My favourite YouTube channel for aviation videos is Dude8472Productions. ‘Dude’ lives in Calgary, Alberta but travels the country and has a knack for capturing videos of aircraft with interesting histories.
One of his more recent video uploads sent me cyber-diving for more information on a thirty-eight-year-old Boeing 737-200 (Registration C-GAIG) operated by Air Inuit. Click Here or on the image below for the video.
The aircraft was originally delivered to Federal Express in 1979 but was acquired by Saudi Aramco and spent most of its life flying in the Middle East until acquired by Air Inuit in 2007 and continued to serve in what could not be a more different environment. It was once leased by the Liberal Party of Canada for an election campaign when Stéphane Dion was the party leader (Pictured).
It continues to serve as one of three B737-200’s, in combi configuration, among the fleet of Air Inuit providing goods and services to remote areas in Nunavik and Nunavut from the airline’s main base at Kuujjuaq Airport in northern Quebec.
Air Inuit, as well as Canadian North, continue the distinguished tradition of utilizing aged but well-maintained aircraft to provide for people in remote communities.