Gander may have awoken to a winter wonderland on Wednesday, with the town coated in more than 25 centimetres of snow, but there’s been a hint of the holidays in the cargo holds of EVAS Air’s fleet long before that.
Gander-based EVAS Air has entered an agreement with an Ontario-based airline to supply aircraft modifications for air ambulances and cargo aircraft.
Gander-based EVAS Air is continuing to expand its operations despite the pandemic. President Patrick White says EVAS is now producing air ambulances and cargo aircraft for global markets.
A Gander-based airline is moving in a new direction and turning passenger planes into air ambulances for a company in Hamilton.
Air Canada (AC, Montréal Trudeau) has withdrawn from further government financial support citing improved liquidity of CAD14.4 billion Canadian dollars (USD11.3 billion) and ongoing recovery from the pandemic.
The provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador has approved the disbursement of CAD100,000 Canadian dollars (USD78,916) to Exploits Valley Air Services (Gander) (EVAS Air) to assist with its business export growth plans.
In the past, the Gander-based company has equipped its Beechcraft 1900D aircraft with custom-built lavatories, installed one with a glass cockpit and built up its maintenance force, among other progressive steps.
Patrick White says he understands why many Canadians aren’t particularly fond of big airlines like Air Canada and WestJet — but he worries that if they can’t make ends meet, the whole system will fall apart.
Gander-based Exploits Valley Air Services (EVAS) has signed on to Jazz Aviation’s Pathways Program. As part of the agreement, Jazz will refer students from other affiliated flight schools to EVAS. It will also give consideration to EVAS pilots who want to take a new job with Jazz.
Provincial Government support for Exploits Valley Air Services (EVAS Air) will assist the company with business growth plans including global exposure for its innovative products.