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Wich Airlines Flown Mercure?  
User currently offlineIcarus75 From France, joined Oct 2003, 798 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1527 times:

Back in the late 80's, I've flown several times with Air Inter (French domestic company) in Mercure aircrafts.
Does someone know wich are the other companies flying this aircraft?


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User currently offlineEzycrew From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 460 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1519 times:

I think Air Inter was the sole operator of the Mercure. I think they had 10 of them.

User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1518 times:

Nope. Just them. I believe that only 10-12 airframes were built, all of them going to Air Inter.

User currently offlineFLYSSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7412 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1481 times:

Air Inter was finally the sole operator of the Mercure, with 11 aircrafts in service (not 10).

10 series aircrafts were produced, and Air Inter added to its fleet in the early 80's the 11th aircraft : one of the prototype, modified to be able to carry PAX. It was registered F-BTMD (MD=Marcel Dassault).
All other a/c were registered from F-BTTA to F-BTTJ.


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User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6449 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

Air Inter ordered 10 examples of a stretched version with reduced fuel capacity for its generally very short ranged network.

Since the program ended with that, then the shorter, lower capacity prototype was later rebuilt to the same standard and sold cheaply to Air Inter.

That's the background behind dozens of threads here at a.net bashing the Mercure for it's short range.

If the Mercure had sold in numbers to ordinary airlines, then the bulk would have been the original shorter version which would have had the same lower seating capacity and longer range capability as the B737-200.

The truth is that the Mercure came too late into an already overcrowded market dominated by BAC One-Eleven, DC-9, B737 and to some extent Trident and B727.

Happy landing, Preben Norholm



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User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3023 posts, RR: 36
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1411 times:
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Air Inter was the sole owner and promary operator of the type. Air France leased 2 examples to evaluate them but otherwise only Air Inter operated the type.


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