Quebec Airport.[citation needed]

Air Satellite
IATA ICAO Callsign
Ceased operations2007
HubsBaie-Comeau Airport
Fleet size2
HeadquartersBaie-Comeau, Quebec, Canada
Air Satellite used the Cessna 402

History edit

The airline was established in 1968 and started operations in May 1968. It was founded by Jean Fournier and Real Poulin as a flying school. The acquisition of other related companies led to the launch into passenger and cargo transport services.

Air Satellite sustained a fatal accident on December 7, 1998, when its aircraft, a Britten-Norman BN2A Islander, fell into the St. Lawrence River one mile from the Baie-Comeau Airport, killing 7 and injuring 3 more.[2] The crash was one cause for the airline's diminished success, which eventually led to its sale in 2007 to Exact Air.[3]

Fleet edit

The Air Satellite fleet consisted of the following aircraft in August 2007:[1]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 66.
  2. ^ "Le crash du 7 décembre 1998 face à Baie-Comeau - Le pilote manquait d'expérience", Le Devoir, November 23, 2002 (in French).
  3. ^ "Air Satellite passe aux mains d'Exact Air" Archived 2016-05-09 at the Wayback Machine, Radio-Canada, August 1, 2007 (in French).

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