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Could The Q200 Replace Air Grenlands DHC-7?  
User currently offlineOyKIE From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2717 posts, RR: 4
Posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

Quick question. The smallest runways in Grenland is 799 meters long. Currently they are operated by the Dash 7 and Twin Otters. Could the Bombardier Q200 replace these flights? Would the Q200 be more economical to fly than the Dash-7? One having 4 engines instead of 2 on the Q200.


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User currently offlineVhqpa From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 1456 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1605 times:

Well according to Bombardier the Q200 has a Takeoff run of 1000 m at MTOW. So the Q200 would be payload restricted out of at least some airports (how many airports are under 1000 m). The Q200 is also smaller then the Dash 7 seating only 37


Another problem is the Q200 is no longer in production and wasn't built in great numbers (around 90 units IIRC) so they would have find aircraft on the second hand market



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User currently offlineOyKIE From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2717 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1582 times:



Quoting Vhqpa (Reply 1):
So the Q200 would be payload restricted out of at least some airports

How Payload restricted?

Quoting Vhqpa (Reply 1):
(how many airports are under 1000 m).

Most of the airports are 799 meters, some are 845, while a few are more than 1000 meter.

Quoting Vhqpa (Reply 1):
The Q200 is also smaller then the Dash 7 seating only 37

Indeed

Quoting Vhqpa (Reply 1):

Another problem is the Q200 is no longer in production and wasn't built in great numbers (around 90 units IIRC) so they would have find aircraft on the second hand market

So that means that there is no plane in production to day capable of doing missions in Greenland, like the Dash-7 does? I know it is a limited marked, but I would still believe that there would be some planes capable of taking of from an airfield with 799 meter runway that would be cheaper to operate than the Dash-7?



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User currently offlineSpeedyGonzales From Norway, joined Sep 2007, 717 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1520 times:

Widerøe operates the DH8-100 from FDE, LKN, MEH, MQN, OSY, NVK, RVK, RET and SDN, all of which have 800m runways, so it should be doable on Greenland as well.


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User currently offlineOyKIE From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2717 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1498 times:



Quoting SpeedyGonzales (Reply 3):
Widerøe operates the DH8-100 from FDE, LKN, MEH, MQN, OSY, NVK, RVK, RET and SDN, all of which have 800m runways, so it should be doable on Greenland as well.

Do you know if there are any restrictions to these cities? The Q200 has the engines of the larger Q300, so it should be able to handle the routes even better than the DH8-100 that Wideroe operates. It will be interesting to see what Widereoe eventually replaces their DH8-100 with. I believe some have very high cycles right?



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