Release #: 23.41
December 08, 2023

Pilots of Air Inuit Join ALPA

The pilots of Air Inuit officially joined ALPA last week after the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) announced that it had certified the results of the pilot group’s October 13 card filing. With the certification, Air Inuit becomes ALPA’s 43rd pilot group and the 20th in Canada.

“Congratulations to the Air Inuit ALPA Organizing Committee, who worked very hard and ran an extremely positive campaign,” said Capt. Jason Ambrosi, ALPA president. “We welcome them all to our Association and will work together toward a stronger aviation industry in North America.”

Air Inuit pilots have been without a contract since June and are eager to get back to the table with management. “We are thrilled to have Air Inuit join ALPA,” said Capt. Tim Perry, ALPA Canada president, “especially as another Canadian pilot group and one with experience flying in the north. With our resources and years of expertise behind them, we look forward to welcoming them into the Canadian community of ALPA pilots and supporting them as they work toward a new contract.”

Air Inuit is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, and serves 20 communities in Quebec and Nunavut. The airline was initially established in 1978 and is collectively owned by the Inuit of Nunavik. Its fleet includes an array of Boeing 737s and Dash 8s, Twin Otters, and King Airs, operated by more than 200 pilots.