Russell (Russ) Bradley forms Bradley Air Services Ltd. in Ottawa, Ontario, the capital city of Canada.
First Air opens Iqaluit base.
The Baffin operations and routes of Survair are purchased by First Air – securing a position for passenger and cargo services in the Northwest Territories.
Makivik Corporation, the organization representing the Inuit of Northern Quebec, purchases First Air.
Ptarmigan Airways of Yellowknife is purchased, further expanding the scope of charter operations capability in the Western Arctic.
NWT Air is purchased, solidifying passenger, cargo and charter services throughout the entire North.
ATR42-300 aircraft begin replacement of the HS748 fleet. This marks the first aircraft to be deployed in western routes.
First Air introduces all passenger Boeing 737 jet service on the Ottawa-Iqaluit route.
1. First Air mobilizes the Boeing 767 Super Freighter to aid in Haiti disaster relief. / 2. First Air reaches transportation service agreements for the Kitikmeot Inuit Association, Kivalliq Inuit Association & Qikiqtani Inuit Association beneficiaries.
Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce recognizes First Air as Best Community Support Business.
1. Implementation of TRAX, a fully integrated web based maintenance solution system / 2. Roll-out of an Automated Flight and Information Reporting System (AFIRS) for the entire fleet of aircraft begins.