On Wednesday, 1 July, the Icelandic Coast Guard, or locally known as Landhelgisgæslan, celebrated their anniversary. At 1500 (3pm) local time, the newest addition to the coast guard fleet landed at Reykjavik city airport. The new airplane was ordered 2 years ago and was finally delivered on Wednesday. This plane is to replace operations of TF-SYN, the 32 year old Fokker, that has been flying coast guard missions for the past years.
The new plane acquired by the Coast Guard is with the registration TF-SIF. The type of plane is a Dash-8 Q300, simliar to what the domestic airline Air Iceland flies to Greenland. This airplane will mainly be used for search and rescue missions, shore and sea patrol.
More information can be found at the official website of the Icelandic Coast Guard at www.lhg.is