April 6, 2011 Update on Boeing 737-300 Aircraft

Canadian North’s response to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Airworthiness Directive

Calgary                                                                                                                                                  April 6, 2011

On April 5, 2011, the FAA issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive, outlining the requirement to conduct external eddy current inspections of the lap joints on Boeing 737 -300, -400 and -500 model aircraft which have in excess of 30,000 cycles (a cycle is one take off and landing).

Canadian North received the AD as it operates a 737-300 aircraft. No action is required at this time, however, because the cycles on the Canadian North aircraft fall well below the threshold for inspection mandated by the AD.

About Canadian North

Canadian North and its founding companies (Canadian Airlines, Pacific Western, Transair, Nordair) have proudly served the North with passenger and cargo services for more than 80 years. They fly to Northwest Territories and Nunavut through their southern gateways of Edmonton and Ottawa, as well as from other major southern Canadian cities through their partnership with Air Canada. Canadian North also offers charter services within and beyond the North for industrial clients, sports teams, and large groups. Canadian North is a member of the NorTerra Group of Companies whose parent corporation, NorTerra Inc., is owned equally by Nunasi Corporation, representing the Inuit of Nunavut, and the Inuvialuit Development Corporation, representing the Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic.

For further information contact:

Lisa Hicks
Manager, Marketing
Canadian North Airlines

Tel: (867) 669-4000 – or –
(403) 503-2310
Fax: (867) 669-4040 – or –
(403) 250-2019