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  • No injuries after Air Iceland Q100 gear collapses at Nuuk


    <p>Thirty-four occupants of an Icelandic Bombardier Q100 turboprop have escaped uninjured after the aircraft suffered...


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  • No injuries after Air Iceland Q100 gear collapses at Nuuk

    News | 04 Mar 2011 20:45 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    <p>Thirty-four occupants of an Icelandic Bombardier Q100 turboprop have escaped uninjured after the aircraft suffered an overrun at Nuuk in Greenland.</p><p>The...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/No-injuries-after-Air-Iceland-Q100-gear-collapses-at-Nuuk-353956/
  • New airports, new connections

    News | 18 Dec 2001 00:00

    <p>In a country with no roads linking towns and villages, air transport is the only alternative to long journeys by dog-sled or boat. </p> <p>The country's flag carrier, Greenlandair, provides the means of getting from one settlement to another, although its high fares - up to $600 for a 1h flight on a de Havilland Dash 7 - means air travel is almost exclusively the preserve of business people and professionals. </p> <p>In the past few years, the country has revolutionised its air-transport infrastructure by building six regional airports on its west coast (where virtually all 55,000 Greenlanders live). They have 800m (2,600ft) runways, which are capable of handling short take-off and landing Dash 7s. Previously, these settlements were mainly served by helicopter, although with a limit of a 1.5t payload, and Greenland's temperamental coastal weather meant helicopters were frequently unable to take off or land. </p> <p>Building each airport cost an average of $20 million, and many wehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/New-airports-new-connections-140213/