Promech Air is the largest air taxi in southern Southeast Alaska. Promech Air’s “can do” philosophy – along with our fleet, facilities, and personnel – make us the preferred carrier in the Ketchikan area. We have been transporting people and freight throughout Southeast Alaska for 30 years, giving us the experience to serve your transportation needs in a timely, safe, and affordable manner.
Promech Air flies to many Southeast Alaska communities on a daily basis with convenient schedules. We also provide charter services for individuals and businesses transporting everything from hunters and hunting gear to flowers and groceries. Promech Air’s flightseeing tours to Misty Fjords National Monument and Neets Bay Salmon Hatchery for bear viewing are some of the best tours offered in Alaska.
Promech Air currently operates four de Havilland Beavers and five de Havilland single-turbine Otters. These floatplanes are extraordinarily reliable and ideally suited for flying in Southeast Alaska. Standardization of our fleet, such as all aircraft being equipped with EDO floats, offers the advantage of simplified maintenance support. This allows us to operate with very few cancellations or flight delays due to maintenance.
We realize that our customers have many options when it comes to air taxi services in Southeast Alaska. We strive to be your first choice for air transportation, with exceptional service and uncompromising safety standards.
Promech Air will meet the air transportation needs of our customers in a safe, friendly, and affordable manner. We will fulfill this commitment by
We recognize that in order to fulfill this mission, we must have happy and well-trained team of employees. We provide our employees with top-notch training and maintain a safe work environment where employees are treated fairly, respectfully, and honestly.
We enhance the communities that we service by running our business in a financially stable manner. This allows managers to realize a fair return on their investment, while protecting and preserving their assets. And enables us to keep our equipment in top-notch condition. Our ability to earn profits gives us the opportunity to provide affordable year-round service to outlying communities.
At Promech Air, we are committed to creating an environment that fosters a “can do” spirit of cooperation between our employees, management, and customers.
Pilots, mechanics, customer service representatives, tour guides, accounting personnel, dispatchers, community agents – all of our employees are important team members. The many commendations from industry organizations and favorable comments from customers show that Promech provides the experience, expertise, and training to meet the highest standards. Promech Air has assembled a dedicated team of experts to lead each department and model our core values of safety, honesty, integrity, respect, trust, and responsibility.
Promech Air’s main base of operations is located at 1515 Tongass Avenue in Ketchikan, Alaska. We also have a top-notch maintenance facility at Mile 5 North Tongass in Ketchikan. Our freight department located at our Ketchikan facility has a large capacity refrigerator and freezer to keep perishables fresh until ready to ship.
We also have facilities in the communities of Metlakatla, Craig, Thorne Bay and Hollis. We provide van service between Hollis and Craig on Prince of Wales Island and in Metlakatla on Annette Island. Our outlying station agents are representatives of Promech Air and are required to follow our high standards when it comes to customer service and safety.
All of our facilities are kept clean and well-maintained, allowing us to provide you with high-quality service in a safe, clean environment.
Promech Air’s fleet consists of de Havilland Beavers and de Havilland Otters. Our fleet configuration allows us to provide the best transportation service and the flexibility to meet specific transportation needs. Promech Air operates the most turbine Otters in the Ketchikan region.
de Havilland Beaver
The de Havilland Beaver is the aircraft most people associate with Alaska and the “bush pilot” lifestyle. The Beaver has a useful load of 1400 pounds with seating for up to six passengers. Each person is guaranteed window seating and stereo headsets. The Beaver was designed for flight in rugged and remote areas of the world and is known as the workhorse of bush aircraft. Harrison Ford owns a Beaver and calls it is his favorite among his entire fleet of private aircraft.
de Havilland Turbine Otter
Promech Air is the only air taxi in southern Southeast Alaska flying single-engine turbine Otter aircraft. This aircraft is our largest, most powerful aircraft and is the cornerstone of our fleet. It has a useful load of 2200 pounds with seating for 10 passengers. During 2005, our Turbine Otters underwent a fleet enhancement program, which increased the quality of a flight by reducing interior noise. This plane was specifically designed to operate in rugged bush country and in cold weather operations.
Our fleet is well maintained, allowing us to provide on-time, reliable air service. Our rigorous maintenance program has resulted in an outstanding safety record. We have created a maintenance support program for our flight operations with the premise that all aircraft must meet or exceed the flight safety standards of our operating certificate and our own internal quality requirements.
Our people, facilities, and equipment give us the resources to implement our “can do” attitude: we can and do provide you with safe, high-quality air service. Whether you need to get supplies to a remote facility, fly into Ketchikan for a doctor’s appointment, or want to take your visiting guests on an air tour, Promech Air can meet your needs.