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The story of
Alberta Central Airways Ltd.

Company History 

Founded by Wendell Umble in 1972, Alberta Central Airways Ltd. has been a cornerstone of Northern Alberta's aviation landscape for over four decades. Wendell Umble's vision and passion for aviation laid the foundation for what would become a trusted and versatile aviation company.   Alberta Central Airways Ltd. has played an instrumental role in the oil and gas, forestry, and small community support sectors. Its versatile approach and commitment to safety have made it a dependable partner in these industries, facilitating essential operations even in remote and challenging environments.

A Legacy of Excellence

Alberta Central Airways Ltd. has a rich history of serving the diverse needs of the region. From its inception, the company has continuously evolved and expanded its services to meet the demands of Northern Alberta. Originally established to cater to private charters, Alberta Central Airways quickly recognized the importance of supporting various sectors crucial to the region's development.

Comprehensive Aviation Services

Today, Alberta Central Airways Ltd. stands as a premier provider of air medical aviation services, offering critical medevac services across western Canada. The company's fleet of customized aircraft, coupled with the expertise of its experienced pilots, ensures swift and reliable support during medical emergencies.

ATrusted Partner

Throughout its history, Alberta Central Airways Ltd. has maintained an unwavering commitment to safety, reliability, and customer satisfaction. The company's dedication to serving people and communities in Northern Alberta remains at the forefront of its mission.

Looking Ahead

As Alberta Central Airways Ltd. continues to soar into the future, it carries with it a legacy of excellence, innovation, and community support. The company's commitment to its founder's vision, combined with its adaptability and versatility, ensures that it will remain a vital part of the region's aviation landscape for years to come.


At Alberta Central Airways Ltd, we are committed to providing exceptional customer service. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always available to answer any questions and assist with any concerns.

Our Bases

Lac La Biche Base

Hanger #1, Lac La Biche Airport

Lac La Biche, Alberta T0A 2C0 

The Lac La Biche base was newly built in 2007 and is our company main base.

There is currently two King Air B200 permanently based at this location


Fort McMurray Base

25A 397 Snow Eagle Drive - Hangar A

RR1 Site 2 C9 Airport, Fort McMurray T9H 5B5

Purchased by Alberta Central Airways in 2017, the Fort McMurray hangar is home to one dedicated King Air B200 based here.

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