Air Tindi is an airline based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. Now owned by Discovery Air, it operates scheduled and on demand charter services. Its main base is Yellowknife Airport and the airline was formerly owned by the Arychuk family. The name Tindi means "the big lake" or "Great Slave Lake", in the local native Tli?cho Yatiì language.
Air Tindi was established by two families, Alex Arychuk and his wife Sheila, and his brother Peter Arychuk and his wife Teri. It began operations on 1 November 1988, with four float/ski aircraft. In 1990, it purchased its first De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter with the help of the Rae-Edzo Development Corporation, allowing the airline to expand and provide more services to the growing mining exploration industry. In 1991, Air Tindi merged with Latham Island Airways and acquired a further four aircraft in the process. By mid-1992, Air Tindi was operating four Twin Otters on floats. In 1993, their first large aircraft, a DHC 4 Caribou for re-supply work with the mining industry, was purchased. A DHC Dash 7 was acquired in 1996.
On 19 December 2006, Air Tindi sold to Discovery Air, a publicly traded holding company based in London, Ontario.The original founders originally maintained their positions with Air Tindi, but various corporate disagreements led to Alex Arychuk leaving as president, and departing the Discovery Air board.
1 - Beech 1900 1900D 19 passengers
6 - Beechcraft Super King Air Series 200/B200C/CATPASS air ambulance/MEDEVAC 9 passengers
3 - Cessna 185 A185F 3 passengers
4 - Cessna 208 Caravan, Grand Caravan 9 passengers (Grand Caravan), 7 passengers (Caravan)
2 - Viking DHC-3-T Turbo Otter 9 passengers
6 - Viking DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 200/300 19 passengers/freighter
3 - Viking DHC-7 Series 102/103 46 passengers/cargo, combi
34 passengers and 1 cargo pallet position
26 passengers and 2 cargo pallet positions
18 passengers and 3 cargo pallet positions
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Air Tindi Viking DHC-7 Series 102/103
Air Tindi Viking DHC-7 Series 102/103, Cargo configuration
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