Travel Within Greenland

CPS arranges transportation to and from remote field camps using ski-equipped Twin Otters or helicopters.

A Twin Otter delivers researchers to Greenland's inland ice. Photo: Genti Toyokuni

A Twin Otter delivers researchers to Greenland’s inland ice. Photo: Genti Toyokuni

Air National Guard
The New York Air National Guard 109th Air Wing provides heavy lift services with ski-equipped LC-130 Hercules aircraft.

Commercial Air
Air Greenland operates scheduled, fixed-wing and helicopter service from Kangerlussuaq to most coastal towns and villages within Greenland. Air Greenland also provides scheduled jet service between Kangerlussuaq and Copenhagen.

Chartered Aircraft

A helicopter-supported field put-in. Photo: Jason Briner

A helicopter-supported field put-in. Photo: Jason Briner

With NSF approval, CPS charters helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft for remote field projects. Your CPS project manager will develop a custom flight plan around science objectives and provide information/support to your field team to ensure safe, efficient air operations.

Available Vehicles
CPS provides research teams in Greenland with vehicles for science project use, including snowmachines (utilized for transportation and moving light cargo) and Tucker Snowcats (employed to move larger cargo and travel to remote science sites).

Cargo Tracking System (CTS)
The annual Air Guard flight calendar can be accessed through the Cargo Tracking System .