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User currently offlineKurt From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 417 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1511 times:

Here's a dumb question: We're flying SK 945 ORD-ARN in two weeks on the way to LED (St. Petersburg). This is supposed to be one of the new A-330s. I got curious and went to the Scandinavian Flight Operations website and looked up SK's 330s and found:

No. Reg. Viking name MSN. Delivery
1 OY-KBN Eystein 496 16SEP02
2 LN-RKH Emund 497 01OCT02
3 SE-REE Sigrid 515 20FEB03
4 OY-KBS Erik MAR04

Why are there three different series (OY, LN, SE)? Has this something to do with SK representing Denmark, Sweden and Norway? Thanks!


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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 84
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1485 times:

Yes... some of the planes are registered in each country, despite the plane flying the flag of all three.

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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5999 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1417 times:

The OY- registration prefix is Danish, SE- is Swedish and LN- is norweigian. As far as I know, they're getting rid of the SE- registrations, since in time of war, NATO can call upon civil aircrafts to move troops around, and since Sweden is neutral, any aircraft on the SE- register may not be used.

User currently offlineSk945 From Sweden, joined May 2002, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1416 times:

CPH-R,
Thats not really the reason for changing the registrations from SE to mostly LN (Norway). In Sweden sales- and lease back aint allowed, wish SAS normaly would like to do with some of there new planes. Also, its cheeper to use planes reg. in a other country on domestic flights in Sweden (strange - but true)



User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5999 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1399 times:

You're right, sorry. I can remember it now too  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineKurt From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1365 times:

Do the "Viking" names correspond to the three countries as well or are they just random? There was a "Huge Viking" 747, right?

User currently offlineSk945 From Sweden, joined May 2002, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

Kurt,
I would guess that the names are just random. They are all old nordic/viking names and all three nations share the same history when it comes to vikings.
Todays Huge Viking is a Dash Q400.


User currently offlinePKK From Denmark, joined Apr 2003, 184 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1330 times:

And the first Huge Viking, was SAS' first 747-200. The plane I had my very first flight on.... quite good to start on a 747 eh ?


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User currently offlineLn-kgl From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 1039 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1321 times:

Kurt, if you need a complete SAS fleet list (both current and historic), I suggest you look into this http://www.plane-spotter.com/Airlines/SAS/The_fleet.pdf

Kurt Gorm
webmaster@plane-spotter.com


User currently offlineKurt From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1280 times:

So "Huge" is a viking name and not "Huge" like "Boy, that plane is HUGE!" Or is this some sort of a pun?

User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5999 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1279 times:

I think it started out as a pun, since Huge is a viking name.

However, the pun has lost its name, since it has been given to one of SAS' smaller aircrafts:


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