SOURCE: Summit Aviation Group

Summit Aviation Group

April 18, 2016 14:59 ET

Summit Air Kitikmeot and TMAC Resources Sign Three-Year Transportation Agreement

YELLOWKNIFE, NT--(Marketwired - April 18, 2016) - Summit Air Kitikmeot, in partnership with Summit Air, is pleased to announce the signing of a three-year contract with TMAC Resources Inc. that will provide transportation of mining crews to TMAC's Hope Bay Project south of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.

The agreement will see one of Summit's twin-engine turbo-propeller ATR-72 service the project on regular flights from Edmonton to site. The ATR-72 aircraft is capable of flying as many as 68 passengers per trip and will commence operations in early-May. 

"We are extremely happy with this outcome and would like to thank TMAC publicly for giving an Inuit-owned enterprise the opportunity to support their passenger movements into site," said Frank Ipakohak, President, Summit Air Kitikmeot. "Customers and operators in the Kitikmeot will now have access to the breadth and depth of the Summit Air service offering through this exciting new partnership."

"Today is a significant day for Summit Air and our partners in the Kitikmeot," said Matthew McElligott, Vice President, Business Development, Summit Aviation Group. "We look forward to the opportunity to continue to grow and develop our relationship with TMAC Resources at the Hope Bay Project."

About Summit Air

Summit Aviation Group is a member of the Ledcor Group of Companies and includes both Summit Air and Summit Helicopters. They have been delivering remote aviation solutions to Canada's North for over twenty years and is now comprised of one of the most diverse fleets of aircraft in the industry. For more information about Summit Aviation Group, visit

About Summit Air Kitikmeot

Summit Air Kitikmeot was founded in July 2014 and consists of a partnership between the Summit Aviation Group and a team of local businesspeople in the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut. For information about Summit Air Kitikmeot, visit

About TMAC Resources

TMAC Resources Inc. is a Canadian-based mineral exploration and development company operating the 1,101 km2 Hope Bay project in Nunavut's Kitikmeot region. For more information about this project, visit

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Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:

    Frank Ipakohak
    President, Summit Air Kitikmeot

    Matthew McElligott
    Vice President, Business Development, Summit Aviation Group