North-Wright’s charter service is used by the oil and gas, mining, outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, general touring, visiting friends and relatives, business travel and construction sectors. With its current fleet, North-Wright can offer a wide range of charter services from small single-engine aircraft for pleasure tours to twin-engine aircraft capable of moving large numbers of people and freight into remote areas.
North-Wright operates aircraft such as the Twin Otter that can land on small lakes, rivers, bush airstrips, mountain strips, level makeshift landing areas in the barren lands and on ice. This flexibility gives North-Wright the ability to provide a variety of charter services to meet the needs of a large number of clients.
The core of North-Wright’s charter service, these aircraft are considered by many as the best bush planes in the world as they can land anywhere there’s water, ice or a clear, level surface.
Able to take off or land on short distances with up to 18 people or a large volume of freight gives the Twin Otter a major advantage when serving Northern customers. Whether on tires, floats or skis, businesses such as tourism outfitters and operators, flightseeing, general touring, mining exploration companies, and oil and gas developers depend on Twin Otters to provide logistical support in remote locations.
Three other aircraft important to North-Wright’s charter services are the Beech 1900D, two Beech 99’s and the Pilatus Porter.
The 1900D is a pressurized twin turbine Aircraft carrying up to 18 commuter passengers comfortably and safely in all weather conditions. The Beech 99 is a twin turbine engine aircraft that cruises at 350 kilometres per hour with a range that allows charters from the Sahtu to points in Alberta. The Pilatus Porter is a single turbine engine airplane adaptable for use on floats or skis and is a favourite with tourism outfitters, operators and adventure travellers.
North-Wright has an Expediting Desk to field calls from travelers who need information on logistics. This may include information about Norman Wells, other communities, hunting, fishing, canoeing, hiking, touring or getting around in the region.
We also provide information on trip requirements, regulations and solutions for accommodations, restaurants, acquiring food or gear and logistical support from the moment the customers step off the airplane in Norman Wells until they step back on it when they depart.
Time lines, charter or scheduled flight decisions, stopovers, number of passengers, amount of luggage or cargo, and aircraft type are all part of a complex picture. Our skill at balancing issues that might adversely affect our customers allows us to deliver timely, fair and consistent service.
Expediting is one of the strengths of our company. We are proud of our record delivering passengers and freight on the right plane at the right time. We respond to a variety of business and visitor requirements including arranging accommodation, picking up freight or supplies, shipping, storage and transportation.
For visitors, expediting can range from obtaining supplies, food, fishing licenses, maps, bear bangers, satellite phones to arranging transportation options to obtain these items.