Air Greenland’s A330-200 Heads for Retirement

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On March 10, Air Greenland’s old Airbus A330-200 headed for its retirement in the U.S. desert making its final pass over its home.

This article will cover the details surrounding Air Greenland’s old Airbus A330-200s retirement.

Air Greenland’s Airbus A330-200 Retired…

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Air Greenland finally retired their old Airbus A330-200 aircraft on March 10, 2023. Registered as OY-GRN, the aircraft is a 24-year-old airframe which had a seating capacity for up to 245 passengers.

According to data from RadarBox, OY-GRN departed Copenhagen in Denmark after being sat in storage there since early February as flight GRL930 departed at 11:13 am local time.

The aircraft then flew at a cruising altitude of 39,000 feet heading toward its home in Greenland where the aircraft descended and flew over Greenland’s capital city, Nuuk.

The aircraft then climbed back up to 38,000 feet to continue its retirement flight onwards to Tucson in Arizona, U.S.

Data Credit: RadarBox

Air Greenland has since replaced their old Airbus A330-200 with a brand new Airbus A330-800neo, registered as OY-GKN. This frame was delivered to Air Greenland back in December 2022.

OY-GKN has seating for up to 305 passengers, broken down as 42 Premium and 263 Economy class seats.

Read our article covering the delivery of the carriers Airbus A300-800neo here.

Their new Airbus A330-800neo sits alongside their other fleet of 7x Dash 8 Q200s, 1x Beechcraft B200 King Air, 2x Search and Rescue Airbus H225 helicopters, 8x Bell 212 helicopters, and 9x Eurocopter AS350 helicopters.

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