Our Fleet

Chosen to endure various landing surfaces and extreme temperatures, these aircraft have been proven to be well-suited to the demands of flying in the unique conditions found in northern Canada. The Jetstream is our main aircraft for commuter flights, it offers a comfortable environment while flying to small communities and large metropolis’s.

British Aerospace Jetstream 31

Five in operation

Northwestern Air utilizes 3 Jetstream 31’s in its daily operations. The Jetstream flies most of the scheduled flights as well as being available for our charter operations. The Jetstream 31 is a 19 passenger pressurized turbo-prop aircraft with a stand-up cabin. Its primary use is short haul domestic routes. Our aircraft are GPS equipped and one has restroom facilities. Re-introduced in its current form in 1980, the Jetstream 31 has lasted through multiple design changes and upgrades and shows promise as a regional airliner for years to come.

  • Cruise Speed: 250 mph
  • Passengers: 19
  • Max Payload: 5 500 lbs
  • Max range: 1 400 miles

British Aerospace Jetstream 32

Northwestern Air acquired its Jetstream 32 in 2006. Benefiting from increased payload and additional horsepower, the Jetstream 32 is also installed with an Enhanced Performance kit allowing operation into a greater range of airstrips. The Jetstream 32 was introduced in 1988 and is utilized primarily for scheduled flights due to it’s additional capacity but is also offered for charters as needed. Our Jetstream 32 is GPS equipped and capable of operating in and out of short and gravel airstrips. Northwestern Air utilizes 5 Jetstream 32’s in its daily operations.

  • Cruise Speed: 270 mph
  • Passengers: 19
  • Max Payload: 6 500 lbs
  • Max range: 1 400 miles

Cessna 185

Since 2006, Northwestern Air operates one Cessna 185 Skywagon in its fleet. An aircraft that can be fitted with wheels, skis or floats, the Cessna 185 is another favorite of the Canadian North. Operated as a charter aircraft, Northwestern’s Cessna 185 is a favourite year-round.

  • Cruise Speed: 125 mph
  • Passengers: 3
  • Max Payload: 1 080 lbs
  • Max range: 700 miles

Cessna 206 Stationair

Northwestern Air utilizes 2 Cessna C206’s in its daily charter operations.The Cessna C206 is a 4 passenger, single piston engine, non pressurized aircraft which operates in both land and amphibious seaplane configurations. This particular aircraft has been upgraded to include a second cabin door, long range fuel tanks, (STOL) short take off landing equipment, and higher maximum gross weights. It is used primarily for domestic charters.

  • Cruise Speed: 140 mph
  • Passengers: 4
  • Max Payload: 1 600 lbs
  • Max range: 630 miles

Cessna 210

The Cessna 210 Centurion is a strutless, high-wing, retractable gear workhorse in Northwestern’s fleet. Acquired in 2006, the Cessna 210 has been used extensively for charter operations in a variety of roles. With a passenger capacity of 5, this aircraft can also be used in a cargo configuration.

  • Cruise Speed: 160 mph
  • Passengers: 5
  • Max Payload: 1 090 lbs
  • Max range: 900 miles