Nor-Alta Aviation Leasing began in 2004 with two King Air aircraft that were leased to Little Red Air Service, augmenting their air ambulance fleet and adding executive corporate charters to their list of services. In 2006, Nor-Alta Aviation Leasing entered into a management agreement with Little Red Air Service and proceeded to purchase assets.
In 2015, Nor-Alta Aviation purchased Can-West Corporate Air Charters Ltd and changed its operating name.
Founded in 1988, Can-West had been servicing Wabasca, Slave Lake and Edmonton with air ambulance, private, executive charters and one contract performing smoke surveillance patrols for the Government of Saskatchewan.
Also in 2015, CanWest secured the purchase of Meadow Air Ltd. assets, a fleet of six Cessna 337 Skymasters.
CanWest Air is currently Alberta's largest air ambulance provider, serving eight out of ten locations across Alberta. Our bases include Fort Vermilion, High Level, Slave Lake, Edmonton, Calgary, Medicine Hat, Grande Prairie and Peace River.