Entries preceded by dates are extracts from Canadian Department of Transport archives.
7-May-1954 Allotment of registration CF-HNL to DHC for DHC-2 c/n 621.
14-Jun-1954 Certificate of Airworthiness #4436 issued.
15-Jun-1954 Certificate of Registration #13098 issued to Dunany Investments Ltd., Montreal, QC. (Private category).
• CF-HNL. Dunany Investments Ltd., Montréal, QC. Certificate of Registration #13098 issued 15-Jun-1954. Delivered 21-Jun-1954.
Note: Roy L. Robertson also on record as initial operator.
• CF-HNL Possibly leased to Northern Wings, Sept Iles, QC.
Accident: Pipmuccan Lake, QC. 28-Jun-1954. Aircraft made a heavy landing on rough water and bounced causing minor damage to starboard rear float strut. Pilot H. P. Boudreau of Northern Wings. Note this date is a week after delivery.
Note: Operated by Wheeler Airlines Ltd.,(when inspected in June 1955).
14-May-1957 Application for registration by Saskatchewan Government Airways.
27-May-1957 Certificate of Registration #17201 issued to Saskatchewan Government Airways, Prince Albert, SK (Saskair).
• CF-HNL Saskatchewan Government Airways, Prince Albert, SK. Regd 27-May-1957.
Accident: Location unknown.14-Apr-1960 Unable to take-off from small lake in sticky snow. Unable to stop in time and ran into muskeg at end of lake, G. Horne uninjured. Aircraft damage unknown.
30-Aug-1965 Application for registration by North Canada Air Ltd., Prince Albert, SK. (Norcanair).
02-Sep-1965 Conditional Sale Agreement between Saskair and Norcanair for sale of assets including DHC-2s CF-GCU, CF-GQJ, CF-GQY, CF-SAU & CF-HNL.
03-Sep-1965 Certificate of Registration #35113 issued to North Canada Air Ltd.
• CF-HNL North Canada Air Limited, Prince Albert, SK. Circa 1967.
Accident:-12 nm. SW of Uranium City, SK. 59°28’N 108°55’W . 03-Mar-1973. While checking the condition of a winter road southwest of Uranium City SK the pilot encountered bad weather and crashed. Pilot Kerry Higgins injured, passenger Gilbert Ebert killed and Mrs Ebert and child injured.