Nord-Flyg Launches Q400 Program

 - July 30, 2008, 6:30 AM

Swedish cargo operator Nord-Flyg has launched a Q400 PF (Package Freighter) program with Canada’s Cascade Aerospace using two of the Bombardier turboprops previously owned by SAS. Abbotsford, British Columbia-based Cascade also signed a letter of intent to convert another three Q400s for Nord-Flyg. The Swedish airline plans to use the airplanes for overnight package delivery in Europe, according to Bombardier. Nord-Flyg president Ulf Darenius said the aircraft will save the company approximately $1.8 million based on an annual utilization of 1,200 hours, compared to a jet of similar size.