SAS 737-600 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 3 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 965 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
Megatop From Denmark, joined May 1999, 349 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 3 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 884 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
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 3 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 883 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.
JFL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (15 years 3 months 5 days ago) and read 873 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.