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SAS A340 Heathrow Movements  
User currently offlineLhrRampRats From UK - England, joined Apr 2010, 54 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5561 times:

Over the past week atleast (that i know of!!) SAS have been sending in A340s once a day.
Why is this?? I was told for cargo reasons but not sure on that. They used to send 767s in
to LHR regularly to fill up with cargo, most notably OY-KDH !!!!!
Does anyone know where this airframe is nowadays bless it?? !!
Would have loved to have seen the current SAS livery gracing a B767.

[Edited 2010-09-10 11:31:39]

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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9838 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5541 times:

Just a guess, but with such a small long haul fleet, they could be using the route for crew currency. It can be hard for crews to get the required number of takeoffs and landings when a long haul fleet is so small and is always crewed with more than 2 pilots. SQ has put A340-500s on short haul routes between flights for this reason.


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User currently offlineeicvd From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2193 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5449 times:

Quoting LhrRampRats (Thread starter):
Does anyone know where this airframe is nowadays bless it?? !!
http://www.planespotters.net/Product...st/Boeing/767/24358,OY-KDH-SAS.php


User currently offlinehotplane From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5431 times:

Simply a shortage of MD80s. No other aircraft are available either.

User currently offlineLarshjort From Niue, joined Dec 2007, 1529 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5367 times:

Quoting hotplane (Reply 3):
Simply a shortage of MD80s.

Rather a shortage of MD80 pilots. SAS is flying more routes now than they had planned and therefore don't have enought pilots current on the MD80.

/Lars



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User currently offlineLhrRampRats From UK - England, joined Apr 2010, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5341 times:

Quoting hotplane (Reply 3):
Simply a shortage of MD80s. No other aircraft are available either.

I must say working at T5 all i see these days from SAS are MD80s and A319/21s. The strong SAS 737
presence at LHR has seemed to have eased a bit. the only 737 in SAS colours seems to be from
Braathens!!!


User currently offlineLN-KGL From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 1088 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4993 times:

Quoting LhrRampRats (Reply 5):
I must say working at T5 all i see these days from SAS are MD80s and A319/21s. The strong SAS 737 presence at LHR has seemed to have eased a bit. the only 737 in SAS colours seems to be from
Braathens!!!

LhrRampRats, the Braathens name ceased to exist on 1 June 2007 as SAS Braathens changed name to SAS Norway (CNO AOC, callsign Scanor and flight number SK8XX from OSL and SK462X from SVG). Since October 2009 all SAS Norway aircraft was moved to the common SAS AOC and has since then used the callsign Scandinavian.

The 21 SAS flights that landed at Heathrow yesterday (Friday 10th) consisted of
1x A343 (KBA on SK501 from CPH)
1x A319 (KBT)
8x MD82 (RMR, KGT, ROT, KHN, RMM, RMO, DIR and DMB from ARN, GOT and CPH)
5x B736 (RPU, RPZ, RRR, RPB and RCW from OSL, ARN and SVG)
4x B73G (RRB, RNWx2 and TUD* from OSL, ARN and SVG)
2x B738 (RPMx2 from OSL)
* The only former Braathens aircraft - a -705 - the rest of the 737s were -683, -783 and -883.

In other words over 50% of the SAS aircraft that landed yesterday were Boeing 737NGs.


User currently offlineOtnySASLHR From Spain, joined May 2007, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4760 times:

Quoting LhrRampRats (Thread starter):
Would have loved to have seen the current SAS livery gracing a B767.

A quick search of the photo search engine revealed:-


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Tony



oTny
User currently offlineLhrRampRats From UK - England, joined Apr 2010, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4661 times:

Quoting LN-KGL (Reply 6):
In other words over 50% of the SAS aircraft that landed yesterday were Boeing 737NGs.

Oh well !! Must just be me then, everytime i see a SAS its a MadDog!!!!

Cheers LN-KGL !!


User currently offlineLN-KGL From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 1088 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4527 times:

Quoting LhrRampRats (Reply 8):

Oh well !! Must just be me then, everytime i see a SAS its a MadDog!!!!

It could also be that the MadDogs are so noisy that you just have to take a look   


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