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How Could AH Still Fly L-100?  
User currently offlineCapri From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 516 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

I was wondering if UK CAA still allow these outdated planes into its airspace, check this hercules into LHR, http://www.airliners.net/open.file/744657/M/
I was thinking remote airports somewhere in Africa, but not LHR, so what's up with this?

[Edited 2004-12-30 01:35:12]

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User currently offlineMarky From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

What's wrong with the Herks??

Seriously, the CAA has no power to stop foreign registered aircraft flying into UK airspace as long as they are registered in an ICAO contracting state. Foreign registered aircraft are the responsibility of the UK Government (through the Department of Transport). It is the Dept of Transport that gives permission for foreign operators and aircraft to fly into the UK.

The only aircraft that have been banned are due to noise regulations (which are EC laws) and some African states that are not considered to meet international standards (I believe it currently includes aircraft registered in Congo and Sierra Leone), along with some individual operators.

The CAA does carry out ramp checks and audits of foreign operators, but only at the request of and on behalf of the Dept. of Transport.

As the Algerie Herks meet noise regulations, and are registered in a contracting state, there is no reason why they shouldn't fly into the UK for many years to come!


User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2258 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2463 times:
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BTW thats not an Electra. But you do have Electras their too. Many planes a lot older than that as well. Herks are still being built.

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User currently offlineCapri From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2451 times:

that could be an interesting sight for spotters at LHR, and i thought after collapse of Khalifa, air algerie will have its market back and alone and would generate some money to update their fleet.

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19612 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2423 times:

The aircraft did, and probably still does, fly into FRA from ALG twice-weekly.

I also recall it flying into LHR.

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User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2410 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2280 times:

I believe it is used for flying from remote desert airports, where sandstorms would cause problems for jet aircraft.

It brings construction workers in and out on their R&R leave.

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