bombardier and air inuit collaborate on q300 freighter
Bombardier and Air Inuit Collaborate on Q300 Freighter
Bombardier and Canada based airline Air Inuit have announced that they will soon begin working on a joint project involving the conversion of Bombardier Q300 turboprop aircrafts from passenger planes to cargo freighters. As one of the most prominent users of the Q300 aircraft, Air Inuit had been pushing for a Q300 turboprop passenger to freighter conversion for quite some time. Essentially, the project will involve the two companies working together to add a large cargo door and create as much space inside the Q300s as possible. The final cargo freighter version of the Q300s will have a capacity of approximately 12,500 lbs.
“With its excellent airfield performance–especially on gravel runways–the Q300 aircraft is well adapted for remote operations like those required to support Canada’s resource industries and northern communities,”
said Air Inuit vice president and COO 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.”
Air Inuit is a Quebec based airline that was founded in 1978 and today takes part in many different sectors within of the aviation industry including emergency air transport, medical transport, passenger flights, cargo flights, and charter flights. This airline is especially unique in that each plane within its fleet is equipped with artic-adapted enhancements. Look for Air Inuit to expand their freighter capabilities in the coming years.