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User currently offlineBlueJet From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 397 posts, RR: 4
Posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1034 times:

Is there a specific commercial aircraft that copes better with frigid temperatures than others? Is there a type of plane that airlines use on cold weather destinations? All info appreciated, thanks in advance

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User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1024 times:

I dont have specific numbers or anything, but DeHavilland aircraft are famous for being able to handle extreme conditions. The most famous operator of DeHavilland aircraft is Greenland Air (DH7), which flies into Arctic temperatures on a daily basis during the winter. I dont think that the DH8 is as renowned for its cold weather handling as say, the DH7 was, but in Canada & Alaska DeHavilland aircraft often operated with perfect safety records. The DH aircraft air also specially designed to handle less than perfect runway conditions...another requisite for winter flying.


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User currently offlineFlyinglen From Canada, joined May 1999, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 985 times:

I agree that DHC makes the best cold weather planes. Just look at when Kenn Borek's Twin Otter's were tasked to rescue an ailing doctor in Antarctica last winter, even Herc's wouldn't be up to the task. DHC-6s are in routine use in the Arctic and Antarctic.

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