Air Greenland takes delivery of additional Dash 8-Q202

A new Air Greenland DHC Dash 8 parked on the tarmac.
Photo Credit: Avmax

Air Greenland, the national carrier of Greenland, has taken delivery of an additional Dash 8-Q202, MSN 497 from the lessor Avmax.

This delivery marks the fifth Dash 8-Q202 sold by Avmax to Air Greenland, and further reinforces the longstanding partnership between the two organizations.

The aircraft is intended for domestic operations within Greenland, serving the needs of the country’s citizens and visitors.

To ensure compliance with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations, Avmax’s MRO facility in Calgary undertook modifications to the aircraft prior to delivery.

The aircraft was also repainted to Air Greenland’s distinctive red livery prior to its delivery to the carrier.

“We are thrilled to have delivered another Dash 8-Q202 to Air Greenland,” said Avmax Senior Vice President and Head of Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc. Scott Greig.

“Our continued partnership is a testament to the value we provide in meeting the unique needs of Air Greenland and their customers.”

With this latest transaction, Avmax further reinforces its position as a trusted provider of quality aircraft and maintenance services to customers worldwide.

About Air Greenland


Air Greenland is the government owned flag carrier airline of Greenland, a self-governing territory of Denmark. Established in 1960, it is the primary airline serving Greenland and operates scheduled passenger and cargo services within the country, as well as international flights to neighboring countries.

The airline was initially founded as Grønlandsfly (Greenlandair) when it started operations in 1960. It was later renamed in 2002.

Since its establishment, the airline has played a vital role in connecting Greenland’s remote communities and facilitating transportation to and from the country.

it’s headquarters are located in Nuuk, the capital city of Greenland with a main hub at Kangerlussuaq Sondre Stromfjord (SFJ).

A330-800neo by night. Photo Credit: Air Greenland.

The airline operates a fleet of various aircraft which are typically suited to the unique needs of Greenland’s aviation infrastructure.

Their fleet has historically included both helicopters, employed for search and rescue operations, as well as fixed wing aircraft.

According to Planespotters data, the carrier currently operates eight De Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8 aircraft and one Airbus A330.

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