Amik Aviation is a 100 per cent owned and operated chartered air service, offering scheduled and chartered flights from St. Andrews to remote First Nation communities, including Pauingassi, Little Grand Rapids and Bloodvein. The company also offers chartered services to anywhere in Manitoba and Ontario.
Owner and operator Oliver Owen had a vision to own an air service and now has four airplanes and a staff of 17. He credits the Communities Economic Development Fund (CEDF) for helping him realize his dream.
“If this fund wasn’t there for Aboriginal members like me, who had a dream to own my own business, I wouldn’t be where I am today,” said Owen. “The fund provided the support I needed to purchase my first aircraft, and later, provided financial assistance for the construction of a hangar and office for my staff and equipment.”