Era AviationThe Age of Aviation
. The company ran a Alaska Airlines Partnerships service delivery out of Anchorage. Era Aviation has since been rebranded Corvus Airlines, which currently operates under the name Ravn Alaska. Founded in 1948, Era Aviation became operational when Carl Brady flown the first commissioned Carl Brady commercially powered chopper to Alaska to support a US Federal Administration map development program.
Subsequently, the firm purchased fixed-wing planes in Alaska, California and Louisiana in conjunction with rotary-wing planes powered by the Era helicopter business unit. 3. began commercial air service in May 1983. Era served regular routes between Anchorage and Bethel, Kenai and Valdez in the spring of 1984. Era was then a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Rowan Companies, which is a major operator of offshore rigs for exploration of crude oils and gases. The carrier previously ran Convair 580 turbo-props and de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter and DHC-7 Dash 7, and then added DHC-8 Dash 8 turbo-props.
The majority of the airline's regular routes were codeshare shuttle operations for Alaska Airlines. Alaska Airlines used the two-digit "AS" prefix for its numbers on these routes. The majority of connections were made from their hubs at Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC) in Anchorage:
Ravn Alaska also provides liner services to more than 100 municipalities throughout the country. Era Alaska was taken over by the competing Frontier Alaska Group in 2009 and the long-haul operations of Frontier Flying Services Part 121 were currently amalgamated with the certificate of Era Aviation. In 2010, Era Alaska was established using the asset base of Frontier Alaska Group, Frontier Flying Services, Era Aviation and Hageland Aviation.
During 2014 the Eras mother airline was renamed Corvus Airlines d/b/a Ravn Alaska.