History

1976 – The corporate group was established with the founding of Western Avionics, now known as Avmax. Avmax’s Avionics division is one of Canada’s largest private avionics support facilities.

1996 – Avmax Group Inc. was established through the creation of the Transport Canada, EASA, JAA, and FAA approved Heavy Maintenance Center (HMC). The HMC provides full major repair and overhaul service capabilities for regional aircraft and operators.

2002 – Regional 1 Airlines, now known as R1 Airlines, was established as a “getting your crew anywhere at any time” workforce transportation charter and ACMI services nationally and internationally.

2003 – Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc. was established to provide aircraft for sale or lease to customers on a timely and cost-effective basis.

2006 – Avmax Montana Inc. was established which created a second heavy maintenance center in Great Falls, Montana.

2007 – Avmax International Aircraft Leasing was created in partnership with Werklund Capital.

2008 – Avmax Montana Inc. added the capability of aircraft painting and interior refurbishment.

2010 – Avmax Spares division was established to provide complete spares support for regional aircraft customers worldwide. Avmax also established the third heavy maintenance center in Jacksonville, Florida and an Executive Interiors division in Montreal, Quebec. Avmax entered into a major equity transaction where Werklund Capital purchased 50% of Avmax.

2011 – Avmax Spares East Africa was established to provide spares support to Avmax Leasing customers and other regional aircraft operators.

2012 – Avmax Chad airlines was established with the first ICAO approved AOC

2013 – Regional Express Aviation Limited (REAL) was created and a joint airline venture with Air Georgian was established.

2014 – Avmax Spares division was established in Jacksonville, Florida. R1 Airlines came back under the umbrella of Avmax Group Inc.

Today, Avmax is the first name that comes to mind in aviation. We provide a full range of customized aviation services using an integrated approach across all our divisions.