Northway Aviation

Northway Aviation Ltd is a Canadian bush airline providing scheduled and charter passenger and freight service from St. Andrews Airport, St Andrews, Manitoba, Canada utilizing both wheel and float equipped aircraft.

Northway Aviation
Northway Aviation logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
AOC #1568[3]
Operating basesRural Municipality of St. Andrews
HubsSt. Andrews Airport
Fleet size9[4]

The 22-minute Canadian documentary film, Bush Pilot: Reflections on a Canadian Myth, made in 1980 by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and directed by Norma Bailey and Robert Lower, is about the early days of Northway Aviation and Canadian bush flying.[6]


Northway Aviation was established and started charter operations in 1962, and is owned and operated by the Johnson family.[7] Northway once operated out of Arnes (wheels and skis) and Willow Island (floats). The floatplanes eventually moved to the Icelandic River in Riverton. Operations out of Winnipeg began in the 1980s and relocated to St. Andrews and Pine Dock in the 1990s.[7]


Northway Aviation provides scheduled services to thirteen First Nations communities in Manitoba and Ontario and charter services throughout North America:[5]


Northway Aviation operates a small fleet of Cessna Caravan 208s and Grand Caravans.[4][8] In 2015, Northway Aviation purchased a Pilatus PC12-47 EFIS single engine turboprop. Two more PC-12s have been added to the fleet since then.

Northway Aviation fleet
Aircraft No. of
Variants Notes
Cessna 208 Caravan 6 2 208 Caravan, 4 208B Grand Caravan
Pilatus PC-12 2 PC-12/47E[8]

Previously flown aircraft are:


  1. ^ Canadian Civil Aircraft Register: History Search Result
  2. ^ a b Airline Code Full Details
  3. ^ Transport Canada (2019-09-02), Civil Aviation Services (CAS) AOC.
  4. ^ a b "Canadian Civil Aircraft Register: Quick Search Result for Northway Aviation". Transport Canada. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Flight Schedule
  6. ^ "'Bush Pilot' released". Stonewall, Argus and Teulon Times. January 21, 1981. p. 8. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  7. ^ a b "About Us". Archived from the original on April 4, 2016.
  8. ^ a b Our fleet
  9. ^ Canadian Civil Aircraft Register: History Search Result

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