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User currently offlineSAS 737-600 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (16 years 2 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1069 times:

Hi. Just wanted to put out a question to see how many who knew it. I know it myself. Here's the question: Which airline launched the first commercial Caravelle flight, and in which country was this aircraft registered?

I will post the answer sometime during the next 24 hours

SAS 737-600

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User currently offlineCraig From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (16 years 2 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1005 times:


Answer: SAS, I think it was registered in Norway? but I might be wrong.

I think Air France was the first to order but SAS beat them to the first flight. Please correct me if I am wrong though.



User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4643 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (16 years 2 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1001 times:

Air France launched it.
The first Caravelle was registered in France, the registration starting with F. Air France introduced the Caravelle in 1959.

Air France inaugura le premier vol commercial de la Caravelle.
La premiere Caravelle fut immatriculée en France, l'immatriculation commençant par F. Air France inaugura la Caravelle in 1959.

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium
Bruxelles Belgique

Ben Soriano
User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (16 years 2 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 996 times:

According to my sources, SAS registration number F-WHHI was the first Caravelle in revenue service from Copenhagen to Beirut on 26 April, 1959.

User currently offlineMegatop From Denmark, joined May 1999, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (16 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 988 times:

Craig and TWA_200 is quit right. Air France has announced that they, as the first airliner would put the Carevelle in service. But SAS beat them on the route to Beirute as TWA_200 wrote. The Carevelle had a lot of people from the Scandinavia press onboad

User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (16 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 987 times:

Hi. According to my sources SAS although received their own Caravelles III latter were first to put the plane commercially, they leased plane 02 (F-BHHI) firstly for crew trainning but they infact started on the 26th. April 1959 from Copenhagen to Beirut 10 days earlier then Air France F-BHRA from Paris to Beirut. SAS received their first Carvelle III on April but just entering in commercial activity on the 15th. May.

User currently offlineTg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (16 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 988 times:

SAS in Norway

tg 747-300

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User currently offlineSAS 737-600 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (16 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 989 times:

The answer is SAS, and the plane was registered LN-KLH, named Finn Viking, and flew the first route from Copenhagen to Beirut.

SAS 737-600

User currently offlineJFL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (16 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 977 times:

The French registration F-W... is a temporary number to certified the airplane. Some US airlines AIRBUS were operated or delivered with french registration F-W...before receiving they're permanent N number.
Even in FRANCE, it's not rare to see a brand new AIRBUS with F-W... but it's just a matter of month before the regular F number will be painted.


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