LhrRampRats From UK - England, joined Apr 2010, 54 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5908 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.
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10443 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5888 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.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
LhrRampRats From UK - England, joined Apr 2010, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5688 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
LN-KGL From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 1137 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5340 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
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.