Who We Are

Jake Fehr – Share Holder, CEO and Director

Jake is a director and principal of Can-West Corporate Air Charters. Prior to joining Nor-Alta, Jake owned businesses in the forestry and agriculture sectors. Through his success in these other industries, Jake acquired the capital, leadership, management and operating experience necessary to provide for Nor-Alta and Can West’s successful operation.

Jake is a commercial pilot who owns two privately registered aircraft used for both business and pleasure. Through his experience of aircraft ownership Jake has gained valuable knowledge of aviation regulations and how to operate aircraft and the aviation company safely.

Abe Neufeld – President

Abe is the owner of Cross Link Developments and formerly owned Neufeld Petroleum & Propane Ltd. and Neufeld Holdings Ltd. which were both based in Grande Prairie. Abe’s knowledge and successful experience in the petroleum industry, as well as numerous other successful business ventures, brings valuable business knowledge and experience. Abe sits and chairs advisory boards. Abe is a significant asset to Nor-Alta Aviation and CanWest Air.

Henry Hamm – Director

Henry is one of the original shareholders in Nor-Alta Aviation. His belief in Nor-Alta from the day it was formed has contributed greatly to its success. Based in Grande Prairie Alberta, Henry has been successful for years in his residential development venture. Henry’s sits on and chairs several advisory boards and he brings valuable insight and experience. His attention to detail, understanding and endless knowledge of the market make him a key player in the tight knit team of shareholders backing the success of Nor-Alta Aviation and CanWest Air.

Justin Krasnikoff – Operations Manager, Pilot

After instructing in Steinbach, Manitoba, Justin Krasnikoff started with Can-West as a pilot in 2007. Justin has transitioned to the Nor-Alta base as Operations Manager and pilots many of the company’s aircraft. Justin is the only pilot to have worked out of all three of the original Can-West locations, bringing his operational knowledge of Northern Alberta aviation, his commercial pilot’s licences, instrument and instructor training, and a Business Administration degree to the company’s management team.

Kevin Schaub – Director of Maintenance

Kevin joined Nor-Alta Aviation in 2009 as Director of Maintenance, and brings to the team 19 years of experience in aircraft maintenance, specializing in medevacs (Medical Evacuations) for most of his career. Since his arrival, Kevin has worked to substantially improve maintenance programs, bringing them to an even higher standard of safety and efficiency. Kevin brings extensive leadership, knowledge and experience to the team and continues to play a key role in CanWest Air’s success.

Tyler McCaffrey – Chief Pilot

Tyler McCaffrey brings over a decade of flight experience to Can-West. Graduating from NAIT Pilot program at the top of his class was just the beginning of his commercial career. Tyler joined the Can-West team in 2012, his dedication and passion for flying combined with a strong work ethic and safety orientated operations allowed him to move through the channels with ease and acquire the position of Chief Pilot in early 2015.