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Air Greenland Takes Delivery Of Its First Dash-8  
User currently offlineThule From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 100 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4798 times:

Original article (in Danish):
"Første Dash-8 lander i Nuuk"

http://sermitsiaq.gl/indland/article116841.ece

Google translation (English):
"The first Dash-8 landing at Nuuk"

http://translate.google.com/translat...q.gl%2Findland%2Farticle116841.ece

GL bought this Dash-8-200 from QX a few months ago. They renovated it with a new interior, and plan to use it on their new KEF-GOH (Nuuk)-UAK-KEF route, hoping to compensate for the retirement/(sale?) of their 752, normally placed on the CPH-UAK route.

Finally, here's a great gallery of the plane in Nuuk:
http://sermitsiaq.gl/galleri/article116842.ece

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User currently offlineflyorski From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 987 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4773 times:

Looks nice, the red is stunning. Do they still fly the Dash 7s? Also do they have plans to purchase additional Dash 8s? I think the Q400 would look great in those colors  


"None are more hopelessly enslaved, than those who falsly believe they are free" -Goethe
User currently offlineThule From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4693 times:

Quoting flyorski (Reply 1):

Wikipedia says they still operate 6 Dash-7s. I think their long-term plan is to replace them with the more efficient, longer range Dash-8s, but I doubt there are Q400s in store. One hint is this paragraph from the article: "The new aircraft Dash-8 aircraft model of Dash 8-200 and not the model Dash 8 - Q400 which SAS has had problems with." GL does a lot of combi operations with their Dash-7s - it'll be interesting to see if they plan on the same with the Dash-8s.


User currently offlinepzurita1 From Greenland, joined Sep 2002, 1392 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4199 times:

I really wonder why they have to charge those outrageus prices... But then again, their flights are always full.


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User currently offlineFly2YYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 1038 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4143 times:

Are there such things as Dash-8 combis? I mean I know there are full freighters .... but can anything really replace the capabilities of a DHC-7?!

User currently offlineThule From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4083 times:

Quoting Fly2YYZ (Reply 4):
Are there such things as Dash-8 combis?

Now that I looked into it... it looks like both Canadian North and Air Inuit can configure their Dash-8-100s into 21-seat, 3000lbs combi layouts. I'm not sure if GL's DH2 can be configured this way, and my impression is that they intend to use it mainly for passenger routes right now. But, I suppose if they intend to replace all their Dash-7s (which have combi configurations) with D-8s, then they'll very likely look into combi configs.


User currently offlineFly2YYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 1038 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3840 times:

Quoting Thule (Reply 5):
But, I suppose if they intend to replace all their Dash-7s (which have combi configurations) with D-8s, then they'll very likely look into combi configs.

Well I hope that they will be able to do this. I know that the Dash-7 combis do a great job with the load they carry pax and cargo! So I hope that Bombardier will help them out in this respect. I know that the Dash-7's do play a special role in being able to still perform tasks that the "updated" Dash-8 is not able to, so hopefully GL will be able to figure this out.


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