41 Years Old: A “New” Boeing 737-200 for Air Inuit

41 Years Old: A "New" Boeing 737-200 for Air Inuit

The Boeing 737-200 is an actual jet old. Extinct in our part of the world, the “thunder pig” is still very popular with airlines in Canada. A carrier recently received supplies: Air Inuit’s latest addition to the fleet is more than 41 years old.

Small and loud, a little chubby, but still difficult to stay active in old age: this is how the Boeing 737-200 presents itself in the rugged expanses of Canada. While the original version of the 737 has a long history for airlines in Europe, many operators in Canada swear by the services of their “thunder pigs”. With gravel kits on the landing gear, even old-school jets can take off and land on unpaved slopes, bringing cargo and passengers to remote locations and not caring that most of their conspiracies have been around for a long time. Turned into cans of coke. Because here, in Canada, their services are still needed – and that won’t change anytime soon.


canadian north

By the summer of 2021, C-GOPW flew from Yellowknife to the Canadian north. Now she is going on a journey of Air Inuit.

three to four

One airline that relies entirely on the 737-200 is Air Inuit from the province of Quebec. From its home airport, Montréal-Trudeau, it offers scheduled and charter services with Jet-Oldie – and uses the 737-200C (“convertible”) version, which can be used as a pure passenger jet, pure freighter or mixed form. can be done in Can do configuration, as required. Air Inuit is so convinced of this version that a fourth aircraft was added to the trio in September: the 737-200C, registered as C-GOPW, built at Boeing’s Renton plant in 1980, and in September of the same year. Pacific Western Airlines and recently flew from Yellowknife to Canadian North. In the future, she will keep the company of her three sisters at Air Inuit in Quebec.

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“Extremely Versatile Aircraft”

At over 41 years old, the C-GOPW ranks among the Air Inuit sub-fleet in terms of age. The airline’s oldest 737-200C, license plate C-GMAI, is over 43 years old, with the youngest being 40 years old. Age clearly plays a secondary role for the 737-200, as carefully maintained and equipped with modern avionics, time is clashing with the strong classics. In any case, Air Inuit praises the 737-200C on its website as an “extremely versatile aircraft” that gives customers “a wide range of options” – whether you’re in the Canadian Arctic with 25 employees and 25,000 pounds. Planning a mining mission with Want to transport heavy machinery or travel to a foreign destination with my 111 close friends.”


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