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Uppik Aviation formed to serve mining and exploration clients in Canada’s Nunavik region

March 11, 2013

MONTREAL, March 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – DEVELOPPEMENTS APUTIK INC. and
NOLINOR AVIATION are pleased to announce the launch of UPPIK AVIATION
INC. An Inuit owned company, Uppik Aviation will provide air charter
services in the Nunavik region. Nolinor Aviation using their expanding
fleet of Boeing 737 and Convair 580 aircraft will operate charter
flights booked with Uppik Aviation.

“We’re very pleased to be able to offer air charter service to the
expanding resource sector in the region,” commented George Berthe,
President of Developpements Aputik and the newly formed Uppik Aviation.
“Nolinor is no stranger in the aviation industry, and our partnership
will provide more options for passengers and cargo to move by air into
and across the North”

President of Nolinor Aviation, Jacques Prud’homme commented, ” Nolinor
is in the middle of our largest expansion in our 20 year history, and
we are very excited to announce the formation of Uppik Aviation. We
look forward to building even stronger relationships with the people
and enterprises doing business throughout the North.”

Nolinor is in the process of adding to it’s fleet of 737 jet aircraft,
with delivery of it’s fourth jet scheduled for later this month and
more later this year. They recently acquired a certified bulk fuel
hauling system for it’s 737 jets, allowing for the capability to
deliver fuel products to remote sites. This gives Uppik Aviation the
capability to carry people, cargo, and bulk fuel to remote sites with
very little infrastructure on the ground, a perfect match for Mining
and Exploration clients in the region.

SOURCE Uppik Aviation

Image with caption: “A Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737 prepares to offload it’s cargo at a remote mineral exploration site after landing on an ice runway in Nunavut, Canada. (CNW Group/Uppik Aviation)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130311_C3607_PHOTO_EN_24422.jpg


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