Sevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2568 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?
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8115 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2247 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.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
Md80forum From Finland, joined May 1999, 157 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2032 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).
LN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1880 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.