Flying around Antarctica

Airplanes


Once passengers arrive at the Casey runway, those bound for other Antarctic stations and remote destinations would change to CASA 212 twin turbo-prop aircraft fitted with both skis and wheels. The capability offered by these aircraft provides further exciting new opportunities for the conduct of field science. In addition to moving scientists between stations, the C212 can move 2,000 kg of cargo up to 1,400 km. For aerial surveying the aircraft's range extends to 2,500 km.

This page was last modified on 1 September 2002.