Mon, 7 March 2016

Air Inuit Confirmed as Launch Customer of Q300 Freighter

Bombardier has confirmed that Air Inuit will be the launch customer of a passenger-to-freighter conversion of the Q300 turboprop aircraft.

In support of this conversion, a new Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) will be developed under license by a specialized third party entity.

With its excellent airfield performance especially on gravel runways the Q300 aircraft is well adapted for remote operations like those required to support Canadas resource industries and Northern Communities, said Christian Busch, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Air Inuit. The Q300 aircraft has served us well in our passenger, charter and cargo operations in Nunavik and other markets for many years, and we look forward to enhancing our cargo services with three Q300 Large Cargo Door freighters.

The converted Q300 aircraft is expected to have a cargo capacity of 12,500 lb with an optimized cargo door. The aircraft will accommodate palletized and free load cargo.

Air Inuit currently operates a fleet of 25 aircraft that includes two Bombardier Q100 and 10 Q300 turboprops. 

 Air Inuit

Air Inuit is a Canadian regional airline, owned by the Inuit of Nunavik through Makivik Corporation.

The airline provides vital passenger, charter, medical, cargo and emergency air transportation services across the northern Canadian region of Nunavik, Quebec, and beyond.

Air Inuit operates a fleet of 25 arctic-adapted aircraft which include Boeing 737-200C, Bombardier Dash 8 Series 300 (Q300) and Dash 8 Series 100 (Q100) turboprops, Hawker Siddeley 748, Twin Otter and King Air.

The airline has a team of more than 625 employees.

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