LN-ATC From Norway, joined Jul 2001, 62 posts, RR: 3 Posted (10 years 3 months ago) and read 3040 times:
Three ex-SAS 767-383ERs have been parked on military ramps at Stavanger Airport Sola for a few months. Despite our humid climate, and that the airport is very close to a lot of salt water, SAS were very keen on storing aircraft here. Maybe because of the Norwegian Military's minor parking fee, less than £100 (NOK 1000) per month for all the three I think. Anyway, a couple of days ago someone told med that all three of them recently had been sold and soon would leave Stavanger for their new owner(s)/operator(s). Today, OY-KDN left for Copenhagen. Does anyone out there know who the new operator(s) will be? (I don't).
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7804 posts, RR: 54 Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2434 times:
The airframe cycles indicates midlife, but the hours are very high. The average sector flown by these aircraft is about 7hrs15mins - seriously well utilised aircraft. 60,000 hours is high, the highest number of hours scored by a single 747 airframe is 101,000, and these three planes are nearly two thirds of the way there.
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LAXINTL From United States of America, joined May 2000, 23465 posts, RR: 50 Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2273 times:
For starters 60,000 flight hours is certainly mid life for the 767. While SAS has indeed utilized these aircraft quite well over the years, the airframes have been maintained very well, and are still young in age having been built in 1990.
There are certainly many other 767 fleets with higher hours and cycles.
In regards to the 747, 101,000 flight hours has been exceeded by several aircraft a few years back. A quick review of my fleet data show at least 25 aircraft with over 100,000 hours, and the fleet leaders being a 200F at Korean and a KLM -300, both with over 115,000hours.
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GOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1892 times:
From swedspotters today. Collected over the summer, so certain things might be outdated.
OY-KDL contact with sostumers, to be sold June 2003
LN-RCE Lease return to ICON March-2003
LN-RCM Lease return to Nordea May-2003
LN-RCD For sale parked SVG?
OY-KDN Delivered in Jun-2003?
LN-RCL Lease return Okt-2003
LN-RCG Lease return Nov-2003
LN-RCH Lease return Feb-2004
LN-RCF Lease return Maj-2003
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