Calgary-based aircraft brokerage firm FlightSimple Inc. announced this week that they have been named as the Canadian authorized dealer of the Russian-designed and manufactured AeroVolga Borey amphibious aircraft.

The Alberta company, which operates as FlightSimple Aircraft Sales, becomes the first Borey dealer in North America.

“The Borey is appealing in so many ways,” said FlightSimple’s president Michael Wilton. “With the amazing versatility of an amphibian, roomy cabin, latest avionics and comfortable yet solid flying feel, it is a great all-around aircraft.” With a gross weight limit of 1,232 pounds, the Rotax 912UL-powered aircraft can be registered in Canada in the advanced ultralight (AULA) category.

In 2018, a Borey was flown over 10,800 nm on a northern route around the world, including in the Arctic, in an effort to display the aircraft’s suitability for a variety of climates and conditions.

“With AeroVolga having proven its reliability by flying the Borey in harsh conditions, around the Polar Circle, this plane is clearly well built and rugged. I am very impressed and happy to support such a wonderful aircraft and help bring it to the Canadian market,” added Wilton.

The Borey made an appearance at the COPA Montebello Winter Fly-in in January, and a photograph of its appearance there was featured on the cover of the March issue of COPA Flight.

Both AeroVolga and FlightSimple have committed to appear at the Sun ‘n Fun expo, should it take place this spring.

The word ‘borey’ translates to ‘borea’, which in turn is derived from the ancient Greek word for a northern wind.

Photo credit: Jean-Pierre Bonin