4 Yukon First Nations buy 2 planes from Alkan Air, lease them back to the company


A group of four Yukon First Nation development corporations are getting into the aviation business.

Yukon First Nations Air Leasing Limited Partnership purchased two of Alkan Air’s planes used to medevac patients from the territory to B.C. and Alberta.

The planes, two King Air 350s, are being leased back to Alkan Air who will continue operating the medevac flights.

“We look at this as, from the Kluane Dana Shaw’s perspective, as diversifying our portfolio of investments, and it’s investing in the Yukon, and we’re interested in that,” said Stephen Mooney, president of Kluane Dana Shaw Limited Partnership, one the four First Nations development corporations involved in the deal.

The other three are Na-cho

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