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What Aircraft Do Purolator Use?  
User currently offlineVoyager747 From Canada, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 47 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 7077 times:

Hello all,

I was just looking through the database and have found that Purolator only has small size aircrafts (727 and prop).How do they deliver mail across to Europe and Asia.What aircraft do they use?Do they piggy back off some other air courier?

Any comments?

Daniel

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User currently offlineJcded From Switzerland, joined Jan 2004, 213 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7026 times:

Purolator does not have any foreign offices, it delivers its mail abroad through other partners, ie. in the US its DHL, you won't see a purolator truck outside of Canada.


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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13073 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7011 times:

Purolator (originally part of the company that makes oil, air, and other filters for vehicles) merged it's business in the USA into Airborne Express a number of years ago, which in turn merged into DHL. They may still use the name in some markets due to certain local licensing and marketing issues.

User currently offlineJohnClipper From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2005, 843 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6989 times:

Purolator's US biz was merged with Emery, not AFC/ABX.

User currently offlinePlanemaker From Tuvalu, joined Aug 2003, 6144 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6872 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 2):
Purolator (originally part of the company that makes oil, air, and other filters for vehicles)

Correct... and they still make filters for airplanes and helicopters.

FYI, the origin of the name Purolator is "Pure-oil-later."

Purolator Courier in Canada is owned by Canada Post (a Crown Corporation). Their 727s (and Convairs) are operated and maintained by Kelowna Flightcraft.



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User currently offlineLnglive1011yyz From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 1608 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6844 times:

Quoting JohnClipper (Reply 3):
Purolator's US biz was merged with Emery, not AFC/ABX.

Incorrect -- I work for Purolator.

Purolator indeed has had a very lucrative deal with Airborne Express in the US to deliver it's packages. When ABX was merged into DHL, we subsequently renewed our contract with DHL. DHL delivers our freight in the US.

Quoting Planemaker (Reply 4):
Correct... and they still make filters for airplanes and helicopters.

FYI, the origin of the name Purolator is "Pure-oil-later."

Purolator Courier in Canada is owned by Canada Post (a Crown Corporation). Their 727s (and Convairs) are operated and maintained by Kelowna Flightcraft.

This is correct.

As a matter of fact, the gentleman who owns Kelowna (Barry Lapointe) actually sits on our Board of Directors.

Additionally, Purolator years ago went through a re-branding so to speak. We kept the name, but we had to change our logo. This was part of the agreement when Canada Post bought us.

Just a side-tid-bit, Canada Post owns about 95% (I believe?) of Purolator Courier, however, we are completely and separately run. As a matter of fact, Canada Post is one of our major competitors!

There were still some old old old Purolator Oil-similar logo's on our fleet a while ago (automobile fleet) and subsequently we had to make payments to Purolator Oil Filter, as we were using their branding.

Purolator is becoming a large company --> we are the premier courier company in Canada, and hope to become larger in the US. We have Purolator USA, which is mainly a north-bound to Canada, consolidated shipment service. Works quite well, our customers love it.

If you ahve any other questions, please feel free to drop me a line, or thru this thread!

1011yyz



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User currently offlineFlyMatt2Bermud From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 563 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6841 times:

I've seen your base at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada CYHM. How many aircraft does Purolator operate now? Do they call it Purolator Courier in Canada, eh?


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User currently offlineLnglive1011yyz From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 1608 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6799 times:

Quoting FlyMatt2Bermud (Reply 6):
I've seen your base at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada CYHM. How many aircraft does Purolator operate now? Do they call it Purolator Courier in Canada, eh?

I'm not sure how many we operate, but I believe its in the range of 10-14 planes. I will find out though.

Yes, it's called Purolator Courier.. the eh part, well, that's a myth  Wink

1011yyz



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User currently offlineFlyMatt2Bermud From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 563 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 6754 times:

Quoting FlyMatt2Bermud (Reply 6):
the eh part, well, that's a myth

Got it 1011yyz. Oh Myth, Myth!!



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User currently offlineSP90 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 6744 times:

You learn something new everyday on a.net. I just put a Purolator oil filter on my car today and until this moment, I thought they only made filters. That's why when I saw the thread name I thought what the heck is this doing in civil aviation.

User currently offlineFlyMatt2Bermud From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 563 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 6739 times:

Quoting SP90 (Reply 9):
You learn something new everyday on a.net

It is a fun way to learn as well!



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User currently offlineJohnClipper From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2005, 843 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6620 times:

"Quoting JohnClipper (Reply 3):
Purolator's US biz was merged with Emery, not AFC/ABX.

Incorrect -- I work for Purolator.

Purolator indeed has had a very lucrative deal with Airborne Express in the US to deliver it's packages. When ABX was merged into DHL, we subsequently renewed our contract with DHL. DHL delivers our freight in the US."

INCORRECT! I worked for AFC and Purolator was AFC's Canadian EXPRESS agent. Heavyweight shipments and those requiring formal customs clearnance were handled by Peace Bridge Brokers.

Per JP Fleets International, Emery Worldwide merged Purolator' US operations into their own in September 1987.


User currently offlineSkydrolBoy From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6469 times:

Kelowna Flightcraft operates 12 727-200's and 4 CV-580's for purolator. Barry Lapointe who own's KF owns 5% of Purolator and sits on their board of directors, Canada Post owns 94% of the company and the remaing 1% is owned by employees.

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