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Tahltan Nation, partner provide charter service for Red Chris mine

Newcrest Mining signs agreement with Central Mountain Air
A TNDC airport services employee gives a Central Mountain Air pilot ground safety clearance.

The Tahltan Nation Development Corp. (TNDC) and its partner Central Mountain Air (CMA) have secured a new five year-agreement with Newcrest Mining

The Tahltan Nation Development Corp. (TNDC) and its partner Central Mountain Air (CMA) have secured a new five year-agreement with Newcrest Mining to provide air transportation for the Red Chris mine crews. The mine is located near Dease Lake in British Columbia.

TNDC’s goal is to be the Indigenous partner of choice – an integrated full-service provider and trusted partner to our clients. The central access point for the exploration and mining industry is Dease Lake, where TNDC is the airport operator of the Dease Lake Airport. In fact, TNDC is the only Indigenous organization to manage an airport in British Columbia. TNDC already provides passenger transport by highway coach between the Dease Lake Airport and the Red Chris mine site, through another partnership. Couple this with TNDC’s partnership with CMA, which began in 2021, TNDC’s partnerships now provide the critical full transportation solution (ground and air) to the mining sector in northwest B.C.

CMA charter services are provided weekly from several marshalling points –  Vancouver, Nanaimo, Kamloops, Kelowna, Williams Lake, Prince George, and Calgary – into Smithers, then onto Dease Lake.

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