Contracted Flying and Special Missions

Specialized capabilities. Global optimization.

Chorus offers contracted flying services within North America and also provides medical, logistical and humanitarian flight operations to Canadian and international customers.

Through our capacity purchase agreement with Air Canada, Chorus provides approximately 80% of the Air Canada Express network capacity through Jazz Aviation contracted flying operations.

Chorus is the only large regional aircraft lessor that is also an operator. We lend our 30+ years of regional operations experience to the full suite of services we offer our regional aviation customers. Chorus has the technical expertise that covers the entire lifecycle of regional aircraft – from acquisition through to part-out.

Contracted Flying and Special Mission Capabilities

Capacity Purchase Agreements

We have over 30 years of regional airline operations experience; including over 15 years as a capacity purchase agreement (CPA) operator with a long-term contract in place until 2035.

Worldwide ACMI Operations

Specialty provider of short- and long-term wet-lease ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance, insurance) contracts. We understand the requirements to facilitate an efficient, cohesive, cost-effective, and successful operation, often in challenging locations and environments.


Our aeromedical expertise and long-standing experience have made us a world leader in the design and operation of air ambulance aircraft, with particular attention to the unique requirements of each customer and jurisdiction.

Special Mission Operations

Special Mission aircraft are significantly modified to conduct unique operations in challenging environments. Our special mission aircraft can be equipped for operations such as: geophysical survey; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR); maritime patrol; search and rescue; aeromedical / air ambulance and combi / cargo operations.

Cargo / Freight

The Voyageur-certified Dash 8-100 Package Freighter provides an exceedingly cost-efficient option for transporting a typical payload upwards of 10,000 lbs (4,500 kgs).


  • Air Operator Certificate, Transport Canada (TC)
  • Domestic and International Air Carrier Licences, Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA)
  • Foreign Air Operator Certificate, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • European Third Country Operator, European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

Operating Aircraft

Contracted Flying and Special Mission Businesses