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Fresh face Greenlandcopter to offer charter for leisure and research
Greenlandcopter, located on the east coast of Greenland in the main town Tasiilaq, is anticipating a busy year with its AS350B3e, having founded the business in 2013.
Read this story in our April 2014 printed issue.

Greenlandcopter, located on the east coast of Greenland in the main town Tasiilaq, is anticipating a busy year with its AS350B3e, having founded the business in 2013. It will be using the Squirrel for charter activities including tourism and flights for scientific professionals. Sermilik Station, a glaciology research station for the Mittivakkat glacier, is situated nearby. “We aim to offer a broad range of services such as glacier sightseeing, expedition transportation and heli-skiing,” says pilot and co-owner Tim Nicolaisen. “Increased tourism, climate change research projects and expeditions all contribute to a growing need for helicopter services. Until now we have been limited to a single aircraft which is busy most of the time with scheduled flights to Kulusuk airport and the district villages.

“An increase in helicopter capacity has been long overdue, and a second aircraft based in Tasiilaq would add vital back-up security to the east coast area.”

Nicolaisen adds that the east coast is largely dependent on air routes for domestic and international connec-tions. His company is undergoing a pre-entry audit soon from the Danish CAA, at which point Greenlandcopter will have everything in place to begin operations. Its AOC is already in place. “We look forward to offering our services in meeting the growing demand in east Greenland,” he says.