About us

our mission

To provide reliable, safe and comfortable air charter service to our clients through an environment that fosters continuous improvement, teamwork, growth of our employees and the success of our clients.

OUR core vaLUES


We are dedicated to providing a safe and healthy environment for customers, employees and members of the public.

Respect & Reliability

Create an environment of respect, growth and individual empowerment, in order to provide on-time, reliable air charter services.


Act with uncompromising integrity.


Meet the unique needs of each of our customers.

Founded in 1982 by pilot Ken Smith. The company operated out of a small hangar with our history of services through a parts yard, offering used parts sales, salvage, aircraft sales, brokerage and storage.

Upper Valley Aviation Ltd.
(UVA) was founded

In the early 1990s, UVA purchased a second, larger hanger and began offering aircraft maintenance and painting services.

UVA begins offering

Avionics, interior and structural services were added in 2002. By 2004, demand for aircraft painting had increased to the point that a dedicated paint shop was warranted, resulting in the “East Hanger,” another 9,600 foot facility.

Growth and new

In 2017 our company decided to move into the aircraft charter business and in 2019 we received our Transport Canada approvals to operate.

Transport Canada

About Our

Upper Valley Aviation has been providing aircraft services since 1986. We are a family run business that has built a reputation in the aviation industry of excellence and reliability. We are please to offer our chater services to our clients in the Fraser Valley, BC and beyond.