Chrono Aviation (NDL, Québec) has taken delivery of its first of two B737-200CAdv.s following the arrival of C-GTVO (msn 22994) at Montréal Metropolitan on Thursday, August 30. The former Starlink Aviation (TLK, Montréal Trudeau) twinjet will be joined by a second of the type in November.

The B737-200's gravel kit assembly will allow Chrono Aviation to proffer the aircraft to the mining and construction sector which require travel to remote locations.

“The addition of this first B737-200 to our fleet marks an important step in our company’s growth,” Vincent Gagnon, president of Chrono Aviation, said in a statement. “After acquiring a Dash 8-100, a private jet and a Beech (twin turboprop) King Air 350 in the last two years, we felt we were ready for this pivotal moment. Our company is ready to shift gears and join the big leagues of aviation. Until recently, Chrono could carry up to 37 passengers or 8,000 pounds of passengers and cargo with its Dash 8. The 737 will meet our customers’ increasing demand and enable us to carry up to 119 passengers or 30,500 pounds of cargo.”

Gagnon said Chrono Aviation had spent over CAD12 million Canadian dollars (USD9.3 million) in upgrading and refurbishing the two Boeing (BOE, Washington National) jets.