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User currently offlineSevenair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2613 times:

was reading an article on Gender and it says that Transwede once operated an MD87 on the Stockholm-Miami route! Well, I personally think its a bit small to go all the way to USA on! Although saying that, CO regularly use 752 (although a bit bigger than M87). Anyone else know of planes which you would consider unsuitable for their given route? If so why?

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User currently offlineTs-ior From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2380 times:

A tech-stop may have been made in Greenland or Bangor,otherwise the plane was fitted with extra tanks and then the flights weren't fully loaded.

User currently offlineVulindlela744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2342 times:

That Transwede flight was actually from ARN-FLL and did make a re-fuel stop in GAnder and sometimes in Bangor too depending on wind.

User currently offlineCedarjet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2292 times:

Those crazy Swedes. Conair (actually they might be Danish or Norwegian) used to fly charters in the 60s and 70s to the US (Florida, and for some reason Nebraska somewhere) with Caravelles, also to Colombo and Bangkok.

More recently, a few Scandinavian A320s have turned up in Florida.

User currently offlineMd80forum From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2077 times:

Have some unconfirmed information that Transwede was the only airline with some MD-83 aircraft certified for the ETOPS-90 minute rule (the longest time a twin jet can be over water and away from any given alternate airport).

User currently offlineLN-MOW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1925 times:

The flights were actually operated with MD83's .. not -87's. I doubt if ETOPS rules apply on the routing they had. With a stop on Iceland you shouldn't need it. Icelandair flew their 734 to Halifax without ETOPS certification.

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