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  • Unstable approach preceded Dash 8's hard landing


    Pilots of a de Havilland Canada Dash 8-100 had not stabilised the turboprop's approach to Nuuk in Greenland before the aircraft landed hard and suffered...


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  • Unstable approach preceded Dash 8's hard landing


    Pilots of a de Havilland Canada Dash 8-100 had not stabilised the turboprop's approach to Nuuk in Greenland before the...


  • 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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  • Unstable approach preceded Dash 8's hard landing

    News | 23 Aug 2013 09:51 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Pilots of a de Havilland Canada Dash 8-100 had not stabilised the turboprop's approach to Nuuk in Greenland before the aircraft landed hard and suffered...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Unstable-approach-preceded-Dash-8s-hard-landing-389797/
  • 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/
  • Arctic refuge

    News | 18 Dec 2001 00:00

    <p>MURDO MORRISON / KANGERLUSSUAQ, GREENLAND</p> <p>Greenlanders are out to change international misconceptions about their gateway airport </p> <p>An abandoned US air base in one of the world's bleakest locations, with few facilities and likely to be fog-bound, snowed-in or battered by Arctic gales. That is the erroneous image many airlines have of Greenland's main airport, Kangerlussuaq, according to Palle Luckow Friis, its air traffic control manager. It is why they opt instead, he says, for what they regard as the more civilised North Atlantic havens of Canada's maritime provinces or Iceland's Keflavic for their extended-range twinjet operations (ETOPS) alternates. "They think we're all a bit primitive up here," he adds. </p> <p>But it is a view Luckow Friis is keen to alter. Greenland's airport authority has launched a publicity drive to convince more airlines of the advantages offered at the airport, better known by its Danish name of S&oslash;ndre Str&oslash;mfjord or S&oslahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Arctic-refuge-140219/
  • 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/
  • Greenlandair to drop 'slow and expensive' Dash 7s

    News | 04 Dec 2001 00:00

    MURDO MORRISON / KANGERLUSSUAQ Flag carrier's purchase plans rely on airport authority investing in longer runway <p>Greenland flag carrier Greenlandair plans to replace at least four of its six ageing de Havilland Dash 7s with faster ATR 42/72s or Bombardier Dash 8 Q300/400s as it looks to launch short-haul international routes. </p> <p>The move depends on Greenland's airport authority lengthening the runway at the capital Nuuk from 950m (3,120ft) to just under 1,200m to cope with the new aircraft. Company president Finn &Oslash;elund expects the project to take two years once approval is gained. </p> <p>Greenlandair, part-owned by Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), iskeen to exploit tourism opportunities from Canada and Iceland after the axing in October of Canadian operator First Air's service from Ottawa and Iqaluit in Canada's Nunavut territory to Greenland's main hub, Kangerlussuaq. </p> <p>"We are quite positive about tourism, despite 11 September," says &Oslash;elund. "This regihttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Greenlandair-to-drop-slow-and-expensive-Dash-7s-139694/
  • Greenlandair expands into jets with 757 purchase

    News | 12 May 1998 23:00

    <p>Greenlandair has taken delivery of a Boeing 757, its first jet airliner, which was scheduled to begin operations in competition with SAS on scheduled services between Greenland and Copenhagen from 12 May. </p> <p>The Nuuk-based airline already operates only two de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters and four Bombardier de Havilland Dash 7s, a fleet it intends to maintain while considering further additions. "We're not getting rid of anything-perhaps later we will add more," says the airline. </p> <p>The 757 is a six-year-old ex-Airtours International Rolls-Royce RB211-powered model, which has been purchased from the Irish-based leasing company Sunrock. </p> <p>The aircraft will be based in Copenhagen and will alternate between routes to the Greenland cities of Kangerlussuaq and Narsarsuaq "every second day".</p>http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Greenlandair-expands-into-jets-with-757-purchase-36978/