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NEWS: Around the Arctic January 22, 2014 - 1:02 pm

Photo: The ultimate cold weather stress test — Iqaluit in January

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The Airbus company's newest commercial jet liner, the A350-900, on the Iqaluit airport runway Jan. 24. A crew of 48 engineers and test pilots with the European aircraft manufacturer arrived that day to test the aircraft in extreme cold and dry conditions. “You need an airport with a lot of support, a long runway and lots of parking space to do this kind of thing, and that’s what’s attractive about Iqaluit,” said mayor John Graham, who welcomed the crew to the city on the first day of testing. As airport manager prior to his election as mayor, Graham has welcomed Airbus and other aircraft companies doing similar work since the 1990s. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MARK MORRISSEY)
The Airbus company's newest commercial jet liner, the A350-900, on the Iqaluit airport runway Jan. 24. A crew of 48 engineers and test pilots with the European aircraft manufacturer arrived that day to test the aircraft in extreme cold and dry conditions. “You need an airport with a lot of support, a long runway and lots of parking space to do this kind of thing, and that’s what’s attractive about Iqaluit,” said mayor John Graham, who welcomed the crew to the city on the first day of testing. As airport manager prior to his election as mayor, Graham has welcomed Airbus and other aircraft companies doing similar work since the 1990s. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MARK MORRISSEY)

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