World Airline Fleets in 1983 has the fleet as: 4 DHC-2 Beavers, 2 DHC-3s, 2 DHC-6s, 1 DC-3, 3 F-27s, a few Cessnas and a YS-11. The ex-Piedmont YS-11 was leased for a short while before re-equipment with EMB-110s and Convair 640s in 1984, and further expansion was on the cards. During late 1985 the airline became an international carrier when it announced service to Minneapolis from Regina and for this route a pair of F28 jets were purchased (C-GTEO and C-GTUU). Interprovincial routes also served Edmonton and Lloydminster.
The arrival of C-GTEO saw a new colourscheme introduced with a lovely pale blue roof and deep blue windowline. In 1987 Norcanair signed up with CP Air as a feeder from Calgary and at that point consolidation in the industry was rife as CP Air/PWA and Air Canada began to sign up and merge feeders across Canada. In March 1987 Norcanair was taken over by Time Air in which PWA had a 45% stake and a name with much tradition disappeared.
GTEO was previously I-TIDI delivered in 1970 to Itavia and later Unifly. By 1987 Norcanair was affiliated with CP Air and in March it was absorbed into one of their other feeder airlines: Time Air. GTEO continued in service with them and their later identities of Canadian Regional and Air Canada Jazz until 2006 when she was put up for sale with 69,959 cycles on the clock.